Julie C. Gilbert

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5 Steps to Better Blurbs: Crafting Dynamic Descriptions that Sell

Want to learn to write better blurbs? Ask an author about the hardest part of writing a book and many will say the blurb. It’s the most misunderstood task we undertake. Herein, I’ll dissect the principles at work behind awesome blurbs, examine the common mistakes, and detail some completed case studies. Once I’ve shown you the five steps to strengthening the book description, you can put what you’ve learned into play. Inside, you will find … • 10 principles of dream blurbs • 5 common mistakes • 10 case studies • 5 steps to better blurbs • 6 exercises to strengthen your blurbs Bonus: You’ll find information on getting additional case studies and free or discounted blurb overhauls.


The Golden City Captives

Captured. Sold. Enslaved. Displayed. Keio’s dream of seeing the Golden City turns into a nightmare. He and his friend, Clara, get swept up by Fire Fairies along with the other youths in their village. They’re quickly sold to the local lord. The man seeks something very special that only certain young people possess, and he’s willing to threaten anyone to get it. But his daughter has other plans. Like it or not, Keio and Clara land in the middle of a brewing war. They’re going to have to pick a side soon, and if they choose wrong, their lives aren’t the only ones forfeit. Q: What makes The Golden City Captives special? A: It’s a classic story of good vs. evil wrapped in a world full of magic and mystery. Q: Is there a sequel? A: Not yet. One day, I hope to expand the world.


Ashlynn's Dreams

The kidnapping changes everything … Twelve-year-old Jillian Blairington never thought she was particularly special. She was wrong. She’s a Dream Shaper. The scientists responsible for the genetic modifications kidnap her in order to teach Jillian how to use her Gift. But she isn’t alone. They also have her babysitter, Danielle Matheson, snatched to keep her in line. They also have a task for her. If Jillian can’t master her Gift quickly, Danielle might only be the first victim of many.