Firstly, a huge thank you to Yvonne at Welcome To My World Of Poetry for the Friends for the Journey Award and to The Words Crafter at Rainy Day Wanderer for the Write Hard Award. They are both shining stars of the blogging world and I thank them from the bottom of my heart.
Secondly, I'm finally on Twitter. You can find me here or via the icon on my side bar.
Now to this week's question: What makes a good back cover blurb?
Since Lisa Ricard Claro's inspired new meme, Book Blurb Friday, started two weeks ago, I've been pondering what a book blurb should or should not do. In my opinion, a good book blurb does the following:
- Introduces the main character(s) and antagonist(s).
- Lets the reader know what conflict or challenges the MC faces at the beginning of the novel.
- Lets the reader know what is at stake for the MC.
- Hints at or teases the reader with the direction those conflicts may take.
It should not:
- Be an excerpt taken directly from the novel or read like one.
- Overload the reader with too much plot information.
- Be too long.