Monday, August 31, 2009

Summary, synopsis, blurb

I've been working a lot on the various iterations of the summary, synopsis, tag line, and query letter meat that I need to start getting the book out there. I knew that writing short is harder than writing long, but this has been even more challenging than I expected.

I think I've got a pretty good longish summary, which is on my newly launched website, Let me know what you think of it.


Annie Louden said...

Hi, I just saw your comment over at Nathan's blog about buying new books, and I've been singing the praises of Lorrie Moore for years, and most people haven't read her. I'm so glad her book is finally coming out.
And You Remind Me of Me is so excellent! I read it a few years ago.

Robert McGuire said...

People are going to be hearing about her now. Did you see it was the lead review in the NYTimes Sunday review this week?

I had a previous post on her book already -- about an excerpt of it The New Yorker earlier this summer:

Chaon will be new to me. I saw an interview re: his new book and he sounded like a writer I should be familiar with. I guess P.R. does work after all.