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Revenge Of The Blurb

Dan Alatorre

3No, I am not switching to this as my author image. Just seeing if you were paying attention.

We’ll be working on a blurb for The Navigators soon, and I thought I’d get in some practice. Figured you could use some, too.

Practice? For a blurb?

Yeah.

See, just like we had to learn to steer clear of adverbs (per Stephen King, “The road to Hell is paved with adverbs” – sounds like we should steer clear to me) and avoid cliches like the plague, we had to learn to tell our stories in an interesting manner. We learned to create memorable characters.

We learned all that stuff.

And then comes the BLURB, a demon of its own realm, short but not too short, interesting without giving stuff away…

The Blurb may be the second most important thing in selling your book.

Oh, don’t get me wrong. We’re assuming you…

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

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