Are you ready for the ACFW Conference? Can you ever be ready enough? Do you have your clothes ready? Your business cards? Your One-Sheets?
By now most conferees know if they are pitching to an editor or an agent, they need a One-Sheet that describes their project. Some writers pay to have them created, and the ones I’ve seen are gorgeous. But if you’re like me and money is tight, what do you do?
You go to Publisher or Word and create your own. It’s not that hard. I chose to use Publisher because I’m familiar with it. For my One-Sheets I chose the Floating Oval template and tweaked it.
I changed the Oval Heading to a rectangle and put my title in. Below that, in one column, is my photo and professional information. On the right is a log line for the book, a picture that indicates what the book is about, then a brief synopsis.
Usually when I went in for my appointment with an editor or agent, after I introduced myself I handed them my One-Sheet. It always piqued their interest, then we chatted about the story.
Any questions about creating a One-Sheet? Leave them in the comment section and I'll try to answer them.