Sunday, February 9, 2014

The Game On Chronicles: Back Cover Copy

As a story nears completion, and I finally have a clear idea of everything the story is supposed to tell, then it's time to start thinking about the "blurb." In publishing terms, this is called back cover copy, because it's the teaser that gets printed on the—you guessed it!—back cover.

Writing this is so hard! It's supposed to be a teaser. So this is what I typed up:


Audrey Hunt hopes to make her mark on the world. Armed with her masters in broadcast journalism, she applies for a job that would allow her to do just that but instead finds herself in Columbus, Ohio, covering the NHL’s Blue Jackets. At first, she thinks that the job is a joke; however, she quickly discovers that there’s more to hockey than scoring goals and more to sports reporting than talking stats. With the support of the players on the team—including lots of help from the superstar captain Nathan Fox—Audrey searches for her niche as a sports journalist for Ohio Spots Network and finds out more about herself along the way.

Let me know what you think. Does this make you want to read Game On?

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