A few friends suggested that i give Albie his own blog, and as we’re off on holiday tomorrow i thought i’d give it a go.
I didn’t get chance to blog at all last week. What with the 100K challenge and then the internet going down for 2 days (GRRRR!!!! Don’t ask *rolls eyes*) but, i have got back in to reading, and watching rather a lot of a certain TV show…so its all good.
Just a quick piece of fiction today that was written in response to Dominics recent photo…
Todays piece of fiction was scribbled in my notebook yesterday and was inspired by two things:
To keep my brain ticking over I’ve decided to do a prompt every Friday morning. I have to admit that I’ve blatantly stolen the idea from the Friday Fictioneers 🙂
Todays piece is inspired by this photo, which i took whilst taking tea (get me!) at Fortnum & Masons last month.
It inspired a character more than an actual story…
I spent some time yesterday morning writing a blurb for the novel I’m just about to start work on. A good exercise to get me focused on what the story is actually about and at least i now know the MC’s name!
I know some people get confused between a blurb and a synopsis, so we should probably start there..
Blurb = Found on the back of a book and used to entice a reader to buy it. Usually two or three paragraphs in length. No spoilers.
Synopsis = A summary of the whole story from beginning to end. Usually about a page long (unless told otherwise) and sent to agents/publishers. Must include spoilers.
So now we’ve cleared that up lets get to the nitty gritty…what should a blurb actually do? What needs to be included?
- Wet the readers appetite.
- Convey atmosphere.
- Indicate what kind of book it is, genre.
- Short and sweet, draw the reader in quickly.
- Introduce the protagonist.
- Describe the theme, if the book has a strong one.
Right, so now i know what a blurb is and what i should include, i must be able to write a great one yeah? lol….you be the judge. This is the blurb i wrote for my new WIP Pressence 🙂
“It just feels so right.” Was the thought that escaped Beth Adams lips as she stood outside number 10 Button Lane with the Estate Agent.
Having battled her ex-husband Michael for nearly two years in their bitter divorce she was looking forward to a fresh start and rebuilding her life. An unloved Victorian house in a picturesque Kent village was exactly what she needed.
But behind the dirty stained glass in the front door lurks a dark force. Beth’s search for recovery soon turns to terror as she is forced to confront her fears and the pressence, with whom she is convinced she shares her new home.
Does beth have the strength to win this last battle? Or will the strain be enough to tip her over the edge?
Do you ever buy books on just the basis of the blurb? I know i do, so i guess its important to get it right 🙂
Open to suggestions and opinions…does this work or do i go back to the drawing board? lol
Good morning, or afternoon 🙂 Im a little late today…not feeling too great…have my reflux problem back so its back to the Quacks for me today *sighs* Plus I’m taking The Hubster to the dentist (I’m sitting in a dentist waiting room as I type!). Its all go here you know 😉
Today is Y day on the A-Z Challenge, so you know what that means…one more day and we’re done…awwwww…before you know it its all over 😦