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How short can you make your blurb?

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I mentioned getting freebie ebooks not too long ago. The first book listed in today's email was one with a very short blurb about the book.


Divorce a husband, lose a career … grapple with a murder.

 

Okay. So...for either a book published or one you are working one, see if you can melt down your blurb to a short one similar to this. I'm thinking on mine. ;)

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Freed assassins take revenge alongside pirates and an angry Lady. 

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Ooo...that's good, Alley! Well done! 👏 👍 🧡

 

Curious. Why did you capitalize Lady?

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17 minutes ago, lynnmosher said:

Why did you capitalize Lady

It's a title. Lady Raven Azaz. 

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Edward and Jean lose everything, are forced relocate, and meet Ray. Edward doesn’t trust Ray. Ray is forced to follow God, or allow Edward to fail. Told from the perspectives of two men.

 

Not as easy as one might think to shorten but still make sense. 

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6 minutes ago, carolinamtne said:

, or the angry horse?

I vote this one! 😄 

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22 minutes ago, carolinamtne said:

Who gets the second chance--the submissive woman, the abusive husband, or the angry horse?

 

I vote everyone!

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"Preen is sure she can rescue her husband, but in fact, she's the one in danger."

 

Nice little exercise...thanks, Lynn. This will help me focus as I get to work on crafting my proper (full size) blurb.

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I actually tossed out an Easter Egg one-liner about one of my books in another book: 

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The light leaking out from underneath the master bedroom door signaled that Sara was still awake and waiting. Jim slowly opened the door and found his wife propped up in bed gazing at her eBook reader.


“Good book?” Jim asked.


“Oh, just something about a guy chasing redemption in a space ship,” Sara replied as Jim closed the door softly behind him. 

 

How's that for marketing? 😏

 

And one of my readers, who had read the other book, actually called that out in a review. Love it when they find those Easter eggs. 

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58 minutes ago, zx1ninja said:

 

Not as easy as one might think to shorten but still make sense. 

 

For sure! ;)

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55 minutes ago, carolinamtne said:

Who gets the second chance--the submissive woman, the abusive husband, or the angry horse?

 

I vote for the horse! :D

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31 minutes ago, Zee said:

Nice little exercise...thanks, Lynn. This will help me focus as I get to work on crafting my proper (full size) blurb.

 

You're welcome. It does help. :D

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27 minutes ago, Accord64 said:

How's that for marketing? 😏

 

LOL What a great idea! Way to go. :D

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Suppose this could work for my first novel.

 

"To unlock the secrets of time, they must first beat their rivals – and the clock."

 

30 minutes ago, Accord64 said:

 

I actually tossed out an Easter Egg one-liner about one of my books in another book:

I actually did that with one of my sister's books in my first novel before cutting it.

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54 minutes ago, Zee said:

Preen is sure she can rescue her husband, but in fact, she's the one in danger."

I like it! 

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50 minutes ago, Accord64 said:

And one of my readers, who had read the other book, actually called that out in a review. Love it when they find those Easter eggs. 

That's awesome!! 🙂

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20 minutes ago, Sarah Daffy said:

To unlock the secrets of time, they must first beat their rivals – and the clock."

 

Nice! 

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53 minutes ago, Accord64 said:

How's that for marketing? 😏

 

Wish I had thought of that. 

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For my current nonfiction WIP, titled Peace, Like Solomon Never Knew:

"Five timely steps to personal peace, many false steps, and Solomon's prophetic clock counting down to the time of true world peace."

 

For the YA fantasy I interrupted writing to tackle Solomon, titled The Loyalty of Trolls:

"How trolls, mermaids, were-goats, teenage girls painted in supernatural cosmetics and the irresistible allure of moon rocks nearly destroyed Boston's Zakim Bridge (and the world)."

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3 hours ago, carolinamtne said:

Who gets the second chance--the submissive woman, the abusive husband, or the angry horse?

 

Excellent - must read the book😀 I'd go for the horse.

 

Ok here we go.

 

Can the present generation heal the wounds of the past generation and claim the future?

 

 

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1 hour ago, paulchernoch said:

For the YA fantasy I interrupted writing to tackle Solomon, titled The Loyalty of Trolls:

"How trolls, mermaids, were-goats, teenage girls painted in supernatural cosmetics and the irresistible allure of moon rocks nearly destroyed Boston's Zakim Bridge (and the world)."

 

I’d read that just to learn how the girls got ahold of supernatural cosmetics.

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