Dissecting The Blurb Part 2: Crime, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction/Fantasy

See – I wasn’t pullin’ yer chain! Part 2 of the art of blurb 😉

Tara Sparling writes

Last time out, I was pontificating about the magic formulas for writing blurbs for thrillers, chick-lit and romance. I also did a huge amount of talking about other stuff in relation to blurbs you’ve probably forgotten by now. So just to make sure, I’m not even going to mention that, and instead I’m going to jump straight into looking at the basic formulas for writing blurbs in the genres of…

Dissecting The Blurb Part 2: Crime, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction/Fantasy

  1. Crime

CAREER OF EVIL – ROBERT GALBRAITH

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman’s severed leg.

Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible – and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not…

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3 thoughts on “Dissecting The Blurb Part 2: Crime, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction/Fantasy

    • Hi Micki. I mean the teaser or synopsis which is on the back cover. This is what most people commonly call the blurb, although some people use the term to mean other things – in the US for instance it can mean endorsements (but not prologues)

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