Getting Started with Writing Your Catchy Fiction Book Blurb

 

You’ve written the novel. Now you want to write the catchy fiction book blurb. Shouldn’t be too hard, after all you just wrote 60 – 80 – 100,000 words. You only have another 200 to go.

I don’t know about you but I found those 200 very difficult to write. In fact, almost impossible. I went through a lot of angst and frustration just trying to come up with something to say that was somewhat interesting and was somewhat based on the novel I just wrote. It would take me a long time to write 200 words that were intriguing and interesting and gave a glimpse inside my novel.

I do not want you to go through that same headache.

There are three things that I learned that totally changed how I wrote my fiction book blurbs.

 

Start writing the fiction book blurb now. Actually start writing it when you start writing your novel. It will save you a lot of time and headache. And your book description will sound way better than if you wait. If you write as you go, you are more likely to pull the more interesting information out of the story.

 

Do NOT write a synopsis. I used to do this. Probably because I had been trying to go the traditional route of being published. Which means you had to write a synopsis – the tell-all, detailed beginning to end, write up of your story. It was extremely time-consuming and I sucked at it as well. Don’t start with this, it becomes too much. It gets really hard to pull yourself out of all of that information. You don’t need it all, so don’t start with it.

 

The idea that got you writing your story? Is a great place to start with writing your fiction book blurb. It grabbed your attention, so odds are it will grab the reader as well.

 

Making these simple changes will help with decreasing your stress and time in writing the catchy fiction book blurb.

 

If you haven’t had a chance, check out my youtube channel – Glenna Mageau

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