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Writing a brilliant book is only half the battle. Now you must get the readers´ attention with every tool at your disposal from your book blurb to your website.

Different Sample Blurbs for Star Wars star
Your blurb should introduce the hero, his world, and his big problem without revealing major plot points. Use word choice and writing style to convey the story's genre and overall feel. Here are five examples of blurbs for Star Wars written as a space opera, a comedy, a romance, and a thriller.

Good Luck Changing That Author Bio star
When you write your author bio for the first time just before your book gets published, you might be so overwhelmed with excitement or exhaustion that you dash off a paragraph without giving it sufficient thought. But you may regret this later when your bio proves hard to change.

How to Write an Author Bio star
Regrettable author bios come in two types. First, the one that includes too many superficial details that quickly become outdated. Second, the off-putting bio that comes across badly to the readers. Keep your author bio brief and timeless.

What is a Fiction Blurb? star
A fiction book blurb is a short document, maybe only about 200 words, that hints at the book’s contents while making the reader curious to read more. Typically, your blurb should introduce your main character and his biggest problem, but not reveal any important plot points.

What is a Fiction Synopsis? star
A synopsis is a plot summary written in plain, unbiased language that reveals everything that happens in the story, even secrets, plot twists, and surprise endings. This is different from a blurb, which only gives a glimpse of the book’s beginning to entice readers to continue reading.

Write an Accurate Fiction Blurb star
Your blurb should avoid major plot spoilers and remain succinct while conveying a tantalizing glimpse of your hero, his world, and his big problem. You must also clarify your story’s genre and overall feel.

Writing the Blurb and the Synopsis star
Fiction writers who wish to publish must learn to write a blurb and a synopsis. Both can be challenging to create, but it helps to understand their vastly different requirements and purposes. Composing blurb and synopsis can give you a deeper understanding of your fiction project.

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