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Bad blurb advice

It’s been quite a while since I last did a post about book blurbs, and this one is way overdue. It also coincides with another of my favorite pastimes, because it’s a rant. I fall in and out of heavy … Continue reading

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How many bad blurbs does it take to change a light bulb?

“Inspiring.” “Illuminating.” “I was paid to say this.” All the world needed was a little light, and the right blurb to change the bulb. John Doe’s blurb is a humble one, but it has big dreams. Little does it know … Continue reading

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The hard-boiled blurb

(Are the blurb posts too much? People seem to like them, and I post whatever strikes me as interesting at the time, but sometimes I feel like I get into one-note ruts.) An interesting discussion came up the other day, … Continue reading

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The tagline taketh away

Time for another blurb post! First off, I’d like to say thanks to everyone who’s reached out with kind words in the last month or so, especially from the good folks over at the Writers’ Café. The encouragement has been … Continue reading

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The red pen and the kitchen sink

Building on my previous posts on book blurbs, I realized I’m overdue to talk about a common issue all authors go through: kitchen-sinking. A good blurb is a window into the story. It can’t, obviously, encompass everything about the story. … Continue reading

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Another round of blurb don’ts

Again I’m amazed at all the stuff I see in blurbs that has no place there. Not just indie blurbs mind you, but at least we indies have the excuse that a lot of us are new to this, and … Continue reading

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More blurb dos and don’ts

No writer is good when it comes to writing their own blurb. It’s unreasonably hard to take your own work and distill it down properly. It just is. You can know everything there is to know about blurb writing, and … Continue reading

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