One moment that really stood out for me was during a chat with agent Susan Hawk. We were discussing my manuscript, and she asked me what the heart of my story was.
Wait, what? The heart? Not the genre-elevator-pitch-setting-main-character-plot-query-marketability? I walked away really thinking about this question. What IS the heart of my story?
Within a few minutes, I narrowed it down to two basic thoughts. It's a story about:
- a boy who forgot how to love people
- a boy who needs to run away to find his way back home
So what about you? What is the heart of your story?