How to Write a Strong Story Concept (Reverse Book Blurb Exercise) - Deepstash
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Book blurb — an attention-grabbing summary that’s between one hundred and three hundred word

Writing a blurb ahead of time can provide a clear focal point — ...

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How to Write a Strong Story Concept (Reverse Book Blurb Exercise)

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3 Steps for Blurb Writing
  1. Pitch List
  2. Test Drive
  3. Redesign

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Pitch List
  • Start by explaining the basic information about the book in straightforward language:
  • Primary genres
  • Audience
  • Tone
  • Main character
  • Core conflict
  • ...

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Test Drive

Inject the summary with a touch of narrative voice that matches the protagonist’s personality or the overall tone of the story. It should included:

Character: Who is the main...

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Blurbs vs. query letters

Blurb: You just need to pinpoint one or two specific details about the protagonist and conflict.

Example...

https://miro.medium.com/max/700/1*SSr5e_LU-D-c17wpixqRoA.pn...

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Redesign

Approached my concept redesign from three angles:

  1. Plot Redesign
  2. Character Redesign
  3. Setting Redesign

In redesigning your blurb, look at the feedback you recei...

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