Wattpad Tutorial: how to write a great summa...
So you've got a great story, characters you love, a plot which grips you. You want to share your story with the world; you're excited about it, and you want people to read it. But you feel like they land on your page and lose interest as soon as they read your summary.
This seems to be a recurring problem. Here are five easy steps to follow to make your summary stronger, and to get more readers.
Disclaimer: this is not official or endorsed by Wattpad in any way; I've just made it up to help other writers.
My creds: I'm an editor and freelance writer. I've lost count of the number of blurbs and summaries I've written or edited. I'm happy to help out with your summaries if you PM me.
For what it's worth, I think writing summaries is one of the hardest parts of being a writer. We're writers, not salesmen - it's hard to put yourself in the mindset of the reader, to write something that will hook them.
I write mainly teen fiction so my advice is skewed towards that, but I think the advice works for all genres and categories. Let me know what you think in the comments!