One of the hardest things in writing is the book description. Well at least for me. It’s so hard to put into a short paragraph the book you’ve poured your heart into. How do you summarize thousands of words into a short space. Here are a couple of pointers that I go by:
1: Don’t over write the description. This means that you don’t need to overdo it. You don’t need to tell everything. If you go into too much detail you lose the reader before they even get started.
2: Use a lot of descriptive words. You need to make the reader want to read your book. By using descriptive words you can lure them in.
3: Don’t give away too much. I read a description one day that actually told the plot of the book. I realized I didn’t want to read it after reading the description because the writer told what happened to the characters. It’s like telling who did it before you even know the players.
4: Remember you’re trying to sell your book. Think about it as writing an ad for your book. You want to hint at the best aspects. Maybe write it from the main characters view.
5: Some of the best book descriptions are short and to the point. So just get to the point and leave it.
This is just a couple of ways I try to describe my books. Maybe it will help you when you get ready to write your description.
As always, good writing and May God Bless You…