Most of my blog posts are for my readers and fans and folks who just like to see what I’m up to. Today’s blog is more for the writers out there, but I’m certainly not going to turn you away if you aren’t one. 🙂
Book blurbs can be a writer’s worst nightmare, but it’s often the main way (and maybe the only way, depending on the reader) to sell a story. For a writer, writing a blurb can translate into hours of frustration in distilling a 70,000 or 80,000 or 90,000 word book down into three or four succinct, brutally short paragraphs.
For a reader, it can be the difference between hitting “1-click” or moving on to another author.
For a writer, it’s a make or break situation.
I must have done something right, because my very own blurb for In This Life, Book 1 of the Past Life Series, is featured on Glenna Mageau’s blog title, “An Example of What Makes a Fiction Blurb Compelling”.
Glenna’s got some really good tips on her page — some of which were good reminders for me even though it was my blurb she used for her example.
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