Tuesday Poems for #Writers #Inspiration – Blurb

Another poem inspired by Lucy of Blonde Write More! Have you ever written a blurb?

 Blurbing It
Tell me, what on earth’s a blurb?
A time your words, you have to curb
Take your thousands of words
Condense them to fifty – Yup, you heard
Make your story sound superb
 
Years and years crafting your story
Many words celebrated with glory
Now strip it all back
Hack, hack, hack, hack
Cos a blurb is obligatory
 
Well, you need to find a hook
Make people want to take a look
Those few words, back there
Should make people care
And want to buy your book
   
Ritu 2019

22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. roughwighting
    May 23, 2019 @ 09:56:07

    What fun! Blurbs are so hard to write, yet you describe it so perfectly in a poem. Amazing!

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  2. Erika Kind
    May 22, 2019 @ 16:44:09

    A challenge of itself. You need to think from the end…

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  3. syl65
    May 21, 2019 @ 13:54:49

    Like an acoustic version of your novel

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  4. Theveryhungrycaterpillar
    May 21, 2019 @ 13:02:28

    I possibly can’t do this; I wish I could. It’s like fitting a rising dough, in a tight box of wood.
    😂 see? Sick rhymes! LOL

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  5. Miriam
    May 21, 2019 @ 06:50:44

    Love it! Great blurb of a poem Ritu 😊

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  6. robertawrites235681907
    May 21, 2019 @ 05:35:22

    Writing your own blurb is difficult, Ritu. As you know, Linda G helped me with mine. The blurb is just the beginning of the on-going marketing.

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  7. Lucy Mitchell
    May 21, 2019 @ 05:25:48

    How do you know I have been facing blurb issues? This is fab!

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  8. Dorinda Duclos
    May 21, 2019 @ 05:09:38

    Great poem, Ritu!! Although, the word blurb sounds more like the noise my stomach makes when I’m hungry!! Yes, we do need blurbs, and I hate writing them!!

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