Anyways, the prompt for this week's A Novel Idea challenge is (drumroll, please!) to come up with what the back cover of your novel would say. While this seems straightforward, keep in mind this is usually the only thing (along with a book cover) a reader has to determine whether to read the book or not!
Like always, I've got a stack of story ideas to choose from. This week I'm spotlighting my 2015 NaNoWriMo Novel: The Secret Library Society.
Back cover blurb:
Arthur Benedict Williams, or just Arthur, is a nine year-old boy with dyslexia, but he wishes he could read without the words tumbling off the page. Instead, he has the oddest sense that the books whisper to him instead. When he meets Samantha at the library, things begin to change. She offers to help him learn to read but also to find out why the books talk to him.
Soon Arthur uncovers a secret society outside of his realm that aims to protect books and the Library from the illiterate powers of the world. Each member of the society is given special tasks to keep the library functioning, but most important of all are the Inklings-- humans with the ability to interact with the 'essence,' or magic, of books. Inklings are the key to keeping the Library protected from outside influences.
And Arthur Benedict Williams is an Inkling.
Would you read this novel? What's the back cover blurb for your novel?