Howdy folks, I’m new to the site and community.
One of the things I really struggle with as a writer is creating a really killer blurb. Good ones draw you in, bad ones put you right off. I think mine always end up being too light-touch; but when I try to add detail it feels like I’m trying to stop myself writing an essay!
Outside the obvious - ie. spelling, grammar - what are your top tips for creating a blurb that pulls readers in? Structure, content types, quotes? How much detail does a good blurb contain? Do you reveal your characters and/or any motivations they have? Do you touch on the journey they might make?