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When writing your back-of-the-book blurb . . .
1. The Hero: ___________________________________________________________________
2. What the hero wants: __________________________________________________________
3. Touch on the setting: __________________________________________________________
4. What opposition is the hero facing? ____________________________________________
1. Too much of the plot. (This is not a book report or a plot synopsis.)
2. Do not tell the ending . . . in fact, avoid spoilers of any kind.
3. Do not go on too long. Short and punchy is best. Do not give the impression that it is a rambling lecture:
“and then . . . and then . . . and then . . .”
Think of the back-of-the-book blurb as a verbal movie trailer.
Write the back-of-the-book blurb for your novel-in-progress.
Consider your audience.
What will make them want to pick up your book and place it on the top of their “to-read” stack?