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Book Blurb Friday – It’s a Go!

Posted on Feb 25, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   18 Comments | Posted in book blurb · contests · meme
Book Blurb Friday is on! Official start date:  
Friday, March 4th.

In case you missed my initial post on this original meme, here’s a recap:

Every Thursday evening I’ll post a photo that we’ll pretend is the cover of a book. In 150 words or less (length of the average book blurb) write the blurb that you think belongs on the back of the book. You create the story, decide the genre, fiction or non, etc. You’ll post your blurb on your site with a link from/to this one so others can find you or come here to participate.

The goal: Write a book jacket blurb (150 words or less) so enticing that potential readers would feel compelled to buy the book.

The above photo is our first Book Blurb “book cover.” Please do not post anything yet—our kickoff date is next week, Friday, March 4th.  I posted the picture now so we’ll all have a week to ponder our blurb.

On Thursday evening next week I’ll re-post the above photo with my own book blurb of 150 words or less, as well as a Mr. Linky widget where you can leave a link back to your blog.  I will also post a new “book cover” picture to be inspiration for the subsequent Book Blurb Friday.  Please post your book blurb on your blog next Friday, March 4th along with the photo above and a link back here so your readers will have the opportunity to link to the book blurbs of other participants, or perhaps join in the book blurb fun. (Don’t forget to enter your name in Mr. Linky after you post so others can link back to you!)

If you already participate in Microfiction Monday, hosted by Susan at Stony River, then you are familiar with how this works. If you are new to the meme game, please feel free to post your questions in the comment section here or email me at and I’ll respond straightaway.

That’s it! I hope Book Blurb Friday will be fun for everyone and generate ooh-gobs of story ideas for each of us. Thanks for playing along.  You have a whole week to write your Book Blurb (based on the above “book cover” photo) for the official kick-off date, Friday, March 4th.

Til next time –

P.S.  My blog contest ends tonight at midnight, so there’s still time to enter. For details click on the tab above just under the blog header. The winners will be announced on Monday!

18 Responses to "Book Blurb Friday – It’s a Go!"

  1. Comment by Dominic de Mattos
    February 25, 2011 at 6:40 am  

    Yay! Looking forward to this meme :)Did you see, I have already factored it into my blogging diary!Hope you get lots of interest. I will promote it on my blog and put it on my sidebar.:Dom

  2. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    February 25, 2011 at 7:51 am  

    Thanks, Dom! You're a peach. Your support is appreciated. ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm looking forward to reading your book blurb next week. You always impress.

  3. Comment by Diane
    February 25, 2011 at 9:06 am  

    Sounds super fun Lisa. Have a great weekend! :O)

  4. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    February 25, 2011 at 10:24 am  

    Lisa, this is so exciting. Great idea, nobody else has anything like this that I have seen. Congratulations and best of luck on this new endeavor!

  5. Comment by BECKY
    February 25, 2011 at 10:26 am  

    This is such a great idea, Lisa! I forgot one important thing about myself, though….I don't think I'm very good at writing book reviews/blurbs! But, I'll give it my best shot ….'cause it's for YOU!

  6. Comment by jabblog
    February 25, 2011 at 11:44 am  

    Excellent! This sounds such fun. I'll try and drum up some participants from my blog too:-)

  7. Comment by Bookie
    February 25, 2011 at 2:07 pm  

    Hope I can do this!

  8. Comment by Aksharaa
    February 25, 2011 at 2:10 pm  

    Found you in 'Jabblog' and came over to say 'Hi' :)This sounds very challenging. Can't wait to read the offerings. Will try to come up with something myself too:)Happy weekend

  9. Comment by Tammy
    February 25, 2011 at 3:41 pm  

    I'm glad you're doing this! And good start. I'm going to go spend way too much time playing with this….

  10. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    February 25, 2011 at 4:15 pm  

    Hi Diane – It seemed like fun to me, too, when I dreamed it up! I hope everyone has a good time with it.Hey Kathy – Since you're just beginning your foray into the world of writing, I hope you'll give it a whirl!Aw, Becky – Everything you write is terrific. Whatever you come up with will be a gem. And I sure appreciate your support! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    February 25, 2011 at 4:24 pm  

    Hi Jabblog! Thanks for the shout out on your blog. I'm constantly amazed by the support of fellow bloggers. I do hope this will be a fun challenge for everyone who opts to participate. I'll look forward to reading your entry next week. I know from your microfiction how clever you are. :)Hey Bookie – Do you mean you hope you can find the time? If so, I'll ditto that. If you mean you hope you can find the inspiration, I'll call you out on that because I read your blog and know what a fine writer you are. :)Hi Aksharaa – Thanks for following! I'll look forward to reading your posting next week. :)Hey Tammy – I hope you have ooh-gobs of fun with this. Can't wait to read your book blurb!

  12. Comment by Dominic de Mattos
    February 25, 2011 at 8:08 pm  

    I felt so inspired, I've written mine already! I will just programme it to launch next Friday! My problem is – now I want to write the book!:Dom

  13. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    February 25, 2011 at 10:36 pm  

    I have the same problem! An idea took hold and now I've run amok. LOL Can't wait to read your blurb! (Then I'll be pestering you for the long book version.) Just be sure if you have your post set on automatic that you remember to come back here Thurs. night or Friday to post your link. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Comment by K9friend
    February 26, 2011 at 10:04 am  


  15. Comment by Elizabeth Mueller
    February 26, 2011 at 6:30 pm  

    This sounds like so much fun! I've had to give Susan's MM a break for a while since I've joined Rachael Harrie's Crusades as well as the A-Z blogging challenge. I'm about to drown! ๐Ÿ™โ™ฅ.โ€ข*ยจ Elizabeth ยจ*โ€ข.โ™ฅ

  16. Comment by Ellie
    February 28, 2011 at 4:31 am  

    Fantastic idea for a meme! I've posted about it today and will be there on Friday.

  17. Comment by Jen Chandler
    February 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm  

    Neat challenge! Glad I wandered over ๐Ÿ˜€ I found my way over thanks to Ellie Garratt. Happy to meet you!Cheers,Jen

  18. Comment by Susan Fobes
    February 28, 2011 at 10:27 pm  

    Oh I can't wait for this! I'll see you Thursday.

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