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Road Trip Wednesday #83: The Elevator Pitch

Welcome to our 83rd Road Trip Wednesday!


Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

We'd love for you to participate! Just answer the prompt on your own blog and leave a link - or, if you prefer, you can include your answer in the comments.

This Week's Topic:

You're re-reading one of your favs when someone asks the dreaded question: "What's that book about?" Give us your best off-the-cuff blurb of any book, any genre, and have your readers try to guess the title in the comments!

Example:

Well, this high school chick gets her first period in the gym showers and totally freaks. Her classmates pretend to like her, then humiliate her at the prom by dumping pig blood on her head, so she kills them all by using her telekinetic powers and burning down the school.


Road Trip Song of the Week:
We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel
Michelle Schusterman

Michelle writes books for kids, screenplays for a tv/film production company, and music for anyone who'd buy a "groove matters" bumper sticker. She lives in New York City with her husband (and band mate) and their chocolate lab (who is more of a vocalist). She is the author of middle grade series I Heart Band - 2014, and The Kat Sinclair Files - 2015 (both from Grosset).

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32 comments:

  1. Fun fun! :D http://lmoh.livejournal.com/

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  2. i wanna play too. Mine is easy http://beck-nicholas.blogspot.com/

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  3. This was super fun!

    http://alisonmiller20.blogspot.com/2011/06/rtw-pitch-it-to-me.html

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  4. Love this topic!

    http://lorarpfictionblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/elevator-pitch-hook-em-quickly.html

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  5. This was hard, but fun!

    http://hddodson.blogspot.com/

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  6. Ooh, cute idea! Here's mine:

    http://katyupperman.com/2011/06/15/rtw-the-elevator-pitch/

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  7. Fun one! Can't wait to play!
    Here's mine:

    http://jennhoffine.blogspot.com/2011/06/road-trip-wednesday_15.html

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  8. Aubrey (real, live teenager)June 15, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    I don't have a blog, so I'll just post mine here.

    This is probably quite obvious, but...

    One girl, trained all her life to be selfless and humble, must examine herself for the first time. Who is she? Where does she belong? One choice can changer her forever. This novel is set in the future, and each 16-year old must choose a colony to live in determined by the virtues they treasure most deeply, intelligence, humility, kindness...
    Time is running out, and must make the ultimate choice: be true to her family, or true to herself?

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  9. Aubrey (real, live teenager)June 15, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    I don't have a blog, so I'll just post mine here.

    This is probably quite obvious, but...

    One girl, trained all her life to be selfless and humble, must examine herself for the first time. Who is she? Where does she belong? One choice can changer her forever. This novel is set in the future, and each 16-year old must choose a colony to live in determined by the virtues they treasure most deeply, intelligence, humility, kindness...
    Time is running out, and must make the ultimate choice: be true to her family, or true to herself?

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  10. The hardest part of this one for me was deciding which book to do...here's mine.

    http://writerschasm.blogspot.com/2011/06/rtw-off-cuff-blurb.html

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  11. This was hard! http://bit.ly/lzBD3s

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  12. I found this surprisingly hard! My attempt: http://www.rebeccabehrens.com/2011/06/rtw-blurbing-by-seat-of-my-pants.html

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  13. Pure silliness...

    http://bit.ly/lMl4KT

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  14. So fun!

    Here is mine:

    http://cindythomasbooks.blogspot.com/2011/06/road-trip-wednesday-elevator-pitch.html

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  15. OH THIS IS SO MUCH FUN!!!!! Here's mine

    http://marilynalmodovar.blogspot.com/2011/06/road-trip-wednesday-one-way-to-find-out.html

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  16. These are so much fun to read and write! Here's mine:
    http://angelicarjackson.blogspot.com/2011/06/rtw-paris-boy.html

    As usual, I'll make the rounds to everyone else's this evening.

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  17. This is very fun! Here's my "entry" into the pitchathon:

    http://karensandler.wordpress.com/2011/06/15/rtw-guess-this-pitch/

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  18. Can't wait to figure out everyone else's!

    http://heyimkt.blogspot.com/2011/06/rtw-elevator-pitch.html

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  19. Here's mine:

    http://jessicalovewrites.blogspot.com/2011/06/road-trip-wednesday-elevator-pitch.html

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  20. I'm baaack!

    http://overyonderlit.blogspot.com/2011/06/rtw-try-this-hat-on-for-size.html

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  21. When I tell people about books I love i tend to ramble... http://sarahnicolas.com/blog/2011/06/road-trip-wednesday-elevator-pitch/

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  22. My response!

    http://www.chelseyblair.com/2011/06/rtw-taglines.html

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  23. I have a shared blog so I can't post to it as it's not my turn so here's mine.

    Vampire falls in love with snack.

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  24. Here's mine: http://theunemployedbooklover.blogspot.com/2011/06/elevator-pitches.html

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  25. Aaahhh, mine's too easy. Check it out here:

    http://daydreamertowriter.blogspot.com/2011/06/woo-hoos-and-road-trip-wednesday.html

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  26. How I'd most likely attempt to describe some of my favorite books, uncaffeinated and unprepared:

    http://offcentre.net/blog/2011/6/15/rtw-describing-your-favorite-books.html

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  27. Here's mine:

    http://writeaboutnothing.blogspot.com/2011/06/road-trip-wednesday-83-elevator-pitch.html

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