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Guest Post by Molly Pinto Madigan on her success with last October’s Adult Pitch (#AdPit)

By Molly Pinto Madigan

140 characters.

That’s all you have to summarize the quintessence of your book. Oh, and while you’re at it, you need to make it dazzling enough to catch an agent’s eye: a snappy, summer sparkler that will blind with its brilliance and stand out against the annoyingly clogged Twitter feed. “For cripessake, we’re novelists,” you say. “140 characters couldn’t adequately describe an exceptionally dull pack of chewing gum, let alone a completed masterpiece of literary achievement!”

I hear you. I feel your pain. I question your judgment in using the word cripessake, but, hey, you’re a neologist. I dig it. Save some of that panache for your Twitter pitch, you! Okay, so the truth of the matter is: it’s a miserable pain in the arse trying to squeeze an intelligible pitch…

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