How to Write a Sizzling Synopsis: A Step-by-Step System for Enticing New Readers, Selling More Fiction, and Making Your Books Sound Good
Do you hate writing blurbs? Do you wish there was an easier way to summarize your novel and get more sales in the process? Author and copywriter Bryan Cohen’s book descriptions have hit both the Kindle Store’s Top 50 and the USA Today Bestseller list. Let him s...more
How the Write a Sizzling Synopsis delivers exactly what the title promi ...more
I thank Derek Doepker for recommending it to me and I extend this recommendation to everyone.
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Enter How to Write a Sizzling Synopsis, which promises to help you with this task. While it does have some good basic information, I almo ...more
I searched for a good book on blurb-writing previously and was surprised to find there weren't that many options that fit what I was looking for so I was delighted when ...more
This is a skill that will take plenty of practice to master, but Bryan Cohen gives a step-by-step guide on how to proceed.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and wisdom with us Bryan. ...more
I know. I’ve been there.
You’ve written a great book. You’ve got a crazy cool cover. You want to hit “Publish” but that little voice tells you “Not so fast, my chickadee, you’re not done…yet.”
Yup, you still need to write your book description.
You sigh as the fear and loathing build… After a period of procrastination, desperation kicks in and you…settle. Sure, your tagline is short and snappy but when you hit that dreaded synops ...more
This is one I'll refer back to again. Very helpful for fiction back-cover blurbs. ...more
This book is worth far more than I paid for it. The author provides clear, step-by-step instructions on how to write an effective description for your book. He not only tells you WHAT to do, he includes a clear and concise explanation of WHY you should do it. I took notes while reading this book, and I jotted something important down from nearly every page. I loved this book because it contained specific advice, as opposed to vague assertions liked "your synopsis needs to evoke emotion in a read ...more
At the end of the day, I want to take away every barrier that keeps readers from buying my books. Having an emotionally compelling book blurb is key. This books empowers me with the tools I need to create a synopsis that sells more books. Highly recommended.
1) Introduce the main character
2) Establish the beginning stakes for the character
3) Escalate the tension for the character
4) Repeat 1-3 for any other main characters that you want to add in the synopsis. For example, in a romance you would have the male and female, or whatever roles you choose.
5) Bri ...more
This is a quick, straight to the point guide that will tell you how to make that dreaded synopsis shine so that it attracts more readers and fans. There are a few exercises he recommends doing while you're reading it, so that by the time you've reache ...more
This little book is really a course. Do the exercises, read it out loud and see what if you have come close to producing something that a ready will want to buy. If it sounds clunky, well, there you have it, you need to work on it. He even offers a free Facebook group of other authors who will lo ...more
The book is about writing blurbs, not synopses. That’s red flag number one.
Its not too terrible at discussing blurbs, but its not great either. For a book about writing your book’s blurb, it’s bloated and unwieldy. Entertaining and I like the author’s style, but it’s not a good fit for a reference/how to book. Id love to read a novel by him, though.