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.