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Writing a Blurb

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  • #125915
    Erynne
    @erynne

    Hey y’all!

    I really need to write a blurb for my fantasy, but I’ve never written one and I have no clue where to start. I don’t want to include so much info but then I can’t include too little. And, I don’t want it to be super cheesy (wich is all I’ve been able to write so far lol) but I don’t want it to be hard to understand.

    So yeah, any advice? If you have any questions, I’d be more than happy to answer them!

    Btw… Isn’t ‘blurb’ like the funniest word in the English language? 😂


    @elisha-starquill
    I need your help again 😁

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    #125930
    Daeus Lamb
    @daeus-lamb

    Read Book Blurbs Unleashed!!! Best resource I’ve found on the subject.

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    #125933
    Kylie S. Pierce
    @kylie-wingfeather

    Ummm… What is a blurb?

    "Bha e fhathast. Agus bha e air a ghràdh." -Am Maor agus an Rìgh Wolf

    #125934
    Lona
    @lonathecat

    @kylie-wingfeather

    In academic situations (aka highschool exams lol), it’s that paragraph that introduces a literary piece. Normally, it has the author, what journal, book, magazine, etc. it was written in, and it provides a little context.

    For non-highschool exam situations, it’s similar. It’s that blob (or blurb, if you prefer) that’s on the back of the book cover. It gives a little insight about what’s happening and what will happen, but it still leaves you hanging and curious for more.

    #125936
    Erynne
    @erynne

    @daeus-lamb

    Thanks!!


    @kylie-wingfeather

    Yeah, it’s just a piece of the books description on the back cover, but here’s a more clearer explanation especially for you (the first part of a book blurb I know you will recognize):

    “Wild escapes. A desperate journey. And the ghastly Fangs of Dang”

    #125938
    R.M. Archer
    @r-m-archer

    @erynne I refer back to this post every time I write a book blurb.

    Fantasy/dystopian/sci-fi author. Mythology nerd. ENFP. Singer.

    #125948
    Erynne
    @erynne

    @r-m-archer, ok cool. Thank you!

    #125954
    Elisha Starquill
    @elisha-starquill

    @erynne – Ahh yes, writing blurbs. The struggle is real. XD I do love the post that @r-m-archer shared! It’s very informative and thorough.

    What I’ve personally found the most helpful is to study blurbs from books I’ve enjoyed and read (so I have an idea of how much the author shared in the blurb.) I do this for books in the same genre that I’m writing in. It’s kind of like learning by osmosis, lol, the more you absorb them, the more you get an idea of what kinds of blurbs are intriguing and successful.

    That, and critiquing other people’s blurbs, because it makes me analyze it deeply, gives me something to work off of, and because I love helping out other writers. Win-win all around. SO if you’d like direct critique on your blurb just let me know! 🙂

    I hope some of this was helpful, and good luck in your blurb crafting! (yes, it is indeed a hilarious word, along with hunky-dory. XD)

    INFJ ➳ Trinstamentalist ➳ Thalassophile ➳ Chocolate Hater ➳ Daughter of God

    #125960
    Erynne
    @erynne

    @elisha-starquill

    Thanks for the advice!! I will try all of that and will for sure post whatever it ends up being.

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