For starters, for those of you who don’t know me- hi! I’m Orona, a budding filmmaker and lawyer in the making. In the past I’ve taught drama and film in high school, and I am very passionate about literature. I was once very active on the forums but took a break from it- and now I’m back! And… I’m here to help you with your pitches! All genres are welcomed here on this thread!
I used to have a thread here on the forums for reviewing pitches and stories, however one of them got closed (I have no idea why… maybe cause it was inactive? Welp, I’m sorry guys. I had exams at the time and felt the need to take a break from reviews). Hence, I decided to start a new one! Sadly though, I won’t be doing story reviews, because mine are excessively detailed and I am in university now and I used to to do those reviews during my IB days, therefore, I have no time for them. But I can still help out with pitches.
Before we get to it, there are some ground rules/information which needs to be laid down (after I’m done with my exams I shall add some more):
Make sure your pitch is more than at least 8-9 sentences long. I am asking for a detailed pitch, and not a one-liner where you ask me to tell you whether it interested me or not. I want to know your idea, give my opinion, and help you develop it if you need the help.
I am an extremely nice person (well, I think so at least), so don’t worry! I will, absolutely not, tear down your pitches if I feel they aren’t good enough. I know how it feels to be criticized, and while I can assure you that I will not act rude or condescending when giving you my opinion, I have to be able to tell you the truth regarding what I feel about the pitch. So don’t, in any way, feel like I am trying to offend you. That is not my intention at all. I just want to help you guys to create stories that come across as intriguing to your audience through small tweaks here and there (that is, if they need any).
3)If you’ve understood the rules, when applying for a review make sure you write the password, which is: Bughead.
Please use this form:
Tentative Story Name: _______/(N/A if you don’t have one yet)
I will rate stories based on these criteria/aspects:
E- Engagement ( out of 10)
Measures the depth of engagement derived from just the story’s pitch. This is important as pitches are the outline of the story- without this being engaging, a story in its full written form would not be intriguing either.
C- Clarity (out of 10)
Clarity refers to the lucidity of the pitch/idea/storyline. This is imperative for a successful story as there must be some sort of coherence, in regards to the story flow.
P- Plot (out of 10)
Refers to the plot of the story, and the overall level of development it achieves.
T- Thematic ideas (out of 10)
Looks into the themes presented in the potential story’s pitches, and the degree of intricacy and meaning it would provide readers with.
Just any other general comments I have regarding the story’s pitch.
I may ask you questions to get a better idea of the story, perhaps more than one or two if I sense any holes/the pitch scores a low Clarity level.
Therefore, it’ll be out of 40.
Looking forward to some awesome story ideas! An example of a previous review can be found in the post below.
Also, I will be reviewing the pitches from the old forum, here.