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Blurbs Sell Books

Jan 30, 2020

Today on the show, Jim and Abigail tackle author-submitted blurbs to rip them to shreds and build them back up, one line at a time. Here are this episode’s read-along selections:


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Author: Melissa Cushman Banczak

Title: Roll-A-Prompt Writing Journal: Mystery Edition


Over 6000 combinations to jumpstart your writing.


Is your imagination stuck? Tired of staring at a blank page? Looking for a new way into your stories?


The Roll-A-Prompt Writing Journal Series will bring the fun back to your writing. Each book features 30 sets of elements that, with the roll of a dice, will create over 6000 prompts per journal. From the book:



Roll 1 Number

  1. District Attorney 2. Toll booth worker 3. Aerobics instructor
  2. Meteorologist 5. Mural painter 6. Computer coder



Roll 1 Number

  1. Emotion 2. Nil 3. Gossip
  2. Wacky 5. Dull 6. Vague



Roll 1 Number

  1. Séance 2. In the audience of a talk show 3. On a moonlit walk
  2. Waiting for a machine at the gym 5. Stuck in the middle seat on a flight 6. Drone crashes nearby


The paperback includes 5 worksheets per set. The ebook version includes a downloadable PDF. With over 6000 possible combinations, it's the perfect way to get your creative juices flowing. Buy your copy today!


--Abigail's Targeted Tip:

For nonfiction books, it’s important to establish what your book offers that similar books lack. Do your research on your competition. Find your niche.



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