An ode to the book blurb

You stupid book blurb,
why can’t you write your damn self?
Oh, how I loathe thee!

I have come to find out that writing the book blurb is arguably more challenging than writing the book itself. Hook your reader, but don’t give away anything. Elicit emotion, but only enough to make them want more. Be provocative, but not too much. Introduce the character and hint at their conflict, but don’t solve any problems. Oh, and do it all in a matter of 150(ish) words.

But the most amusing thing about the book blurb? I keep mistyping it to be boob blurb.

Freud would have a field day with that one.

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