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

Tuesday Poems for #Writers #Inspiration – Book Promotion

Another poem inspired by Lucy of Blonde Write More! Promoting your book without a publisher’s help…

Promotion Overdrive
 
 Won’t you read my book
 Oh God, please, just take a look
 It’s taken me all this time to write
 I’d appreciate it if you might.
 And I don’t mean just a chapter or two
 The whole book please – then leave a review
 Can I guest post on your site
 A blog tour date, if I might?
 Come, like my page on Facebook
 I’m an author now, just take a look
 I’ve author-ised my Twitter name
 Thousands of followers would be insane
 Building up my Instagram feed
 Because seeing my cover is what you need
 Readers like a giveaway
 A little give here will eventually pay
 Writing books is hard enough
 But promoting them is just as tough
     
Ritu 2019

Next week, blurb time!

Tuesday Poems For #Writers #Inspiration #WritingCommunity – Covers #Etheree

Another poem inspired by Lucy of Blonde Write More! Designing covers is a tough one.

Covering Covers

Book
Covers
Are daunting
Who should design?
Professionally
Or try your hand at it?
Stock photos or take your own?
Images or illustrations?
Which font to use? Is a tag line key?
Author name - big or small? Top or bottom?
Oh my goodness, that's just the front cover
The back has got as much to debate!
What really needs to be on there?
Just the blurb or something more?
Does it need my photo?
Keep it plain or not?
Will it engage?
What to do?
Oh, God!
Blurb!

Ritu 2019

Next week, blurb time!

Tuesday Poems For #Writers #Inspiration #WritingCommunity – Querying – A Scary Thing

Another poem inspired by Lucy of Blonde Write More! Thinking about the choices we make regarding publishing!

Querying
A scary thing
Putting your words 
In front of them

The critical eyes
The knowing minds
The hope they like
What they read and find

The letter than
Just needs a hook
To get them excited
About your book

The endless wait
Will they even like?
Ignore you or say
Just take a hike?

Will you get the note
That says 'Sorry, no,
Not right for us
But mind how you go."

Or the one 
That encourages
But still says no
Gets you in a tizz

It could be one
That says "I'm in!
Send me your novel
Let the journey begin!"

Querying
A scary thing
Putting your words 
In front of them

Ritu 2019

Tuesday Poems For #Writers #Inspiration #WritingCommunity – To Indie or Not Indie?

Another poem inspired by Lucy of Blonde Write More! Thinking about the choices we make regarding publishing!

Could I do it
on my own?
Could I afford it?
Take a loan?

Push myself to 
edit?
Teach myself to 
market?

Formatting for
e-books
Seeing how the
inside looks

Do I need
a paperback?
Should it be seen
upon a rack?

Or do I try
submitting?
Find an agent
who is fitting?

A person who
can take care
Find me a deal
that's just and fair

Get me published
traditionally
What others think is
'properly'

So my books will
sell in shops
And book charts?
I could hit the tops!

Both are hard
Both need your book
Both need your time
Both need a hook

Yet with one 
you sell your soul
Trying to achieve
your only goal

And the other
it's up to you
How much effort 
you put in to

Creative control
may be taken away
Indie or traditional
I'm starting to sway...

Ritu 2019

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