A question to authors out there.
I have made it no secret that I am working on my novel, The Halley Branch. I am taking it easy between drafts right now, but I am trying to get other things done. One thing I recently did was write a blurb. I see the blurb as something that can be on the book cover and on the Amazon site. This gives an idea of what the book is about. It is just under 160 words. Short but sweet.
Do I need more of a synopsis? If so, what do I use it for? How long should it be? I started writing one, but wasn’t sure how much detail to go into. I was at about the 160 words of the blurb and had barely gone beyond the first few chapters, the set up. Also, the more I go into the synopsis, the drier it seems. The story should be exciting, and i hope is! But the synopsis? So far it is dull.
What do you think? Is the blurb enough or do I need a good synopsis? If I do need a synopsis, what is a good length? And why do I need it?
Slowly learning how things work… Thanks!
(The photo at the top? Just saying the bird bit off more than it could handle ;) )