Dissecting The Blurb Part 3: Short Stories, Self-Help And Literary Fiction

And it’s attack of the funnies time! The final instalment of dissecting blurbology from award-winning blogger the inimitable Ms. Tara Sparling…

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So far, in the Great Dismantlement Of Blurbage, we’ve looked at Thrillers,Chick-Lit/Romance, Crime, Historical Fiction, and Science Fiction/Fantasy. Now, in the third and final instalment, we look at some genres which lounge a little more on the fringes, smoking. Throwing their ISBNs up to heaven. Sneering disdainfully at the blockbusters.

Oh – and Self-Help.

You just know I’m going to have my fun here… don’t you?

6. Short Stories:

There are two types of short story blurbs. One is for authors you haven’t heard of. The other is for authors who are so revered that the idea of even bothering with a blurb makes angels sigh. Let’s look at them both.

(a) DARK LIES THE ISLAND – KEVIN BARRY

Dissecting The Blurb Part 3: Short Stories, Self-Help and Literary Fiction

Ok, so many of you have never heard of Kevin Barry. But in my opinion he was responsible for the second coming of the Irish short story, and spawned a whole new…

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