Welcome to the Shortcuts for Writers Blog! In addition to launching this website and blog, I’ve started an online writing community on Facebook and am offering an exclusive toolkit to members. It’s called 7 Simple Steps To Nailing Your Book Blurb and will guide you through crafting your novel blurb in a series of 7 easy steps. It also lists the most common mistakes for back cover copy and gives examples of successful blurbs that have reeled in readers.
I’m really excited about this download as in my editing business, I see many clients who have trouble writing book blurbs. It’s not an easy task to boil down your book to one or two paragaphs and to make it sound enticing rather than having it read like a book report. I used to hate writing book blurbs until I came up with a system to make it easier.
You can download the free toolkit once you’re a member of the Shortcuts for Writers: Editing Made Simple Facebook Group. My goal with this online writing community is to inspire you during your writing and editing journey, share editing tips, and foster a sense of community. We’ve been having fun discussions on topics ranging from the aggravation of lay vs lie and awhile vs a while to the writing habits of Danielle Steel.
I’ve been working on my new Shortcuts for Writers website and blog, as well as a free 5-day self-editing class and my signature online course Book Editing Blueprint: A Step-By-Step Plan To Making Your Novels Publishable. Classes, blog posts, and YouTube tip videos are coming soon, but in the meantime, join the Facebook group where you can make some new friends and get started on writing a book blurb. Be sure to answer the quick admission questions and then you can get started. See you there!
Stacy Juba, the founder of Shortcuts for Writers, is a freelance editor and online course creator who teaches authors how to simplify the self-editing process and fit their writing goals into a busy life. Her books include the Storybook Valley chick lit series and the Hockey Rivals young adult sports novels.
Sign up for her free, on-demand masterclass, How to Create Your Editing Game Plan and Fast-Track Your Book: 3 Costly Mistakes to Avoid.