Tuesday, November 2, 2021

IWSG November - Icing the cake

 This is my Insecure Writers Support Group post for November 2021.



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November 3rd question: What's harder to do, coming up with your book title or writing the blurb?

Sometimes I know the title of a WIP right away, and other times, it comes to me as I write the story. The title of Precious Atonement came from a line in the book.

Regardless, the blurb takes much more effort. I have to consider the overall message, tone and key words, and then, I have to polish till it shines. 

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    1. Sometimes I polish the finish right off and mess it up again. LOL

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  2. That's great that your title came to you when you were writing. I hope mine comes soon because I'm almost done with my manuscript.

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    1. You could try a book title generator to get your creative juices flowing.

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  3. Often the title is in the story itself.

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    1. Your titles work for your series. That's all that matters.

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  5. Hi,
    So true. The blurb takes a lot of effort. I have to put the manuscript aside for a week or two before I tackle the blurb.

    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

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    1. Looking at other well-written blurbs can help get the juices flowing.

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  6. I don't like writing them, but once I have one, I feel a whole lot less pressured. Happy IWSG, Melissa.

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  7. You are very clever with titles. Thanks for your suggestions on my WIP.

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    1. I love a word challenge. Have thesaurus, will help. LOL

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  8. I love that title. Happy IWSG day :)

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  9. I like your term 'polish it until it shines'. Getting it to that gem-like quality. :)

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  10. You've got one of the strongest eyes I know when it comes to blurbs.

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  11. I hear you're very good at blurbs. I might hit you up for help when it comes time to write my own. ;)

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  12. I always know the title of whatever I'm working on. But blurbs are exactly as you describe - hard work, that needs polishing.

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  13. Blurbs positively take much, much more effort, Melissa. I come up with titles, sometimes right away. All best to you, my dear!

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  14. Yeah, getting all that in a measly paragraph(ish) is hard.

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