Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Would you read this? Vol.1 #OurAuthorGang

This is one of two new series I’ll be sharing over the next few months.

I’ve written a lot of short stories in the last few years. Some have been published in a collection while others are simply awaiting their time to shine. As I considered how to organize my collections, I began to wonder if the stories themselves are worth reading on their own. As a collection, these short stories have the benefit of being part of something greater, but I want to know “would you read these stories?” if they were presented on their own. That’s also when I begin to consider that I write blurbs for the books I release, but I don’t write blurbs for individual stories in a collection, a tagline usually does the job.

Well, that’s about to change. In this series, I’ll be sharing unpublished blurbs to stories that may or may not yet be released. These blurbs are not meant to be used to pitch or sell these stories. This is just a practice on the concept of writing a blurb? I just want to know if the blurbs are any good. I may also offer some ideas of what cover designs for these stories may look like. I hope you enjoy this adventure.

Since this is the first post in this series, I thought I’d start with the blurb for my most popular short story, Legend of the Boy. I first published Legend of the Boy as a standalone and later included it with a collection of other stories. The publication is entitled: Legend of the Boy, In the Window, and Other Short Stories. Yeah, I know. This book may need a retitle at some point. In any case, the blurb for that publication offers a glimpse into each story featured, but right now, I want to focus on just Legend of the Boy. Read below and tell me, would you read this? Also, have a look at my old book cover and the current one. Try to imagine them without the window to get a feel for this story. Which do you prefer?

All young boys dream of having super powers and being able to do great and wondrous things…except this boy. He’s not from this world, but he must save it, though he doesn’t know how.

Legend of the Boy is a science fiction tale that combines the notions of power, might, right, and destiny in a complex pattern woven from threads of logic, philosophy, and faith. This is the tale of a boy, a stranger to this world, who not only has to save the world, but must also destroy it, in order to move the human race forward.

Pain, tragedy, shock, and awe await you in the pages of Legend of the Boy.

Forms response chart. Question title: Which do you prefer?. Number of responses: 9 responses.
Results as of 10/4/18
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