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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Bussell

How to Write a Badass Book Blurb

A book blurb is essentially a short summary of your book that is meant to entice readers to pick it up and read it. Writing a good book blurb is important because it can be the deciding factor in whether or not someone decides to buy your book. Here are some key points to keep in mind:

  1. Grab the reader's attention: The first sentence or two of your blurb should grab the reader's attention and make them want to read more. You can do this by using a hook, such as a question, a surprising statement, or a bold claim.

  2. Set the tone and mood: Your blurb should give readers a sense of what kind of story they can expect. Is it a mystery? A romance? A thriller? Use language and descriptive words that help set the tone and mood for your book.

  3. Introduce the main character: Readers want to know who the story is about, so introduce your main character and give them a brief overview of their backstory and motivations.

  4. Highlight the conflict: Every good story has conflict, so make sure to highlight what the main conflict is in your blurb. What is the main obstacle or challenge that the main character is facing?

  5. Tease the resolution: Don't give away the ending, but give readers a taste of what they can expect in terms of resolution. Will the main character overcome their challenges and achieve their goals?

  6. Keep it concise: A good blurb should be short and sweet. Try to keep it between 100 and 200 words, and focus on the most important elements of your story.

  7. Use vivid language: Use descriptive language to make your blurb stand out. Use words that paint a picture in the reader's mind and make them feel like they are a part of the story.

  8. End with a call to action: Encourage readers to pick up your book and start reading. Use a strong final sentence that leaves them eager to find out what happens next.

Remember that the goal of a blurb is to entice readers to want to read your book, so focus on creating a compelling and engaging summary that will make them want to turn the page.

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