I’m all about variety.
I’m all about uniqueness.
Though as you see a lot in the fiction world, trying to be too unique in your writing…
By ignoring the tropes of a genre, or in your marketing, by trying something wacky and new that’s never been done before…
It may not succeed.
I’m here to tell you there’s another thing you might not want to be unique with…
And that is your book description.
If you write fiction, then the first sentence of your book description should generally be pretty similar to other book descriptions.
Your very first sentence should basically introduce the emotional and physical state of your character.
What your character is doing and how they feel about it.
Almost all fiction descriptions should have the exact same first line structure…
Which is “the protagonist feels this and is doing that.”
Why is that?
Well, my mom used to work at a day camp years and years ago, and when “The Hunger Games” came out…
People didn’t want Hunger Games hair, they didn’t want The Capitol hair…
They wanted Katniss hair.
Readers connect with the characters.
Readers don’t connect with the plot, readers don’t get connect with the setting.
Readers long to connect with a character in a big way.
So in your blurb after your main hook and headline, you’ll have the first line of your synopsis.
That synopsis should always start with a character introduction.