This is so helpful! I am particularly struck by the elevator pitch part. I’ve been dabbling in a bit of screenwriting (how-to is my usual area), and Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat! series includes a tough-love approach to the topic of the logline (a.k.a. elevator pitch): he says if you cannot sum up your story in one sentence, your idea isn’t focused enough. (He also includes fill-in-the-blank formats for creating log lines.) After some initial whining of the “But there’s so much more to my story!” Variety, I now think he’s absolutely right– I just had never thought about applying this concept to queries before. Thanks for this insight!