Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sneak Preview: BoTS cover blurb

The writing I hate the most? The damn cover blurb that's supposed to describe my book interestingly enough to make strangers pick it up and spend money.

How can I sum up something that took years to write in 400 characters or less? I struggle more with this short paragraph than any other writing I ever have to do.

Well, after some head-banging, this is what I've come up with:

"Part One: family and childhood from the outside looking in" is the first installment of a four-part series that asks the question: Can anyone ever truly be more than the sum of his experiences? These 14 memories are simply mere reflections of a lifetime ... an attempt to construct the whole of a man from fragments of his past.

Part Two: love and hate and the stuff in between

Part Three: strangers in other places, other times

Part Four: death and dying and other unknowns               

1 comment:

  1. Hmmmm - a start ... but I think the head-banging may have to continue for a while longer.