Summary Day

As a writer, I hope that you’ve read a few books of your own. When we’re in a bookstore, what’s one of the first things we do? We look at the cover and then turn over to the back summary. I know this might push your limits but this what we’re going to do today.

Day #4 means that we are going to write our back cover summary and put a strong image on your front cover. Why now? Writing the back cover first will help organize the point of your book before you start. We’re not writing our novel this month but we taking the necessary steps to get it ready for next month.

The reason I do this exercise in the beginning is because if I can’t explain my book to anyone, then no one is going to understand it. If my summary or point is missing then I don’t have a good book. Readers want to know the point of your book before they read, that’s why they pick up the book and read the back cover.

If you can’t summarize your book or find a main point, then you’ll need to go back to your list of book ideas and choose something that you can summarize. There needs to a main point of book, or there’s no point in writing it. Readers buy books that interest them because of the point, because where the book is leading them.

They should know the main reason why you wrote the book before they buy it. Then, it’s your job to keep them interested in the rest of the story that lead to that point.

Write down your summary in 3-5 sentences. Create your back cover today. Select an image that will keep you focused or fits your book strongly. Finally, add this to your folder.

We’ll move onto the next step tomorrow. My posts are Monday through Friday.

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~Yoon Ju

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I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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