Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Prepping for Conference - One Sheet

I've been working on my one sheets or pitch sheets for the upcoming ACFW Conference, and I thought maybe I'd reprise a previous blog post where I outlined my process for creating a one sheet. You can find it by clicking on the link below.


Have you created a One Sheet before? How did it go?


  1. I've just created my first one - but I'm excited to check out your post about making yours. I need help! :) Looking forward to meeting you soon.

  2. Just tweeked mine last night. I made it a couple of months ago, but had to polish it up so I can print it. Then I'm all ready to go! I love seeing everyone's creativity and little peeks into their books!

  3. Yours looks great! I use Publisher so it makes things easier, I think. This will be my 2nd time to prepare one sheets! See you soon!

  4. Yep, I've created a couple pitch sheets. Okay, actually, confession: I paid a graphic designer to create them. Haha. But I got to the point where I was just too busy and knew designing something wasn't in my skill set. Thankfully, I'd budgeted and had the money. I would love to recommend my designer because he was amazing, so if anyone needs someone... :)

    Random sidenote: I had two editors tell me a few months ago that they could already "hear" my writing voice on my one sheet. It's a great reminder that the copy on a one-sheet is so important! It's often the very first thing an agent/editor reads of ours. So having a tightly-worded premise that reveals our voice, a great bio, etc., it's a biggie. :) Loved your post on creating them, Erica!

  5. This is very helpful, Erica... thank you! I used one sheets for novels I was pitching at two conferences. They weren't nearly as detailed as yours, or as well designed! I assumed the info needed to be brief so used only one side of the sheet and didn't include any graphics except for my own photo with my bio. I'm beginning to prepare for a conference in October, so am going to take a closer look at designing something more useful.