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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Here are this episode’s read-along selections:
Author: Kate Jones
Title: Shadows of Darkness
Dark Revenge. An impossible task. A troubled teen who must find her belief in magic and in herself if she is going to live long enough to fulfil her destiny.
Charley is an orphan and a loner, bullied at school and with no real friends. When she loses everything to the beasts of the Dark Master, Moloch she has no choice but to follow a mysterious girl called Violet into a strange world where magic is powered by the forces of light and dark energy, and nothing is as it seems.
The great Crystal of Light that protects Elorysia, has been broken into eight shards by the very people who are supposed to guard it, and the hunt to find the hero of an ancient prophecy has begun. Violet seems to think Charley is that person, but Charley is determined to prove her wrong; after all, she doesn’t believe in magic.
As she begins to discover the truth about her heritage, she must choose between the lesser of two evils—help Violet, or try to return to her old life. But, if Moloch is to be defeated, the shards have to be found and the great crystal artefact restored. Violet’s world is in grave danger and only one person can save it.
Will Charley learn to believe in herself and magic before Moloch destroys all light and turns Elorysia into a wasteland of darkness and death?
Shadows of Darkness is the first book in the exciting new Daughter of Destiny YA Fantasy series.
Fans of Hogworts, Narnia, or Mordor who are looking for a dynamic and modern twist on a fantasy, will want to grab a copy of this gripping and enthralling new series.
–Abigail’s Targeted Tip:
Don’t skimp on revisions! One small positive change can have a ripple effect on the rest of your blurb (but only if you can spot it).
(psst. Critiquing other blurbs is a great way to develop this “spotting eye”)
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