The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Back-of-the-Book Blurb # 28

  • Look at the photo below. (Whoops! Blogger is not allowing me to insert a photo right now. You can go to this link, scroll down to the end of the post, and you'll see the photo.)That is the cover of your book.
  • You choose the genre. Chick lit? A romance? Nonfiction? You decide.
  • Write an enticing blurb--150 words or less. (The title doesn't count in the word count.) Lisa Ricard Claro was the original creator of this project (she's an original in so many ways) and this summer, her third novel Love to Win debuted. Currently, Lisa's too busy at the beach to do this book blurb thing anymore. Lisa is trying to convince a publisher that her proposal for a book, called Every Grain of Sand, should be published. (She contends that every grain of sand is unique, and wants to write a short chapter on each grain she encounters. Of course, this will require lots of beach time for Lisa, but she is willing to make the sacrifice for her art.)
  • Include your blurb in a blog post. Include a link to this post. 
  • Link your post to Mr. Linky. Mr. Linky is easy. You don't have to buy him a drink or anything. 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 have fun with it. Think of it as a way to take a break from the truly important writing you do... like a bit of a warm-up.

Virgil’s Final Prank

Virgil was a prankster.... and an inventor. Last year? A soap that glued people’s hands together. A few years before that… a lawnmower that planted dandelions as it cut the grass. (He thought it would be hilarious to loan the Dandelionator to unsuspecting neighbors.)

But this time, he’d come up with the funniest of prank machines, From remote locations, the Lifter-Upper could pull up a lady’s skirt (only slightly--Virgil was always a gentleAnd fman). It could lift a toupee into the sky. It could even remove the maraschino cherry off the top of an ice cream sundae.

That’s all Virgil thought it was:  fun. And it was just fluff and fun…. until a international superstar wanted to invest in Virgil’s Lifter-Upper.

Who is the superstar? And what do they want with Virgil’s invention? (132 words)

And for Val--and anyone else who wants to play along--here is the photo for next week's blurb:


  1. I am concerned for Virgil. Why is it his FINAL prank? What does that international superstar have up his sleeve?

  2. Or up HIS skirt... (it's an ellipsispalooza!)

  3. Haha...I do love the way you think. I wish your story about me was true. I'd love to be at the beach right now. :) With a few tweaks, Virgil would make a dynamite picture book for kids (minus the PG rated stuff, of course). I pictured delightful illustrations of his contraptions as I read. Seriously. This is a good idea!

    1. Lisa--I figured you were too busy with wedding stuff. I know you'll soon have lots of stories to tell about the lovely event.

  4. I'm dying to know what the big prank is and who wants it! (Also hope the cops don't arrest him for his little skirt lifter! LOL)

  5. I'm now hungry for a doughnut. Curses on the power of suggestion!



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