Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Tick Tock


 So Wirral Writers anthology finally came together. What a team effort. I hope everyone is as happy with the resulting book as I am. I think we all learnt something from the process and from my own point of view, it was a lot harder than compiling a single author's works. 
There was so much to agree on; theme, title, word count distribution, cover and more. I am sure the next one will be better - oh yes, there will be another one.
It would be great to hear some feedback from readers, in the meantime, you can obtain your copy of Tick Tock at - 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1541013514/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1490358223&sr=1-1&keywords=tick+tock+lynne+quarrell

Friday, 27 January 2017

Deconstructing Back Cover Copy

We've been talking a lot about cover blurbs at recent meetings. It's a topical subject for us as we move into the last stage of finalising the layout for Tick Tock, our anthology.

Last week I shared an online course on writing a blurb. Here's an article that offers a different approach, by deconstructing the blurbs from two big selling novels and analysing the elements that go into creating a compelling and enticing blurb.


I've also shared the link to the website where I found the article. Some of you may also find this to be a useful resource.


Happy writing!

Mjke