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Need Help Writing a Book's Jacket Blurb?

I found this great article on IWN by CN James talking about just that. 

A good description is going to engage the reader to a point where they will ask these sorts of questions, and with any luck, they are going to want to know the answers. – CJ James

Amen! 

General

How to Speak Blurb: a translation guide

You pick up a bunch of books at random. The blurbs claim that they are ‘A hilariously trenchant romp’, ‘Breathtakingly original, written in rhapsodic prose’, and ‘Lyrical, charming and heartbreaking’. 170 more words

Blurb Time!

I did it!  I finished my book!

I’ve drafted and re-drafted and edited and re-edited.  and I’m done.  Time to move to my next step. 261 more words

Humor

Author Spotlight: Dave-Brendon de Burgh

I’m  happy to introduce you to author Dave-Brendon de Burgh, author of Betrayal’s Shadows: Book One: Mahaelian Chronicle. Take a look below to find out more about his books, the man behind the book as well how to follow his work. 2,620 more words

Fantasy/Fiction

Going Indie---What I've Learned (So Far)---Part 10

Over the weekend I got into a short exchange about book blurbs. It was mentioned that during the BEA, that there was a “lot” of talk among editors about how important book blurbs are, now, for debut works to be taken seriously. 1,102 more words

Writing

All Kinds of Writing

As I pondered this post, I found myself distracted by the prospect of updating my resume. I am fortunate that retirement (from my current position) is less than five years away. 396 more words

Writing