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Writing a Compelling Novel Blurb

  • Yukon Church 11715 Northwest 10th Street Yukon, OK, 73099 United States (map)
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A blurb is a short description of a book that’s written to entice readers into buying the book. You’ll find the blurb on the dust jacket of a hardback novel, on the back cover of a paperback, or even on an Amazon page. Your book cover captures the reader’s attention first, but it’s the blurb’s job to make the sale.

In this workshop, we’ll be following a specific formula you can use for writing your blurb, as well as notable blurbs that sealed the deal for thousands of readers.

“What if my book isn’t finished yet?” Then thank us later for this important and relevant workshop. You’ll be so glad to have this information at your disposal. Writing a blurb is usually one of the most difficult things a writer will take on.

Critique handouts are due for:

  1. Sarah Hooper

  2. Janey Merry

Before you get started on your critique handout, please refer to our Critique Submission Guidelines. Shayla will message you the day before with a headcount so you know how many to bring.

Critique feedback is due for:

  1. Amanda Roderick

  2. Natalie Griffin

We will be discussing our feedback as a group to help Amanda and Natalie learn and grow as writers.

Homework due:

Post your Facebook author page URLs to our Facebook thread right here. We want to support you and like your page!

Snacks:

Gayleen Greer is in charge of snacks this week! Thank you!


To RSVP, simply fill out the box below. To GPS to Yukon Church, see the map at the end.

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Earlier Event: February 7
Writing Exercise Night + Critiques Due
Later Event: March 7
Boost Book Sales with Bloggers