“Less is Hard” on SleuthSayers

When people at events ask why I’m self-published, I can spot the other writers in the group with my standard answer: “So I don’t have to write another synopsis.”

Condensing your 300-more-or-less-page novel to five pages (some agents want only two or even one) is like gift-wrapping the state of Michigan. Remember, there are two peninsulae (or is it peninsulas?), and they’re both pretty big. Lots of ribbon and tape…

And if you think a one-to-five-page synopsis is hard, try the postage-stamp-sized pitch on your back cover.

Read the full post to get Steve’s tips on writing great blurbs.