I am so angry I could spit, but it’s too cold 😀
A woman I know in town who used to be a friend and a writing buddy wished to be paid for looking at the draft description (see below)
She does not belong to a writing group so is unfamiliar with the support writers freely give to one another.
I am preparing to publish a book of my short writings. It’s called The Bench. Some of you are acquainted with my work, some not so much. In either case, could you please look at my draft description (blurb) and offer any comments, and I mean any comments.
The description will be used on the book cover and for marketing.
The Bench’s 60 year history is told in six drabbles, 600 words. It’s a unique method for storytelling; hence the title of the collection.
For the imaginative reader who loves words and appreciates variety The Bench includes something for everyone whether you’re seeking the powerfully evocative, unabashedly strange or simply entertaining; perfect when taking a break on a bench or anywhere else.
You never know whom you will meet.
A man might enthrall you with his life story or a thoroughly modern vampire might regale you with his stand up comedy routine.
Cast your eyes to the garden and explore the magical colours of love between a flower and a butterfly.
Better yet, tune into the person standing just outside your peripheral vision reciting poetry and concentrate, you may hear the lingering strands of the last dance, or a symphony in words.
Original, concisely woven tales, that at the end frees your mind to conjure up its own interpretations and conclusions.
Does the description make you want to take a peek inside knowing you can do it when you have a few spare minutes?
I meet with the design team tomorrow morning.
Thank you all so much