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Showing posts from April, 2015

Blurbs and such

Hello people!  Only one week and I'm done with my first semester of nursing school!  Finals week is next week and I'm not going to promise that I'll have a post for you next week, but I'd like to.  I'm going to try to get a post up every week in May since I have off of class for the whole month.  (Gasp!)

I haven't done any writing, but I've been (mostly) keeping up with listening to writing podcasts.  A couple of weeks ago the author Libbie Hawker was a guest on a Self-Publishing Podcast episode talking about her book Gotta Read It!  It's an how-to book geared toward writing a book blurb or pitch.  I managed to finish it last week when the transformer in front of my house was struck by lightning and we lost power.  It's amazing what you find time for when there's no internet.

The book is structured in a build-as-you-go style.  Readers (writers?) are prompted to answer some basic questions about their story, kind of a who/what/when/where/why/how …