The peanut butter and jelly of pitching a story

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"You want to pitch a story about a quirky little diner that is shutting after a short but successful run. It doesn't sound like much of a story -- unless you can say that the diner attracted a large clientele from the city's legal community. Or was the only place where homeless people and business people ate, side by side... Or the owner is closing shop because she is going to take the profits and sail around the world" (How to pitch a story)

Not only is it important to have details when pitching a story, but it is also important to have interesting stories.  What will make the story stand out?  It needs details that are unique.  I would assume that an editor is more likely to use ideas if they are interesting in some way since people are more likely to read stories with an unusual twist.  Therefore, finding the details to a story will uncover unique stories which will create stronger ideas.  Details and interesting points, where can you go wrong with that combo?  It's like a PB&J!


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