How and Why to Write Your Back-Cover Synopsis Early 

Tim Storm gives some good examples of the ever-difficult back cover blurb for fiction and deconstructs them.

I heard someone say once, write 5-10 different version of the same blurb, then narrow down from there. I agree. Narrow down to 3-4 and share with people you know who read. Ask them, “Which one would make you want to pick up this book?”

I have never done this step early, but I do agree that, just like writing your elevator pitch early, it will help you focus as you write. Or when you’re editing, it will help you know what you can cut.

Thanks Tim!


The back-cover synopsis lays out the book’s premise and piques reader interest. Here’s how and why you should write one early and often.

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2 thoughts on “How and Why to Write Your Back-Cover Synopsis Early 

  1. Hi Christine:

    Hope you are safe and well. At least work for you goes on. A national antique publication cut advertising rates by 90% since they went to.only on-line editions. Too good a bargain to pass up so I am advertising my book for two straight weeks.

    Keep in touch. Sandy and I are going stir crazy but it is what it is.


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