The Consulting Writer

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What’s harder to do, coming up with your book title or writing the blurb?

What’s harder to do, coming up with your book title or writing the blurb?

Definitely the blurb. The only issue I might have with titles for my book would be too many choices. But when it comes to a blurb, ugh. How do you condense thousands of words into maybe two paragraphs on the back of a book? How do you hand pick enticing bits from the story to entice the reader when, as an author, everything is enticing and exciting and I couldn’t cut anything out?!

Synopsis Meme - Writers Write

Are there tears when writing a synopsis? I shan’t admit to any. My daughter said she loves that word (“shan’t”) after we watched Dracula, so I thought I’d use it today. It can be frustrating when publishers, editors, or even family say, “Just write up a quick synopsis summarizing the book.” I get it. It’s not rocket science, but again, taking something rather large, and editing it into something tiny is…difficult for me.

When people says it's just a synopsis #book #writing #humor #writers |  Writing humor, Writer memes, Writing memes

But I do it ’cause that’s what writers do! We push through our mental blocks. No time to sit and wait for that muse. She ain’t showing up until half way through the writing project anyway.

What I love is when I get the idea of how to shape my blurb late at night when I don’t want to get out of bed. I’ll totally remember it in the morning. SIGH

2 comments on “What’s harder to do, coming up with your book title or writing the blurb?

  1. alexjcavanaugh
    November 3, 2021

    Blurbs and loglines are easier that writing the story in the first place because they are shorter. Of course, the title is the shortest and really struggle with that.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. susanrouchard
    November 5, 2021

    Agree with you there. The synopsis is what usually draws me the most to reading a particular book. Titles can intrigue but not put off.

    Liked by 1 person

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