Why Is Writing A Book Blurb Harder Than Writing An Actual Book? Guest blog post from Lucy Brazier

Book blurbs – Cambridge-style…

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Lucy Brazier stops by to vent shed light on why writing a blurb for your book is such a hard task.

Here’s Lucy.


I’m not going to tell you that writing a book is easy; no one’s going to tell you that.

13131361_10154451168558455_2986224098739414197_o author Lucy Brazier of the PorterGirl series

Writing a book is time consuming, mentally and emotionally draining and plays havoc with all aspects of your normal life. But once it’s done – once those magic words ‘The End’ are typed after revision after revision, draft after draft – it feels like you have climbed an insurmountable peak and nothing can ever seem impossible ever again.

Until you come to write the blurb.

What Is The Blurb?

This is the wordy bit that goes on the back of the book and serves as a means to tempt potential readers to pick it up and turn to…

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37 comments

  1. Thanks for the suggestions, Lucy, but you’re right. Writing a blurb *is* hard work! I’ve been trying to write mine while I write the book itself — kind of keeps me on track as to the plot. I haven’t tried downing a bit of wine yet — maybe that’s the secret!

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