Hooking a potential reader can seem like a grueling task. As TaQuanda pointed out, a writer does not want to say too much for fear that the consumer will have all they need and move on without making a purchase. If there’s not enough, it can come across as confusing or uninteresting. So what should one do?
TaQuanda’s template is a good start. It provides a “fill in the blank” format that can be customized. For further assistance with blurbs, check out this post.
How do you talk about your story without giving too much away and still giving enough information to make someone want to read it?
You don’t want to say too much and you can’t say too little. If you don’t give people enough details to draw them in, they may not want to pick up your book. If you give them every detail from start to finish, they won’t pick up your book because what’s the point? You’ve told them everything. There’s no need to read the book now.
So you write a logline. If you do it right, it should sum up your story without giving up too much and keeping it short and sweet. But loglines are hard to write. You mean to tell me that I have to tell you about my story in just one sentence?
That’s what I’ve always…
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