Writing Blurbs Suck

I have to write a blurb for my next book Ameerah, and I’m not going to lie, I hate writing blurbs. They suck to write. There are websites that tell you how to write one, but it doesn’t make it any easier. There’s this one site I came across that has a formula on how to write them. Here’s the formula:

1.) Situation

2.) Problem

3.) Hopeful Possibility

4.) Mood

Okay, that’s cool and all, but it still sucks to write one. I mean, you have to condense your whole story into a few or less paragraphs, that’s supposed to capture the reader’s interest. It’s hard to do, and my author friends feel the same way. I think it’s much easier to write a novel than it is to write the stinkin’ blurb. With that being said, I’ve been working on the blurb for my next book, Ameerah. The girls on my street team gave it a thumbs up, so I thought I’d share it with you. Keep in mind though, this is an unedited, rough draft. No judgment. K?

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In 1925, eighteen year old Ameerah Arrowood tragically dies in an insane asylum. She finds herself transported to a dreary realm that turns out to be a recruiting station for the dark spirits. With animosity in her heart towards humanity, she decides to join them.

For ninety years, Ameerah possesses soulless humans, living a hedonistic, mischievous and sometimes vengeful existence, but now she’s seeking salvation, so she can crossover and save her lost love who is stuck in the lower world. Ameerah enlists the help of her dark spirit friend Derek, who is straddling the line between heaven and hell. She tells him how it all began, weaving between historical timelines to now, hoping to gain understanding on why her parents betrayed her and wanting to be forgiven for her sins. In the end the unexpected unfolds, throwing Ameerah a curve ball, which changes her forever.

 

So what do you think? Does it capture your interest?

 

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