The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Friday, March 18, 2016

Back-of-the-Book Blurb Friday # 6

        Stretching. It's a good thing to do when you're exercising, and it's also a good thing to do when it comes to your creative work. As a writer, we occasionally sometimes often get stuck in a rut...

      ... And this weekly "exercise" is a way to stretch as a writer and have fun at the same time.

          Here's the low-down:


  • A photo is posted every Friday. The picture is intended to be the front cover of a book.
  • Your mission:  to write a blurb for the book, in 150 words or less (not including the title). Make it compelling. Make it enticing. Make it so engaging, the reader cannot resist buying it and reading it.
  • Post the blurb on your blog, and then connect your post to this one, via Mr. Linky. (It's simple. I promise, although I do have the occasional snafu.)
  • Check out the other blurbs. It's fun to see what direction other people went when it came to the same photo.
  • And speaking of fun, make sure you have it. This should not be something you sweat and fret over. 
  • You can do some extra things. Put a title on the photo/book cover. Create some fake reviews (which would not be included in the 150-word limit).
  • At the end, the photo for the next week will be included, so you have some extra think-time.
     And don't forget to stop by Lisa Ricard Claro's blog. She's the one who started this many, many years ago in a galaxy far, far away. 

     Here's the photo for this week, along with my take:




Four Hands...


World-famous business dynamo Pearl bucked the system once she had children. She left the corporate world after finding out women can't have it all... unless they grow an extra pair of arms.

Through a special method to generate new limbs (the same technology that made Richard Simmons' hair grow), Pearl grew two new arms... and discovered that four hands are so much better than two.

Once the new arms were complete and functional, Pearl was able to breastfeed while she typed. She could style her hair while simultaneously painting her toenails. She'd be seen driving her car and putting on mascara and eating a bagel--at the same time.

Buy this book, become a member of her Four Hands Club, and you too will have access to Pearl's secret formula. Find out how you can live the same productive life as Pearl--with your two new arms... (147 words)





And here is the photo for next week. Think about the different directions you could take it. And above all, have fun with it...

photo by Bryan Hanson @ MorgueFile



13 comments:

  1. Yes, once again, I'm glad I didn't read your blurb before I posted mine. Couldn't we all use an extra two arms! Ha. But then, I'd need an additional brain. I couldn't get the new photo to pop up, so it must be my computer. I'll be back again later to take a look.

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  2. Lynn--Let me know if I need to reinsert it. Thanks for playing this week.

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  3. Ooh! I want four hands! I can hold TWO 44 oz Diet Cokes, and TWO pieces of gas station chicken!

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    1. Val--And if you use your knee to drive, you're ready to rock and roll through town...

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  4. Shiva is an Indian diety and generally considered to be male. Sorry. He is also featured prominently outside the CERN super-collider. The main attributes of Shiva are the third eye on his forehead, the snake Vasuki around his neck, the adorning crescent moon, the holy river Ganga flowing from his matted hair, the trishula as his weapon and the damaru as his musical instrument.

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    1. Michael--You certainly have a way with words...

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  5. For this week's:

    Why Women Are More Interesting Than Men: A Scale Representation Of Male/Female Interaction.

    (no blurb necessary)

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    1. Oh for goodness sake, I just read the information in the previous comment. Well, it looks like a chick to me.

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    2. Shay--I agree. It totally looked like a woman to me.

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    1. Lisa--You've got a sneaker story in mind? I can't wait...

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  7. Yes indeed. Just think how much we could accomplish with an extra set of arms!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. Pat--And if we had two extra pairs of arms, we could do even more. Winston would appreciate an extra arm of yours, so you could play his "game" more often...

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