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Day 18


Welcome to Day 18 of Hooked on Writing, your free online writing course. This online workbook will help you create a writing habit in 31 days.

To Name A Book & Write A Blurb

Aim

To create a name for your book that will catch the eye of an agent or editor.

How:

  1. Work alone or complete the exercise with your writing circle, friends, or family
  2. Imagine you work for a publishing house.

One of you is the submission editor: __________________________________________

One of you is the managing editor: ____________________________________________

One of you is the marketing director: __________________________________________

  1. Name your publishing house

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  1. You have a hot new book on your list
  2. It is groundbreaking – sci-fi chick lit. The author calls it Bridget Jones on the Starship Enterprize.
  3. How are you going to market this? Come up with a 10 point plan. Consider who your audience will be, their average age, and their lifestyle.

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  1. The main characters names are ______________________________________ and ___________________________________________
  1. The setting is:

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  1. What is your protagonist’s story goal?

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  1. Who is the antagonist who tries to prevent them from achieving this goal?

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  1. NAME THE BOOK. Write a blurb for the cover.

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  1. Would you buy this book? Be honest.

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Result:

Realise that publishing is a business, and marketing means more than you ever thought it did.

At Night

Use your writing journal here. Write ‘At Night’ at the top of a clean page. Free write or expand on the exercise you’ve completed today. (If you want to buy the downloadable workbook, which includes space for these exercises, you can get it in our store for only $20.)

 

 

‘Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself.’ – Franz Kafka

Day 19