It’s Harder To Write A Little…

…than it is to write a lot! And that’s the truth.

WebIf you don’t believe me, try writing the blurb for the back cover of a novel, where you have a mere 250 words to grab the reader’s interest without giving away the plot.

The front cover creates the first impression. It has to be appealing, piquing the reader’s interest enough for her to turn the book over and read what it’s about on the back cover.

That’s make or break time, and the last thing you want is for your potential reader to pass on your story. You just have to say something clever enough to hook the reader and make her decide to pick up your book. A successful and often-used technique is to pose a question, making the reader want to find out what happened, or who did what to whom.

Publishers actually have a “blurb committee” which scrutinizes what you’ve submitted on the data sheet you fill out when the book goes under contract. They know how to sell a book and can “commercialize” the blurb with exactly the right components…it’s both an art and a science.


Author: linnhemccarron

Have completed four Contemporary Fiction/Romance novels in The Riverwood Series. The first was released in August 2018; the second is under contract and in the process of edits. The third book and fourth books are in the queue. The fifth is now the current work-in-progress. The setting is Big South Fork, Tennessee which is known as "The Trailriding Capital of the Southeast" so these stories will all appeal to horse lovers who love to read books about horses.

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