Blurb writing

Every great book needs a great blurb. It will be the first part of your book your target audience will read, so it's an invaluable opportunity to hook their attention. If you've written a work of fiction, tease the readers with a taste of the plot, leaving them aching to know more. If you're writing for businesspeople, set the scene with a professional tone. If you're sharing your memoirs, make sure your blurb gets the readers emotionally involved with your story.

In short, a blurb is an essential tool for marketing your book, so you want to get it right. With extensive experience of writing blurbs for fiction, business and memoir authors, I would be delighted to help you to create a memorable blurb for your book. If I have edited your manuscript, it will be a straightforward process for me to write a winning blurb for it; if I have not edited your manuscript, I will of course need a copy so I can familiarise myself with the content and make sure your blurb reflects your work. 

Additional Services

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Read through and critique

Have you finished writing your manuscript, but you don't feel ready to edit? Perhaps you're unsure how it will be received. Do you feel you could tweak and improve it, but you don't know how to start?

I am happy to offer a read through and critique service, which does pretty much what it says on the tin. I will read through your manuscript and then get back to you with a report detailing my views on what does and doesn't work, and why, offering useful advice on how you can get you writing into the best possible shape for sending off to prospective publishers, agents and/or editors.