Welcome back to another blog hop, with #OpenBook. Here’s this week’s prompt.
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We’ve talked blurbs before. Do you have any tips for writing blurbs?
Oh no! The dreaded blurb topic. There are some things in my writing journey that I hate with disproportionate venom.
The blurb is one of these things.
Do I have any tips? No. I wish I did. No matter how I word my blurbs, it never seems to make a difference to the low number of sales I get.
It’s not like I haven’t tried to make them better. Those of you who know me will tell you that I don’t give up and hate to be beaten by anything. But blurbs have me beaten so far. Over the last ten years, I’ve taken advice and read many books on the subject of writing better blurbs. I’ve even paid people to write blurbs for me.
All to no avail.
As far as I’m concerned, writing an 80,000-word novel is so much easier than writing a 150-word blurb for that novel. Writing a blurb that encourages someone to buy, without giving too much away or making it sound boring isn’t easy, as my lack of success shows.
I’ve lost count of the number of times the blurbs for my novels have been changed to try to make them more appealing to browsers and those who click on my ads. My documents folder contains hundreds of attempts at making my story sound like something you should buy, NOW!
Because I have no idea what to try next, I’ve sort of given up, at least for the time being. The blurbs are at their present iteration and that’s where they can stay. I think they’re the best they can be, I’m just waiting for everyone else to catch up.
Until next time.
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