Thursday, March 10, 2011

Excerpts

I have a confession: I have trouble writing blurbs. So I'll talk about excerpts instead. :)  When I'm picking out an excerpt for my novel, I try to find a part of the story where there is first tension between the hero and heroine. This can be a first kiss, the first time they meet or the first time they realize that they have something going on between them. When I grab a book and flip to the excerpt, this is something that gets me interested in the story. Tension or conflict drives a story and seeing the tension between the hero and heroine intrigues me. If the tension isn't present in the excerpt then I'm less likely to buy the book. What do you look for in an excerpt?

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