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I don't know how

to write a blurb for my own writing...

200 words. I know I've read book blurbs a million times, but I never wrote one before...

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ljs
Jun. 15th, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
I know -- it's really a specialized skill, and I just don't have it. Yet! We'll persevere!

[hugs hugs]
wildrider
Jun. 16th, 2008 01:18 am (UTC)
Thanks!!! We'll get it!

cornerofmadness
Jun. 15th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
it's harder than it looks. I've tried it by emphasising the most dramatic part of the book
wildrider
Jun. 16th, 2008 01:20 am (UTC)
I thought about it going by my main genre (Romance), and remembering that a blurb introduces the heroine, the hero, and then a brief mention of how their adventures throw them together. That's where I'm stuck. I have a great closing line that utilizes the title of the book, which seems to be the standard for romance blurbs... it's just getting to it that's bumpy.
cornerofmadness
Jun. 16th, 2008 01:28 am (UTC)
i ended up kicking mine to one of my writers groups and let them help me whip it into shape
wildrider
Jun. 16th, 2008 01:57 am (UTC)
Yes, I'm probably going to do that. *g*

nutmeg3
Jun. 15th, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
Since there are different sorts of blurbs, start by asking yourself what this one is intended to do, and then make sure every word contributes to that. It's hard, even after you've done it a few times, but it's not impossible.

Good luck.
wildrider
Jun. 16th, 2008 01:23 am (UTC)
That's the tough part; the publisher I'm looking at now doesn't say what the blurb is intended for, it's just to be on the cover page of the synopsis. So, as I said to cornerofmadness above, I was trying to do that "introduce heroine and hero, adventures, finish with using the title in a sentence" thing you see on so many romance novels...

But this is the first one I've done, so I'm somewhat confused.

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