Well, it's time for another dollop of Book Blurb Friday. For those who are new to this weekly writing exercise, go to Lisa Ricard Claro's blog. On Thursday evening, the new photo is "officially" displayed; however, you get to look at the next week's photo all week--it's at the end of the Book Blurb Friday post, so you can work ahead if you want.
The photo is the book cover. You come up with a title, and a blurb of 150 words or less. (The cutting and slashing you have to do is great practice.)
Now usually, the photo used is wonderful. This week, the picture is crappy. But don't drop out! Next week's photo is out-of-this-world incredible!
(Sometimes you have to work with manure. It makes you stronger.)
After you write your blurb, link your blurb to the others via Mr. Linky (on Lisa's site). And don't forget to read the other blurbs and comment on them.
It's a very worthwhile writing activity. I swear.
Here's my blurb this week:
His Alabaster Beauty
Every day between 10-3, Roger shuffled through the museum, keeping an eye on the snot-nosed kids, shushing the folks who got loud, making sure nobody touched the statues…that’s what filled up the unexciting string of his days.
Then one day he felt something stir deep inside. He stopped in his tracks, turned, and stared. Stared with new eyes…
It was apparent this mam’selle was modest. One hand was ever-vigilant in the attempt to keep her bosom covered up. He’d never thought of it before, but it was sad that a lady would have to do something like that for the rest of her life.
He stared into her unblinking eyes. He reached out and caressed the outstretched arm. Roger was in love…
Follow Roger and his marble maiden as he schemes to free her from her pedestal prison and create a life the two of them can share… (148 words)