I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Chicago is FINALLY experiencing some summer-like weather.... afternoon thunderstorms and all. But at least is is WARM!
Today a I'd like to touch upon something many writers have a hard time writing, and that is the tagline and blurb for you story.
I was honored earlier today by one of my favorite blogger friends, who is also client. Yolanda Renee is an exceptional writer, but has some difficulty narrowing down her novels to one sentence and a few paragraphs. Sound familiar?
If you missed her post yesterday she was kind enough to show the process of one of my services, blurb and tag editing, step by step.
One thing we must remember about blurbs and taglines, they have to GRAB our reader. A writer can create atmosphere and magic even in one or two sentences. When I write a blurb, I want to feel the essence of the story. What drives the story? Bring out the passion... concentrate on one scene that is pivotal to the story and focus on that....This way the reader is not bogged down with step one, two, three. Who wants to read a monotone tagline or blurb. WE want to read about the passion of the character. What they overcome. What is there challenge? Get us to want more. Weave that scene into the overall story. This is how I write an intriguing tagline and blurb.
Do any of you have a special way to attack that tagline or blurb? I'd love to hear about it... Perhaps it can help another writer.
If you are interested, please drop by Yolanda Renee's blog. Blurbs and taglines can actually be fun if you don't become overwhelmed by it. If you do, perhaps I can help you, too. I do enjoy writing blurbs and I do have a knack for them. I don't usually self promote, but I thought this was a nice way of reintroducing my services to all of you. I have other services as well, just click onto the badge and it will take you to my service page.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful week!