An interesting topic came up between an author and I.
We are working on the back of her book, and I needed her to reduce her synopsis down to fit neatly into the space I had made for her synopsis.
She couldn't. In fact she came back to me with more.
So I challenged her to do the following:
- Sell me your book in a single sentence.
- Give me a catching synopsis in 100 words
- Describe your
book in 300 words
So this made me think.
Perhaps I should pose it to other authors. I feel doing this challenge is a great way to get to know your book. Sadly enough readers need to be hooked within a few seconds of reading or you have lost them. I feel this challenge makes us get outside of our comfort zones of our own story.
Think about it this way. The one sentence helps develop a catchy saying to entice readers at book fairs, festivals or online. The 100 words is great for short synopsis pieces, whether it be for newspapers, or other marketing. It can only help.
What do you think?