For Writers: The Art of Blurb Writing

The Yosemite Romance Writers are offering a three-week online course for novel writers on the art of writing a blurb, with instructor Beth Fred. The cost of the The Art of Blurb Writing is $15 for Yosemite Romance Writers members, and $20 for non-members. YRW courses are open to anyone, so RWA Membership isn’t required. You may register online at the Yosemite Romance Writers’ website.

Dates: June 9-27, 2014

“This workshop will teach you to create a clear, concise summary by using the basic seven point plot system. The summary blurb can be used for a query’s synopsis paragraph or as a self-published writer’s blurb. The same system can be used before starting a project to make a strong outline that, with a little tweaking, will serve as the query or blurb later. Participants must have a strong book idea or a completed manuscript. There will be assignments each lesson, and you’ll finish the workshop with a completed blurb.”

About the Instructor

Beth Fred has a B.A. in English and is a MFA candidate at Western Connecticut State University. Her short story “The Fate Of A Marlowe Girl'” released in the fall of 2012 and the companion “The Other Marlowe Girl” released April 2013. Beth Fred’s queries have yielded a 50% full request rate. From her website:

“I’m a full time ELF keeper and part time writer/blogger/writing instructor. I’m represented by Kathleen Rushall of Marsal Lyons Literary Agency. I like my tea hot, my romance sweet, and my guys chivalrous. Real men hold open doors, refer to you as ma’am, make promises they keep, and aren’t afraid to profess their undying love. It’s not breakfast if there aren’t carbs(at least, not in the South). Fajitas, carnitas, and churros are just few of my favorite things. Bet you can’t guess where I’m from ;)”


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