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  • #94076
    Jenna Terese
    @jenwriter17

    Hi, all! I recently wrote up the book blurb for my superhero novel, Embers. I’m not very good at writing blurbs and I feel like this one is too long. Any and all help will be appreciated!

    Here’s the link to the blurb: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LRD3ndwALf7aaoKmpeKP6rEQEUW5x-3-UaGWQ4UAp5k/edit?usp=sharing

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    "If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write." -Martin Luther
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    #94079
    Emberynus The Dragonslayer
    @emberynus-the-dragonslayer

    @jenwriter17

    Hey, I’m kinda new on here and I don’t know if I can do much to help you with this. . . but I’ll try.

    I do think it’s a little long. I just researched book blurbs and there are a lot of helpful websites with ideas on writing them. I think researching it on line would be very helpful.

    http://authorsociety.com/17-tips-how-write-blurb-sells

    here’s one place I found

    hope it helps

    You can't live for long living for nothing-Hector Griffin

    #94085
    Jenna Terese
    @jenwriter17

    @emberynus-the-dragonslayer This is a great article! Thank you! This will really help me with this 🙂

    "If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write." -Martin Luther
    www.jennaterese.com

    #94087
    Faith Blum
    @faith_blum

    I made one comment on the doc, but my main suggestion is to cut it down a lot. Book blurbs should be shorter than what you have. Keep it to the most basic parts of the storyline only and do three or four paragraphs. Basically, follow the tips in the article mentioned above.

    ISTJ ~ Independently published author ~ wife ~ mother of two in heaven ~ www.faithblum.com

    #94131
    Emberynus The Dragonslayer
    @emberynus-the-dragonslayer

    @jenwriter17

    I’m glad that helps, You’re welcome! 🙂

    It’s nice to meet you BTW. Like I said I’m new on here and am still getting to know people.

    You can't live for long living for nothing-Hector Griffin

    #94145
    Jenna Terese
    @jenwriter17

    @faith_blum @christianna-hellwif @emberynus-the-dragonslayer

    Just wanted to let you all know that I’ve rewritten the blurb, and it is MUCH shorter. 🙂 If you want to take another look at it (it’s just right below the first one), I would really appreciate it!

     

    @emberynus-the-dragonslayer, It’s nice to meet you too! 😀 What genre do you write in?

    "If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write." -Martin Luther
    www.jennaterese.com

    #94146
    Emberynus The Dragonslayer
    @emberynus-the-dragonslayer

    @jenwriter17 ok I’ll go check it out.

    I write in historical fiction, mystery, some fantasy and romance. Wha about you?

    You can't live for long living for nothing-Hector Griffin

    #94147
    Emberynus The Dragonslayer
    @emberynus-the-dragonslayer

    @jenwriter17

    Cool!!!! That is a lot better. Leaves a whole lot more suspense to the story!!

    You can't live for long living for nothing-Hector Griffin

    #94151
    Faith Blum
    @faith_blum

    That is much better!

    ISTJ ~ Independently published author ~ wife ~ mother of two in heaven ~ www.faithblum.com

    #94154
    Jenna Terese
    @jenwriter17

    @faith_blum @emberynus-the-dragonslayer Thank you! 😀

    @emberynus-the-dragonslayer, I write mostly sci-fi/futuristic. But I used to write historical fiction a lot. It’s great that you write mysteries; I tried that once, failed miserably, and decided I wasn’t cut out for it, lol. 😀

    "If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write." -Martin Luther
    www.jennaterese.com

    #94155
    Emberynus The Dragonslayer
    @emberynus-the-dragonslayer

    @jenwriter17

    Cool. yeah, Lol, guess writing mysteries isn’t for everyone. Who’s you favorite author?

    You can't live for long living for nothing-Hector Griffin

    #94176
    Jenna Terese
    @jenwriter17

    @emberynus-the-dragonslayer

    That would probably be Nadine Brandes. I can’t get enough of her writing. What about you?

    "If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write." -Martin Luther
    www.jennaterese.com

    #94208
    Emberynus The Dragonslayer
    @emberynus-the-dragonslayer

    @jenwriter17

    Hmm, never heard of Nadine Brandes.

    My favorite author is George MacDonald.

    You can't live for long living for nothing-Hector Griffin

    #94243
    Jenna Terese
    @jenwriter17

    @emberynus-the-dragonslayer OH MY WORD REALLY??? You should definitely check her out! She wrote the Out of Time series (sci-fi/futuristic), and historical fantasies Fawkes and Romanov.

    And I’ve never heard of George MacDonald before. 😉 Guess I’ll have to check him out.

    "If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write." -Martin Luther
    www.jennaterese.com

    #94281
    Emberynus The Dragonslayer
    @emberynus-the-dragonslayer

    @jenwriter17

    I’ve heard of  Fawkes, just never read it.

    You can't live for long living for nothing-Hector Griffin

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