Sep 12

THWT Question for 12 SEP 2017



Here’s the Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for 12 SEP 2017:


How do you pick excerpts used to promote your books?


Keep Loving!



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  1. edenfrench

    Thanks for asking! When choosing my adult excerpt, I chose something that showed a little bit of the characters’ personalities. Something to help readers connect with the characters and show their playful side. I also want it to be something that doesn’t require a lot of backstory, something a reader can quickly read and understand what’s going on.

  2. Helen Henderson

    I select snippits that don’t require a lot of setup, and that have either suspense, romance, or action. The ending needs to leave the reader wanting more such as a cliff-hanger what’s going to happen next. The hard part is picking out pieces that match a specific length.

  3. erinoquinn_erin

    Good question! The choice of excerpt depends on the demographic I’m trying to reach. To romance/erotica readers, I choose a brief but vivid and sexy scene. For general audiences, I offer some kind of thought-provoking or universal statement(s) that highlight the book’s theme.

    Always I try for brevity and uniqueness. Twitter? Ah, no room for finesse!

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