I’m in a dark place regarding the book in progress. This happens to all authors so I’m trying not to get too panicked about the situation. I’m in the midst of a major rewrite on the intro – I’ll spare you what version I’m on, soon to be double-digits – and nothing, absolutely NOTHING, feels right anymore.
Part of selling a manuscript, or so I’m told, is being able to pitch it in one sentence, and three sentences. So I started investigating movie taglines, thinking that might give me some idea of what the ‘pros’ come up with in regards to some movies I am very well acquainted with.
almost famous – Experience it. Enjoy it. Just don’t fall for it.
rockstar – the story of a wannabe who got to be
this is spinal tap – Does for rock and roll what “The Sound of Music” did for hills
high fidelity – A comedy about fear of commitment, hating your job, falling in love and other pop favorites.
bull durham – It’s all about sex and sport. What else is there?
empire records – open til midnite.
detroit rock city – Kiss The Rules Goodbye.
chasing amy – It’s not who you love. It’s how.
bridget jones – It’s Monday morning, Bridget has woken up with a headache, a hangover and her boss. [alright, so I’m not well acquainted with this, but it’s a damned good tagline; better than the movie itself]
Madonna: truth or dare – like you’ve never seen her before [duh]
Metallica: some kind of monster – The film that redefines group therapy.
say anything – To know Lloyd Dobler is to love him. Diane Court is about to know Lloyd Dobler.
six feet under – Every Day Above Ground Is A Good One.
sex and the city – Are you ready for more? [Is that not the most boring thing ever?? My gawd, I never would’ve watched the show if I heard that beforehand!]