35. Day 8 of Launch a Bestseller: Crafting a Book Blurb

I'm sitting here agonizing. It's Wednesday night, about an hour and a half til midnight and here I am -- stalling. I know that I can't complete the very first step of implementing the Launch a Bestseller course without a book page. A book page means:

Crafting an intriguing book blurb that MAKES readers want to pick up the book.

A poster I created in Canva

A poster I created in Canva

My original book blurb was ineffective and not really interesting. Let's take a look, shall we:

Hot Like Fire!! is a 90s tale about a new generation of creatives, honoring the legends of the Harlem Renaissance.

I can just hear it now: "Sooo, what's Hot Like Fire about again?" 

Although the original blurb IS a coming of age 90s tale and DOES feature a new generation of creatives who pay respect to the Harlem Renaissance, I don't feel like it accurately reflects the content. The teaser simply doesn't tease.

The point of a writing journey is to expose your flaws, your challenges along with your triumphs. The experience is multi-layered, so I can admit when something needs strengthening. So, how am I going to fix this? Well, for the past hour or so, I've been studying different book blurbs of all kinds, especially in my genre -- Coming of Age/Fiction/Realistic Fiction/Middle Grade-Young Adult Crossover.

Here are a few I like. Click on the book to read their Amazon blurb. 

Looks like I have my work cut out for me. Writing the blurb can be harder than writing the entire book, but I'll get it done. Until next time, take care of yourself and each other. (Oh wait, who said that? Ten bucks to the person who can figure that out.)