In the past, I’ve had trouble writing blurbs or book descriptions. When writing one for Forever After, I had the hardest time, finding myself completely stumped.
Sure, I’ve found plenty of resources giving suggestions on how to write effective blurbs, but that was never the problem. The problem seemed to lie in trying to describe my book. I couldn’t do it. Not to save my life. I’ve frequently found I couldn’t summarize my book if asked. My mind just comes up blank. There’s too much going on. Where do I start?
It wasn’t until I think last year’s NaNoWriMo that I actually came to a sort of epiphany. I am actually quite good at writing blurbs–when I have no idea what the book is actually going to be about! I wrote the blurb for Mila’s Shift before I’d even gotten halfway through the outline, maybe much much less. I barely had any clue what the story was about, but I managed to write a fairly good blurb.
I realized that that was the perfect time to write a blurb for...Read More