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 great sales copy. Here are this episode’s read-along selections:
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Author: Victoria Anders
I’m officially a sixteen-year-old insane hermit, thanks to my best friend moving away. Until I meet Noah.
Noah is my oxygen. He’s those fleeting, deep breaths keeping my world from going black, from drowning into the darkness of my past. He’s the one who helps me find my passion for swimming again, even though it’s a direct reflection of my nightmare.
As my mom moves closer to the deep end, barely treading water, Noah’s the only thing holding me afloat. My fear is that her illness will drain her and I’ll have nowhere to go but across the country. Back to the darkness. Back to my father.
Not even Noah can extinguish my demons.
When my life gets sucked in by the riptides, I have to ask myself, is my father truly evil or just broken? Is Noah’s oxygen enough to save me as the muddy waters swallow me whole?
My name is Marlee, and this is my life.
My life as Marlee is a stand-alone novel in the My Life Series.
You don’t need to read book 1 or 2 before this book.
My Life as Marlee is a coming-of-age tale about finding love, finding your passion, and finding the light in the darkness. The My Life Series are stand-alone novels with interconnecting characters full of roller coaster rides, snark with a touch of humor, and heart-pounding moments.
If you love moments of teenage angst and swoon-worthy romance, then take a ride with this book and others in the My Life Series by Victoria Anders. My Life as Kelsey and My Life as Noah are also available. More books to come in 2020.
“The book gives so many messages and one of which is love conquers all. I think everyone should give this book a chance it deserves because it is an enjoyable one.” Goodreads Review
–Abigail’s Targeted Tip:
Don’t leave readers with unfulfilled promises. What conflicts do you tease in the headline (or hook)? Your blurb should expand upon these ideas.
Blurb = condensed book
Hook = condensed blurb
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