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While I was stuck in bed away from my working computer and basically miserable, I couldn’t help but think of writing. Specifically synopsis and what really makes a good one. One that’s interesting, draws you right in but though it doesn’t lie and clearly mentions key point’s also doesn’t give anything away. Brief without feeling like an ad, in short: nothing if not distilled awesome.
In my head if it’s got to be short, sweet and sassy it’s got to be this brief description of the classic film, The Wizard of Oz.
Written Rick Polito for a 1998 TV Guide, this little gem has made the rounds of the internet meme scene for years and it’s entirely true and ridiculously intriguing for a modern audience (on the off chance that there’s someone alive who hasn’t seen the Wizard of Oz) all within the scope of one sentence.
In my fevered state of course I had to try my hand at a few similar snippets for one of my books as well.
Ash of Ambitions
Innocent woman gets caught up in the sinister machinations of a murderous family’s plots.
Sweet loner has unwanted guests suddenly heaped upon her. Body count rises.
Well that was fun. Got any sassy little blurbs of your own to share? Go ahead and post ’em in the comments.
If you signed up for email alerts you already know this but for the rest of you, I went ahead and released “Toxic Ash,” updated the blog, Facebook and all the relevant hoodads – and then just because I wasn’t feeling like enough of an over achiever I went ahead and made this:
Happy First Friday everyone! As promised today I’m giving away free copies of “Ash of Ambitions” on Amazon and as a bonus there’s a preview of book 2 in the Eldritch Elysium series, “Toxic Ash,” included! Keep an eye out here for the release of “Toxic Ash” coming soon or sign up for email alerts on my releases below.
The world is a place full of secrets…
Ash is a keeper of secrets, a Cleaner, and she’s very good at her job. So good, she’s about to be pulled deeper into a world of mystery and darkness than she ever wanted to go and just her luck, it looks like her baby sister is going to be coming along for the ride.
Sometimes the secrets that are kept from you – are the only things keeping you safe.
Happy First Friday everyone! As promised today I’m giving away free copies of “Ash of Ambitions” on Amazon as part apology on the lateness of book 2 in the Eldritch Elysium series, “Toxic Ash.” Keep an eye out here for the release of another freebie sometime this month or sign up for an email alert below.