So you know how there’s all these memes out there that there are only about five or six different stories?
That different plots can all be boiled down to a book or a movie’s essence?
It’s true in a way, especially between genres.
You’ve got thrillers where the world that needs to be saved.
Or in romance you’ll have people who are gonna get together.
And sci-fi and fantasy are kinda just like thrillers…
Except there’s maybe less blood and more magic.
So why do I think that you should de-emphasize story and instead emphasize character in a blurb?
It’s because of this: If you’re not invested in the character, then the plot doesn’t matter.
Here’s my advice: When you are writing your book description, do not try to jam it chock-full of plot.
Don’t worry. The reader won’t know won’t know what your complex plot structure is all about anyway.
They have the whole book to figure that out.
But if they’re not invested in your character from the get-go, then you won’t win them over.
Focus on your character’s emotional journey rather than the plot…
And you are much more likely to have an A+ blurb.
Thank you for reading.