Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Just a Blurb


Another item on my things to do for my upcoming book is to write a blurb.

It sounds simple but it’s not.

We’ve all heard the expression, “You can’t judge a book by its cover,” but we all know that an alluring cover attracts readers.

And the blurb? Well, it does the same thing but on the back cover. It condenses the contents of the book into three or four paragraphs. If the cover art attracts potential readers, you want the written blurb to close the deal.

I’ve written blurbs for my five novels. This time it's a different challenge because it’s a short-story collection. The stories do have a connecting theme so that’ll be my focus. I'll share the blurb with you in a few weeks.

An author friend of mine, Teresa Reasor, shows a blurb draft that may appear on an upcoming novel in her blog, My Muse’s Musings. Check out her novels as well!

Until the next time…

2 comments:

  1. By golly! When one is an author you have to be almost an expert in many areas! I'm sure you're gonna shine!

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  2. Socorro, you have to wear different hats. You got a taste of it with your chapbooks.

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