There is a new review for Shadows of the Past at the hale authors blogspot -
www.haleauthors.blogspot.com Why I am mentioning this is that the reviewer
says I have given too much away in the blurb,although the review is positive about the novel.
It got me thinking and I have to admit that I am lousy at writing blurbs. I would rather write 20,000 words of a novel than one blurb. So what? I might hear you cry - so you don't do blurbs well, who cares? Well blurbs are pretty important. The cover attracts the eye, the hand strays to the book and what does the potential reader do? They read the blurb! The blurb is our advertisement, it has to be right.
Really, I think blurbs should be in the hands of the advertising or publicity departments at the publishers. After all these are the people who can write on a dime, so to speak. They know how to shrink something and yet still make it attractive.
So for me, a visit to the dentist or write a blurb? No contest...I will try the blurb but phew it was a close one!