1. Give a brief introduction of your main character's job or position in the story. What kind of job does your character have? Is their job instrumental in defining them in your book? Perhaps sharing the position they have in the "community" may play a role in how your readers will connect and understand your character.
2. Introduce the problem or conflict the character faces. What is your story going to be about? What is the "secret" or issue that they have? Give just enough to get your readers to want to know more.
3. Use words to engage the reader. Connect the character's issues with your reader's issues or problems. For example, "divorce", "confusion", "living a lie", "fear of giving her (his) heart."
4. Leave readers hanging with a cliffhanger question or ellipse statement. In my book, Devil in Disguise, on my back cover, I wrote: "Being blinded by who he believes are his enemies, Ben gets blindsided once more on the rollercoaster that becomes his life. Is there any hope for him to be truly delivered and restored, and find the real... Devil in Disguise?"
5. Use powerful, attention-grabbing quotes from the main character. What profound words or phrases did your character make that resonates with the title or subject matter of your book? Share it with your readers to get them wanting to hear more from your character.
Use these basic tips on how write your book blurb (or synopsis) to not only grab your reader's attention, but to set the stage for the journey your book will take your readers on.