Today on the show, author Jim Heskett and copywriting guru Abigail Dunard tackle an author-submitted blurb to dissect it and understand how to write killer sales copy.
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Author: Caroline Muntjewerf
Title: Of Dutch Descent
After WW2 a small girl is torn from the life she knows. She struggles with her identity. She struggles to belong. Will she ever find peace within herself?
In 1951 six-years-old Ellie is torn from her home in Holland by her mother Rita to start a new live in New Zealand. Or are her mother’s reasons for emigrating a lot darker than meets the eye? Rita’s reluctance to inform Ellie about her past only adds to Ellie’s desire to know more about her roots and about her father. The relationship between her mother and her uncle Pieter is not what it seems either, and for Ellie the truth is elusive. Pieter’s father still bears a heavy grudge against Germans. As a result, Pieter’s marriage to the German immigrant Birgit doesn’t go down well.
Ellie is determined to discover more about her Dutch roots, much to her mother Rita’s frustration. Ellie is 22 when she makes the journey back to Holland but the visit to her home country only disrupts her feelings of belonging even further when she uncovers additional facts about her past. Facts that Ellie could never have imagined.
Of Dutch Descent, a moving family saga, seen through the eyes of a war child. Set in the post WW2 years when many emigrated to flee war torn Europe.
If you like annoying mothers, post WW2 drama, children born after liberation, then you’ll love Caroline Muntjewerf’s family saga Of Dutch Descent.
–Abigail’s Targeted Tip:
Focus on a single idea or character arc aspect to build your blurb around. Write it out and keep it nearby as you draft.
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