The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Friday, August 19, 2016

Back-of-the-Book Blurb Friday # 22

       Before we get to writing a book blurb, I must report: I have a dream job. The students are delightful and so kind (genuinely kind) to each other. The parents are incredibly involved (in a good way). And the staff is a friendly, supportive, close knit group.

        I'm really fortunate...

        Now... onto writing a book blurb.
  • Look at the photo below. That is the cover of your book.
  • You choose the genre. A love story? A limerick collection? A fantasy? You decide.
  • Write an enticing blurb--150 words or less. (The title doesn't count in the word count.) Lisa Ricard Claro is the original brains behind this writing exercise. Her third romance book just came out in July (Love to Win) so she's lounging on the couch right now, watching reruns of Castle as she takes a tiny break from the drudgery of marketing her books. 
  • Include your blurb in a blog post. Include a link to this post. 
  • Link your post to Mr. Linky. Mr. Linky is charming and easy. If you've never done it, you'll be impressed with how simple he is.
  • Check out the other blurb(s). It's interesting to see the different directions writers take, given the same photo.
  • And most importantly, have fun. This is supposed to be enjoyable.
          Here is the photo for this week, and my finished blurb:





The House That Mick Built


Mick was a man on a mission. He wanted his estate to set the world record for having the most outbuildings, and his mission kept him busy.


He used cargo containers to create sheds. He used his toenail clippings--glued together with Modge Podge--to make small shacks. Mick even used raggedy pairs of his tighty-whities--stiffening them up with starch--to create a cotton version of a log cabin.


But while thumbing through a magazine while sitting on his throne, he saw a photo of an upside-down house. His jaw dropped open. He stopped breathing and started drooling.


That is going to be my next project!” he exclaimed.


Will Mick be able to pull it off? (The construction, not the underwear) Will his family stick by him, or will they conspire to kill him? Or will the house itself be the death of him? (141 words)






       And for my hundreds dozens handful of one follower, here is the photo for next week.






12 comments:

  1. I think I know Mick. I think I LIVE WITH MICK! Except the only use my Mick found for those TOEnails was as confetti in a candle on the mantel.

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    1. Val--Bag those clippings up. I'm sure you could sell them in your gift shop after the tours are over...

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  2. Hahaha! This is hilarious. Mick is quite the entrepreneur. As to the Castle reruns, I actually did do that this week. We watched a couple episodes from earlier seasons when it was still fun.

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    1. Lisa--Aren't you glad you're not married to Mick? Mick sounds suspiciously like Hick, Val's husband.

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  3. Congratulations on your dream job! And good luck to Mick with his project.

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    1. Donna--Maybe you can take a field trip to visit Mick's upside-down house.

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  4. LOL I was thinking this guy was Hick;s long lost relative. Good one, Sioux.

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    1. Linda--Yes, I think they're conjoined twins.

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  5. Eww imagine living in a toenail dwelling! I hope he bleached those tightie whities! LOL Great blurb as always!

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    1. Pat--Thanks for writing a blurb. I'm headed to your blog right now.

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  6. Wowzers on that upside down house. Both it and the shoe on wheels look like they could be part of a fairy tale.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  7. Wowzers on that upside down house. Both it and the shoe on wheels look like they could be part of a fairy tale.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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