Thursday, January 14, 2010

CREATING A ONE-SHEET

Also known as a pitch-sheet or sometimes a sell-sheet, the one-sheet is an overview about both the author and the book being pitched. It is a simple, easy-to-read, one-page information sheet formatted in a visual way to get across the basics included in a proposal when you meet an agent or editor at a conference.

Below is a list of articles that explain what you need to include on a one-sheet, with a few samples to show the difference between a simple listing of the information and the visual effect a one-sheet should have.

How to Write a One-Sheet http://www.ehow.com/how_2199936_write-a-onesheet.html

The Pitch-Sheet and One-Sheet http://kayedacus.com/2007/08/28/beyond-the-first-draft%E2%80%94the-pitch-sheet-and-one-sheet/

The Writer’s One-Sheet http://resourcesforwriters.suite101.com/article.cfm/the_writers_onesheet Creating an

Effective One-Sheet http://www.reimer-reason.ca/creatingeffectiveonesheet.html

Use a One-Sheet to make a Great First Impression http://www.tracyruckman.com/downloads/One%20Sheets.pdf

MY ONE-SHEET:
Below is a copy of my one-sheet. As you can see, the color and text-blocking give it much more visual appeal than simply stating the information.


7 comments:

Patricia PacJac Carroll said...

Nice one sheet. Glad I stumbled upon your blog. I'll be back. (not sure how to write that like Arnold would say : )

Suzanne said...

Thank you, Patricia!
How about,"I'll be baach"??? LOL

Linda Glaz said...

Great stuff here, thanks so much.

Debbie Archer said...

Suzanne,
I love the general look of your one-sheet but would love to really study it before conference to get mine ready. Is there a way to enlarge it? I tried but the pixels were off and I couldn't read the contents.

Debbie

Mel said...

This is fantastic! Thank you! I'm a visual learner so being able to physically see the examples is perfect for me!

Blessings,
Mel
Please feel free to stop by: Trailing After God

Suzanne said...

Me too, Mel. That's why I always try to give an example or two in my articles on writing.

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