- Oct 26, 2022
Just a quick thank you to everyone who was in the Genius Room, @AgentPete and @Vagabond Heart for your constructive feedback RE Daisy Roberts is Dead. I made copious notes and came away with a clear plan of action. I know I suck at blurbs and have just re-watched Pete's seminar. I found it hard not to give spoilers but wanted to hint at the stakes (I didn't really want to reveal that her death wasn't an accident but would have been left with no real problem to identify for the character). Daisy is an unreliable narrator and I didn't want to reveal this; I want the reader to discover this by reading the book. Gah! Back to the drawing board! In terms of emotional impact, I can see that I threw the baby out with the bathwater when I re-wrote this opening. I tried to include more setting description and obviously left out too much of the intensity of her reactions. I will certainly rectify this! If anyone has any tips for writing blurbs with unreliable narrators and twists, I would really appreciate it. Thanks again!