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Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors

I’m posting this guest post for Sarah Kent. I’m not sure about you, but I could always use some help on how-to write a Creative Blurb for your Back Cover. Thanks!


For many of your potential readers and reviewers, your book’s back cover blurb is essential. These days, blurbs appear everywhere, as a summary on your website describing your book, on Amazon and practically anywhere you may find people discussing your work. Book reviewers often use the blurb on their websites to show their readers exactly what your book is about too so you need to be sure it’s absolutely perfect.

Whether you’ve written an academic text book or a romping romance, the blurb you create needs to be appropriate for your audience. In more general categories, you can be a little more creative but there are some standard features which should always be present in your blurb, if…

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Elif Shafak: The politics of fiction   2 comments

Elif Shafak builds on the simple idea that listening to stories will not only widen our imaginations, but also help us overcome identity politics.

Chimamanda Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story   Leave a comment

Chimamanda Adichie tells how she found her authentic cultural voice and warns that if we hear only a single story we risk a critical misunderstanding.

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Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors

In a perfect world, every article we write would reach hundreds of thousands of people and generate a ton of feedback and praise. Sadly, this simply isn’t the case. Each writer has his or her own style of writing. Two people writing an article about the same topic, using the same facts will end up with two entirely different articles altogether. This isn’t to say that each writer follows different rules. We all follow the same punctuation, spelling, and formatting rules. There is just so much more that goes into formulating an article.

For that reason, it’s a bit difficult to have a one-size-fits-all strategy for writing a popular article. However, even though each writer’s audience differs like their writing styles and people write about such a wide variety of topics, there are six tips every writer can follow to snag the reader’s attention and keep them reading.

Use Simple…

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Posted June 24, 2012 by LediaR in Uncategorized

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