Here are some of the reasons you might need to write a book blurb:
ReachReaders with the Manybooks Newsletter. Once your title and cover have drawn the reader in, the blurb is what is going to make the difference between a missed opportunity and a sale. You have one shot at introducing your story to your reader - make it count.
Many authors write the book blurb as an afterthought. But it is the single most important piece of writing you will do on your book.
Look at samples - Go to Amazon and click on the bestsellers in your genre. Read their blurbs and select some of the ones that got you really interested in the book.
Analyze what structure they have used and also note the words that made the greatest impact. This will give you a better idea of what to work toward. Most fiction book blurbs start with a situation aintroduce a problem b and promise a twist c.
They usually end with a sentence that emphasizes the mood d of the story. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect.
Not unlike the life she recently lost. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved.
Treat your first sentence like a pick-up line: It should entice them to read on. It needs to be clever, engaging and new. Introduce your main characters: For your readers to care, they need to be intrigued not only by the story, but also by the characters.
Introduce your characters in the most interesting light possible. Mention them by name and characterization: Give them dimension and put the focus on the dilemmas they face.
The aim of your blurb is to leave readers curious and wanting more - so much so, that they would actually buy the book. As in the "Girl on a Train" example, you can use a question:Key Stage 2 Secondary SEND ESL/TEFL Resources EAL IEYC & IPC Senior Leadership Team (SLT) Book Blurb Activity Sheet (1 member review) Classic Collection Click for more information.
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Transcript of Writing a blurb at KS2. Writing a blurb The blurb is the writing on the back of a book. It entices the reader to read a book by promising twists and turns but without giving away the ending! It makes you desperate to know what happens next!
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Many authors write the book blurb as an afterthought.
But it is the single most important piece of writing you will do on your book. Here are some tips on what you can do to boost a book's sales with its blurb. A simple guide to writing the blurb of a book. A simple guide to writing the blurb of a book.
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