TIPSY Today™ Blog with Rogena & Colleen | A Footprint of RMJ Editing & Manuscript Service, Colleen Snibson Editing, and Two Red Pens Editing
Most authors say writing the blurb is their least favorite thing to do. In fact, writing the blurb might be worse than marketing your book.
Writing a blurb is different than writing a synopsis. A synopsis should include a more detailed description of your book. If you are sending a query letter to an agent or publisher, the synopsis will even have what a typical reader would consider spoilers.
However, your blurb shouldn't give anything away. No spoilers included.
Things your blurb should include:
Make it dramatic. Make it punchy. Make it short.
That’s all. If you provide your readers the above information, only the relevant back story details will emerge as a result.
Let's look at do's and don'ts of Blurb Writing...
In summary, when writing a blurb, make it snappy. Use words that give it punch. Less is more. Don’t tell them everything. Only give them just enough to pull them in. Just the core of the story.
To enhance your Amazon description, be sure to use HTML code. Here are a few basic codes to make it stand out:
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