I bought these cheap knock- off Voyager DVD's back in 2007 and I thought it was time that I show you these magnificent/terrible season summaries. Ever since i've bought these all my friends and I call Janeway " Precious Captain Wei!
Can anybody make any sense of this?
> Images here: https://imgur.com/a/CZk1CPN
Season 3 Blurb: Precious captain Wei is leading brave crew to come to the ear tower area of Germany from the remote outer space, when they have entereed the particle distriot of a superlight speed, the transducer has been destroyed, suffer attack of airship morly among one space breach, force fall in 29 century of the earths, have prevented a calamity ruin of solar system too; They go through hardships fly to, spend half Galaxy, dispel and withdraw and set up the majestic association of the army, find E.T. and fierce and more cruel enemy from famous celestial body, crew's life has received Venus Williams association, could they find the way to return to the earth in the... keep reading on reddit ➡
Real leader of men JDR was, someone calls your players sons of bitches and you side with that person.
This is a fairly-up-to-date picture of my shelf. For no particular reason, I have them arranged by date of manufacture (not purchase!!). Not a glamorous pic — I have limited space.
But I go into detail on my blog, with a little discussion of what I see in each one and what it means to me.
Props to those of you already teaching, or those finishing up the summer term grading. I am playing the tetris game of assembling my assortment of assignments and exercises into my online classes for September and would love some new blurbs for the syllabus and the online modules.
What's your best anti-plagiarism paragraph?
How about your explanation of grade-grubbing policy (snark-not-snark)?
What else has served you well in the past?
Last year I trimmed my syllabus bonus pages a bit, but having just read the comment "and your reading quizzes are too hard because I didn't buy the textbook" with respects to the OPEN BOOK quizzes I give, I feel the need to crank this baby back up to 15 pages.
Zach Lowe has a new piece out on his most intriguing lineups of the restart. you can read it here. the sixers are the first team on his list
I couldn’t figure out how to get the videos Zach linked onto reddit so if you want to see them click on the link
Shake Milton (!), Josh Richardson, Ben Simmons, Tobias Harris, Joel Embiid: 0 minutes.
Just when I think I'm out, the Sixers -- my preseason pick to make the NBA Finals, my siren song -- pull me back in. Philly experimented with Al Horford as sixth man before Simmons injured his back. The Sixers liked what they saw -- including a Feb. 11 home win (because Philly only wins at home) over the Clippers that was one of the most intense and well-played games leaguewide all season.
The Sixers are minus-9 with Simmons, Horford, and Embiid together, and their offense has disintegrated. Their now-mothballed starting five has scor... keep reading on reddit ➡
If you are having trouble writing blurbs and want a free critique, make sure to post in r/blurb_help. The sub is weirdly quiet, considering how many authors there are on reddit. It has helped me in the past and I especially recommend it for people publishing their first books.
A few months ago I finished my first book and posted a help topic here on the blurb, and you guys gave some great advice, really improved it and made it tighter. Well I wrote a sequel, so I'm back!
This is the first draft of the blurb, so I know it probably needs a lot of work. Also, I found this one a bit harder to write, I think because it's just harder to pin down the amount of information you want to give in a sequel instead of a first book where everything is a clean slate. I want it to still be enticing to a new reader who may go back and check out the first book, you know? Also, I'm not sure about that last paragraph/sentence where it mentions the book is part of a series. I snuck it in there, because I wanted to make sure any potential readers know it's a book two, but I dunno if it's a good idea.
Six months after helping win a bloody revolution, mercenary pair Victoria Belltower and Samantha Redwyne find themselves on the road, working freelance. But old ties are hard... keep reading on reddit ➡
The head butler looked alternately at the World Disaster, then at the World Champion.
"I see. Then please excuse me, Lord Touch Me. Lord Ulbert."
Sebas bowed deeply and left.
"Really now... It seems that your creation takes after you in many ways, Touch-san."
"Strong, dutiful, dignified, carrying a strong sense of justice... but in the end, what does that really amount to? One order from us and he'll commit any atrocity we ask of him; burn down villages, slaughter families, and even turn against his own comrades."
At this, Ulbert Alain Odle gazed meaningfully at Touch Me from the corner of his eye.
"He really is the spitting image of you, isn't he?"
Just a bit of an interaction I wanted to get off my mind, seeing as I'm not skilled enough to make anything of it.
My fic has been up almost 2 months now, and I'm pretty pleased with all the positive feedback I've received. However, I have a feeling my blurb isn't intriguing enough and it's keeping readers from engaging. For the life of me, I cannot figure out how to improve it without giving away the story.
Any tips, tricks, or ideas for creating an interesting summary that will catch the attention of prospective readers without spoiling the story? What's worked, and what hasn't, for you?
For those who want to see what I'm currently working with, you can do so here.
Here's the blurb, and a pretty exciting quote by Kelce:
> It's not easy to impress your teammates during a walk-through, but Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders has pulled off the feat. Sanders' focus on adding strength this offseason has not slowed him down a lick, according to center Jason Kelce.
> "He's still blazing fast, man. We were all commenting yesterday: We were putting in some protections where he was releasing on some routes, and the fluidity he is able to run routes with is just kind of mind-blowing to watch, even in something as small as a walk-through," Kelce said. "If he has added weight, I assure you it has not taken away from his explosiveness." -- Tim McManus
Also, I'm not sure if ESPN knows that I'm an Eagles fan and autogenerated a headline for me, or if Sanders just got a kinda random shoutout, but this is the headline of the "around the league" type article that this quote is from:
> Best of Tuesday at NFL training camps: Teams ramp up w... keep reading on reddit ➡
80-Page NFL Report Consisting of 180 Separate Player Blurbs with 2020 Fantasy Football Projections and Draft Strategy Guide (free)
This is an 80-page article that I wrote for FREE and it took me six weeks to finish. It is basically for Twitter and Reddit communities because of your insane amount of support over the last six weeks as I've tried to go full-time. I hope it helps you all in your fantasy football research.
180-players filled with comprehensive notes
Full 2020 Fantasy Football projections
2020 Fantasy Football Strategy Guide
Hey all! I was hoping i could get some feedback on the blurb I wrote for my mostly finished novel. I am aware I need to work on characters being introduced like a list, and that Linna's introduction seems unimportant.
Here's the blurb:
Ethan doesn’t have a heart. Machinery and a ball of fading energy are the only two things keeping him alive, but he’s running out of time. Jasper, a foul mouthed gremlin with the power to destroy a city with a glance, refuses to let Ethan die.
Ethan’s only hope lays in the very artifact that nearly killed him in the first place: the Everflame. The key to the Everflame is just one quick job away, but Fate has other plans. A surprise attack thrusts Linna, a young woman traveling with Ethan and Jasper, into a world of madmen. Their strength is limited only by their conviction, and everyone’s a zealot.
Jasper’s a horrible teacher, but he’s all Linna has. As they scramble to reach the Everflame in time, an old friend with an insatiable grudge against E... keep reading on reddit ➡
In the first few chapters, we see an epic world revealed under attack by the devil and its magic ring and then a dancing beatnik shows up who sings to the trees and is stronger than the devil.
Hello, my new book is coming out this month and I'd love a little help with the blurb.
My new boss is a jerk. A hot billionaire-with-an-Irish-accent jerk.
My family’s latest gaming app was stolen by his company.
So, I go undercover as an intern to expose the truth.
My boss is a bad boy, but looks so good in his tailored suit.
Rumors of his criminal past are office gossip.
I go on a work trip with him and one night we cross the line.
We both have secrets, but that’s not what drives us apart.
Can we be together or do we both lose this game of love?
Thanking you in advance.
When i look for new webtoons, some have pretty weak and vague blurbs.For example, will mr x and Y reach their goal?
Im not going to waste time, i would probably skip it. Do you guys see weak blurbs as a deal breaker?
IT CAME AFTER 11PM
Malek was not interested in his parent’s death. He didn’t even come to their funerals. But, when he learned the property they left for him, he decided to visit his old village for the old time’s sake after 17 years.
He came with his wife and two children whom he loved the most.
Of course, he loved them, but that didn’t mean he will overlook their mistakes. It is always the hard way or no way, and that was what Malek believed.
Moreover, Malek was a reasonable man. He never did things without proper reasons, and he considered himself a good husband and a loving father.
Yes, once he broke his wife’s arm, but that was because she never listened to him properly. He needed his leg massage ev
Hello fellow writers, I need to improve the blurb for the book I recently put on amazon, and I would love some feedback. Right now I have this, what do you think?
"Everyday man James Locke is trying to make ends meet as he goes through hard times. After he stumbles upon a valuable object, he ends up taking a deep dive in the dark side of Davenport, Iowa. Daring heists, government agencies, big pharma, a haunted past, James Locke can only rely on his wits, instinct and skills to escape this DEAD LOCKE."
Thanks in advance
THE PRINCE'S BODYGUARD
Once, the Quell family fell from grace. Now their lone heiress walks the world, a sword-for-hire, a no-one. Then, one day, Wellnia Quell witnesses the death of a king, the murder of a queen, and narrowly rescues a prince from the clutches of a mysterious enemy.
Navigating a world she barely knows, Quell ventures to get the prince to safety. Hunted by an unkown enemy wielding black magic, and treading a political world that killed those she loves, she will be forced to give everything in protection of the royal family that put her own to death.
All of this for a boy. To make things worse, the boy might not be telling her everything...
I'm really considering changing the title, probably 'The Tale of Quell and Rain', Rain being the name the prince takes as part of the endeavor to not get recognised.
Edit: ok guys! I heard your feedback. I'll definitely work in thebtitle6and the blurb. The new title is 'Quell and Rain', if you are curious.
I just want to put this here because the new blurb finally confirms something. We finally know who our two major groups will be for this book. The first will obviously be Adolin and Shallan since they are going into Shadesmar together to recruit new honorspren. And the other group will probably consist of Venli (if she’s not on her own for most of the book), Kaladin, and a wild card. I don’t want to say Dalinar because I think he will take a major backseat from all the action and stuff in this book. It also can’t be Szeth because we already know he gets very few chapters to himself in this book. Maybe Navani? Since a big part of this book is a magical arms race and it’s hinted that Urithiru will be reawakened. Which in my mind pretty much confirms it will happen in this book. I would also like to mention one complaint I have about the blurb. It states that the arms race will test the Radiants’ oaths. And I don’t like that. We already had that issue pervading throughout the background o... keep reading on reddit ➡
The country of Ettelinya is trying to kill its citizens. It hurls towering walls of Radiation Waves through its cities, and a group of heroes called Rad Shielders must use their mastery over electromagnetism to shield civilians. Rally is a Shielder-trainee dying to graduate and join the force. It’s the only way to protect heroes like his father. Or is it?
He finds a forbidden shield-enhancement drug. He and his friends test it, and it drives their powers wild. They blow up the lab, resulting in threat of expulsion and imprisonment. Now, Rally might lose his chance to protect his father altogether. Rad Shielders are in short supply, so the university gives Rally and the gang a chance at redemption: complete the graduation exam, a mission in dangerous territory against Rad Waves. The trouble is, they’re still novices!
His friends stew, but Rally only hears that he can graduate. What he misses is that there’s more to this get-out-of-jail mission, and that the drug has plunged him into... keep reading on reddit ➡
Is it allowed on Amazon, or in general to say something like:
"Fans of C.S. Lewis and Neil Gaiman will love this book"
on the blurb/ back cover description?
I've written two separate blurbs here and am looking for opinions on them both. Which do you like better? Or, do you think they could both be better?
Book Title --- DRUID: LOST IN TIME
Genre --- Fantasy (Spiritual)
Haunted by the history of his past, young Quinn has become captured by the demons that were born from it. They've been entrapped by his mind, and just when all freedom seems lost, he's forced to the brink of an otherworldly existence. Now with only two choices at hand, Quinn must decide, whether or not, if he's willing to take a leap of faith.
Upon entering an alternate world of the first-century, Quinn is now being led through time towards an ancient Druid warrior. This old man reveals and reflects the unseen ways of life. He demonstrates an unnatural connection with existence and surfaces the power that it holds. The magic of this new world is prepared to finally give Quinn his freedom, but it comes at a cost. He must face the d... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi! I am seeking general feedback on the blurb for my upcoming release, which is a grimdark novella about a sea otter set in a sort of cultural bronze age of the whales and dolphins. I will most likely self-publish it or offer it for free through my website as a first ”single” for the larger novel project/world (I have a novel almost done, and several short stories in the pipeline).
Title: Oyster’s Scream
In a world without man, the oceans teem with life... And death.
It is the dawn of the Age of Whales, and the coast is alive with the sermons of blubber and the toil of fins. Wary after past predation on their kind, the otters of the verdant Squidwood live out their lives in the shadow of the dreadwhales, godlike predator-lords of the Scaled Sea. When a wanton male otter commits blood treason against the porpoises of the Gullclans, their fury threatens to drown all of the Squidwood, in defiance of the Skinsong, an ancient law written in scars across zealous whale flesh.
But the por... keep reading on reddit ➡
Basically my book is a re-telling of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park but the words for the blurb aren't coming to me. Can someone help me fix it?
Elle has a problem. She loves her best friend Nate. But Nate loves Sophia. Elle doesn’t like Sophia, but Sophia’s brother, Tucker, really likes Elle.
Despite Tucker being the worst kind of boy Elle can think of—the determined flirt—Tucker is slowly winning Elle over.
Meanwhile, Nate’s relationship collapses and Nate wants more than to have his best friend back, and suddenly the lines between friendship and love blur. Elle has to decide what is best for her—the comfortable best friend, Nate, or Tucker, the exciting and unexpected suitor.
I honestly can actually remember what made it anomalous, just that it was a website with pictures of people’s pets. The end of it was scolding the researcher who blended a dog in SCP-1459.
Hi all, I’ve put together a blurb for the novel below, and what better place to seek honest reviews than this subreddit!
All feedback is good feedback, any and all suggestions are welcome!
In an event known as 'The Fracturing', the great spire at the heart of the realm was sundered, shattering the Old World.
The Shard, a source of otherwordly power and blood of the realm brought it down.
The Akviran Free States, nations torn apart by the teeth of warfare Jean De Berger and his ward Xavier Varre are travelling plague doctors aiding those in need - for a fee.
But when they meet a girl bedridden by a mysterious illness, they are reminded in this world of power nothing is clear cut.
The pair soon learn that time is not their ally, and what they uncover could see the New World meet a fate just like that of the old.
I've been reading Ted Chiang's Exhalation; my Picador edition has a cover blurb by Barack Obama, which made me think about the fact that so does my copy of the third Three-Body novel, Death's End. Can anyone think of / does anyone know of any other sf novels that have cover blurbs by presidents? Did George W. really like Dune? Was Ronald Reagan a big E.E. "Doc" Smith fan? (I do know JFK included From Russia, with Love in his top ten books, and I assume that was once used on a cover blurb somewhere, but Bond isn't really sf.)
I've been poking around on LibraryThing's "blurber" search and not turned up anything thus far, but that depends on someone having entered the data to begin with. Any other world leaders would be interesting too!
I’ve been trying to find a book but I can’t seem to so I thought I’d search it here. Basically the plot is this woman or girl is supposedly murdered but isn’t and so the main character can shapeshift into the girl to try and catch her killer. The book starts with her in a tank of water and shapeshifts into a thinner girl to escape. Please help!
Back in the 90s in England, while I was becoming a huge Pratchett fan, there was always a series of books near his in the chain bookstores that had strange titles, lurid eye-catching artwork and surreal blurbs on the back.
The titles always seemed to be plays on common phrases like "The Four Milkmen of the Apocalypse" or "The Seven Deadly Bunnies" or whatever. I dismissed them as being very "lol, im sooo random" but it bugs me that I can't remember anything else, like an actual title or the author's name. I recall there seemed to be many entries in the series.
Cerylia's whole world has come crashing down--again. After her adopted mother, the Faerie Queen, is murdered and a precious artifact stolen after an attack on the capital, she is forced to leave to prove her innocence and avenge her death. The world she lives in constantly serves to test her faith and her own strength as she struggles to gain the trust of her unwilling traveling companion and keep both of them alive long enough to uncover a plot that threatens to upend their whole world.
If you would like not like to continue, please tell me why if you can pinpoint it.
If you would like to continue, my prologue through chapter 2 is ready for beta reading but it is over 6k words so I can't post it here.
Towering walls of golden radiation sweep across the nation of Ettelinya. Heroes called Rad Shielders harness the force of electromagnetism to shield cities from the scourge. Rally, a Shielder-in-training, lives in constant fear of his father dying in service. So, when he finds a forbidden shield enhancement drug on campus, he takes it for a spin.
It ends with a blown-up laboratory and a university that wants him gone. Either he goes to prison, or passes the graduation exam early and joins the dwindling ranks of Rad Shielders. Too simple a choice, but can Rally pass an exam which pits him against the same deadly radiation that kills professionals? Further, can he do it while navigating the underworld of drug lords and killers that he stumbled into?
If you think of “Jerry Seinfeld” in maybe more of a specialized way... He does appear multiple times in Bleeding Edge
The character Reg Despard IS Jerry Seinfeld.
Reg gets high praise by a professor for his bootlegging ways. Jerry gets the same praise from a criminal movie pirate named Brody in The Little Kicks (Episode 4, Season 8 )
One of Jerry’s nicknames on the show is just “Jer”. Elaine calls him that sometimes. Spell it backwards: Rej
The ‘unscheduled guest appearance’ mentioned in the promo blurb corresponds to Reg’s debut in the book: Having shown up at Maxine’s job unannounced - without an appointment.
Aspects of the scene from BE in which Horst gobbles the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream are lifted directly from the part of the episode in which Kramer is eating Jerry’s Healthy Choice ice cream right out of the container.
Of course, the Ben & “Jerry’s” ice cream is another ‘cameo’ of Jerry Seinfeld (Note the apostrophe indicating ownership)
In that case, could the “Ben... keep reading on reddit ➡
I published my first book on July 7, 2020. Since that time, I have been marketing with Amazon. I have had a TON of clicks on my ads (and my bank account has cried out in pain), but very few of those have converted into sales. After looking at a few factors, I have pinpointed my blurb as my primary issue.
Before publication, I paid a marketing professional from Reedsy to write my blurb. I was never really pleased with it, but I figured she knew what she was doing from a marketing perspective--an area in which I'm woefully uninformed. So I rode with it up until about last week, where I decided to do some research and write the dang thing myself to see if that changed sales at all!
So! Below are the two blurbs. I won't tell you which I wrote and which she wrote. I am requesting two things from you. 1) Pick your favorite of the two. 2) Critique your favorite until it bleeds. If mine isn't chosen as favorite or if it is chosen and is ripped apart, all the better. I'm not... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hey y'all, poke and prod my blurb for my adult fantasy manuscript (second draft complete ATM, if you're interested in a beta read, hit up my DMs).
Nyssa Blacksea possesses no magick, a fact her guildmates chastised her for mercilessly as a child and others refuse to let her forget as an adult. To many, she is anathema to centuries-old laws and a stain they wish to erase. Despite this, Nyssa is loyal to her guild, upholding her oath to protect her nation.
When Nyssa, her friend Athen, and a naive adept named Aryis are tasked with bringing a runaway back to the secretive Eagle’s Keep guild, they quickly find that their fugitive, Quinn, is a frustrating, obstinate woman determined not to be forced back into a life of solitude and fear.
The ‘easy’ assignment goes sideways from the first punch Quinn throws at Aryis. Quinn bucks against her guild obligations, and challenges Nyssa to question her own beliefs. As the foursome reckons with pirates, inhuman attacks, and the burden... keep reading on reddit ➡
Basically, after assigning a system based on each team's ease of getting into the playoffs, he said New Orleans has the best shot to knock off the Grizzlies (no argument here), what with a really weak schedule and Zion.
But he thinks Sacramento has the best chance other than New Orleans, citing those two Kings/Pels games on the schedule:
>Those two Sacramento games mean the Kings (21 points) are likely the one squad with a realistic chance to keep the Pelicans out of a play-in. If they win both of these games they will own the tie-break over New Orleans and have two games in hand, and given that the Kings have three other soft games on the schedule (Spurs, Nets and Magic), it stands to reason they could hold New Orleans off.
>But if they don’t sweep the two against New Orleans, they lose the tie-break and are at a major schedule disadvantage across the other seven games, meaning it’s likely curtains.
Here is my re-work from like a month back. I hope it sounds catchy.
It’s not the 1930s you remember. Trench fighting of ‘The Great War’ has raged on for decades. During the carnage of a German/Russian counter-offensive, Pvt. Pepper witnessed the slaughter of his comrades. When death presses in on him, he is saved by a mysterious Knight with a magical shield.
Soon after Pepper finds himself alongside two squires Jonas and Sylvia led by the Knight, Lady Therese. What should be a reprieve from death has its own cruel price with the Order fighting terrifying monsters of lore, a psychotic former member with a grudge, and trying to stop a war that has consumed the world for too long.
Is the Order a blessing or a curse? Will they be Pepper's salvation or lead him into damnation? Their allies don’t make that a straightforward question, nor does having Sylvia around. Pepper is left to figure it out before it costs him more than he knows he has.
My preferred pattern of effort for self care is one-time or spaced-out investments of time/resources so that I can be truly effortless and worry-free most of the time. As they say, "Ten minutes of planning can save you an hour of work." I believe this is right for almost everyone, because consistent effort is very very hard to maintain, especially with how unpredictable life can be. Most women who struggle with being "put together" have a tough time because their self care pattern requires daily vigilance and effort and thought. For example, people who regularly find themselves with "nothing to wear" really have a problem with unplanned and disorganized closets. If it takes you active effort to find clothes that are flattering and comfortable, you will end up wearing something subpar 6/7 days of the week.
TLDR: If you find yourself put together less often than you would like, examine the pattern of effort your self care requires. By being resourceful and creative, you will be able... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi everyone, I would appreciate some critique on the blurb for my dark fantasy book.
If the world calls you a monster, is that all you can be?
To become a sorceress requires one to pray at the altar of the God of Sin. Yet when Aelith Sennara discovers she is a sorceress without having done such a thing, she must confront the fact that everything she has learnt is a lie.
Forced to flee her home, Aelith is offered shelter and training by a mysterious cabal. However, she finds that the cabal’s protection comes at a cost – murder, treachery and deception. But what choice has she when the only alternative for her is to be hunted down and killed?
Can Aelith find it within herself to do what the cabal asks? Will she become the monster society brands all sorcerers as and prove their words true?
If the world calls you a monster, is that all you can be?
For thousands of years, the words of the Gods have been clear. To become a sorceress requires one to pray... keep reading on reddit ➡
“The Killers were already in town, working on their new album at Prairie Sun, and they wanted to do this,” Rennick said of the new video.
An NBC crew came to the Cotati studio for a two hour-session June 28 to record Killers lead singer Brandon Flowers performing an updated version of the band’s 2019 single “Land of the Free.”
“I thought it was the most socially courageous comment,” Rennick said. “We’re proud that Prairie Sun was featured.”
Aeons once ruled the world with a power called Ethermancy. They reigned for centuries until a human faction called the Templars overthrew them. Now, their empire lays in ruin and the surviving Aeons hide in every corner of the world.
Nahlia is a librarian’s apprentice who’s obsessed with Aeon lore. She'd read about their powers, but she never imagined she would wield them.
But when the Templars attack her family, Nahlia is forced to infiltrate a secret academy and rise beyond everything she’s ever known.
I just finished reading chapter 6 from today's drop, and was looking for a good Peace Talks blurb online to send my mom to get her hype for next week. She didn't want to read the chapters in advance and hates spoilers.
I found this blurb by clicking on the google books link. While I had surmised most of this for myself as a lover of spoilers/someone who has been reading every piece of Dresdenverse provided in the ramp up to next week, even I was surprised by how much was in there. Brings a lot more context to the trailer.
Stay wary, non-spoiler friends!
Ps...I love how the reviewer seems so keen on calling out how us "die hard fans" may not like how the book reads as a prologue to the next installment. Stop saying "die hard fans" if you arent like, a fan enough to know the other half comes out in September lol
Here's the link, looks like clicking on the full blurb from Google Books brings you to Publishers Weekly:
This is the current version of my WIP's blurb. All feedback is welcome. Based on this alone, would you flip to page one? Or put the book down? Thanks!
"Prince Kane Eltor, famed paladin and son to the greatest hero Tavarus has ever known, is a fraud. Throughout the kingdom, his people worship him as their promised savior, but in reality, Kane paid for his supposed triumphs in the lives of his fellow warriors. He dares not shatter this illusion, for his people are in desperate need of hope.
Smoke is rising in the West. Vincent Maslyn, king of Ber, has summoned a horrifying darkness from the abyss, and he plans to attain godhood by spilling Kane's righteous blood and every innocent soul in Tavarus. With the aid of his veteran captain who must never know his secret, a deadly foreign wizard driven by a death wish, and a brilliant but possibly psychotic dwarf, Kane must find a way to hold the border against the growing horde of goblins and fiends. Only by accepting the grim truth of his... keep reading on reddit ➡
Turning gears in my head, innocence lost, used to get tucked into bed and Christmas wasn't dead. highschool friends went off to college, got a one bedroom apartment, got laid off cuz of the damn virus. Keeping up with bills can't indulge in thrills. Girlfriends up north for a few weeks, sitting in this room feeling fucking lonely. Read all the books I have inside this place even read cook books, I tried to bake. Car impounded, can't afford that shit guess I'll walk, 6 miles in I miss my friends. I coulda went to college wait no fuck that woulda burnt a hole in my wallet. I need help mentally, my guns looking good to me. I'm up shits Creek and I don't wanna keep swimming. My cat died I don't have the drive to cry I feel empty can't wait for my girl to come back and be here with me.
So, I'm new here and somewhat new to the world of self-publishing as well. I have a new novella releasing on Kindle this month and I am currently going with the following blurb. Would love some feedback. Thanks in advance.
You cried with Hachiko. You got spooked and then laughed it off with Scooby Doo. And you fell in love with John Grogan's incorrigible Marley. But you have yet to meet a dog quite like Super Bu ♥.
After years of arguments on the matter, the Bera family has finally decided to bring home a dog.
✓ Ajay has wanted a dog since he was a child. He has fantasized about every version of his future life around them.
✓ His brother, Arun, would love to get a dog as much but doesn't mind not having to clean up after one.
✓ Ajit, their father, also wants to get a dog. He just wants to feel the love of a dog again, like he used to when he was a child.
⚠ Barnali, Ajit's wife, loathes the idea of having a dog in the house. She spent her childhood praying... keep reading on reddit ➡
In similar vein to how Guy Gavriel Kay creates historical fantasy worlds (think Lions of Al-Rassan), I've created a fantasy world that is an analog to the geopolitical situation during the first crusade -- except the gods are real and are actively inciting humans to war. I've also added gunpowder as a juxtaposition to magic, where human ingenuity and invention can sometimes equal the magical powers given to certain individuals by demigods.
What do you guys think of east vs west stories, or stories that portray a "clash of civilizations" (I'm not a fan of this term, but it's not entirely useless) or religious warfare, where the religions and countries involved resemble real life ones? I think Guy Gavriel Kay did it quite tastefully in Lions of Al-Rassan because he researched the subject thoroughly and didn't describe any religion or civilization as objectively superior, morally or otherwise. I'm a huge Middle Eastern history nerd so it's something I love to write about in my fiction,... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am having a love affair with suicide. It crawls around my head and whispers its seduction in my ear; hot and heavy breath sharp with blood and sex. It is always near me. It coils inside my skull like a snake and sleeps until I am not listening for its hiss. It kisses my mouth with spit that tastes like cigarettes and whiskey.
I feel alone. I do not know if I truly am.... or if it is all an illusion. A smokescreen blinding me from others. Suicide is starting to look like a door.
I do not want to die. I just don’t want to live. Not in this here, not in this now.
Maybe if I could close my eyes and wake up in another body. In a body that doesn’t feel like I’m sewn inside an ill fitting suit. The stitches feel too tight and the fabric is too hot. Sometimes I want to peel it back with a knife.
I am not sure how things work anymore. I feel like legion. There are too many people inside my suit. I just want to feel normal. I tell myself maybe this is normal.
Caught a news piece that boot camp has had about 500 cases but most are symptom free.
The CG claimed he has everyone social distancing and wearing masks.
I don't believe this for three reasons: 1. The media gets a lot of things wrong about the military, 2. I went to boot camp and structurally the process wouldn't allow that while training, eating, running, and living in the bays. 3. I question anything a general officer says publicly.
Anyone know what is really going on?
Hello people of the page,
I am a 24 year old female writer who has just recently found back to her love of fanfiction.
In this reignited love-affair I am currently updating about twice a week on fanfiction.net. The story is a FFVII fanfiction and follows along the main story line - my main idea was to add more "cutscenes" to the game, because I really enjoyed the tension building in these cute little side scenes between the characters and there sometimes pricklingly hot dynamic.
I don't mean to brag and I also know it's a decently big fandom but I get reviews within hours of updating and the people seem to really gush that they were suprised by the quality of the upload. I take my time to build upon the characters as they truly are and get creative with my little cutscenes. Slowly I am incorporating my own subsubplot into these, explaining certain plotholes in the game itself and show new sides to the characters. The people really seem to like it and fo... keep reading on reddit ➡
Was just hoping for a critique of my blurb. The book is called Broken Kingdom: The Forsaken God.
Thanks for taking a look!
Humankind has been all but annihilated. The Death God, Matar, rampages across the land of Terra leaving a trail of corpses in his wake. Rollin, the last living hero, leads his soldiers in an increasingly desperate battle for humanity's survival.
With so much at stake Rollin is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure victory, but at what point is the cost too high?
Rollin has been fighting for so long, he isn't sure where the line is anymore. In the face of extinction the cause of survival seems so much more important than his morals. Will he be able to find his way when the path is drenched in so much blood?
Cole Lives in blissful ignorance with his family far from the fighting that has ravaged Terra until meeting a stranger who thrusts the weight of the world upon his shoulders.
Terran deities push him along the path of their own machinatio... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hehe, so I wrote a mini blurb
Just gonna drop this here--
And there we go--okei, Imma crawl back into my cave
BACK AGAIN! Because I wrote two actually--
So here yah go!
Enjoy ~ (okei I go crawl into my cave again)
(also go follow @//oceans_rebirth on insta) OKAY BYE and remember to hydrate
I wander through used bookstores a lot, and have occasionally stumbled upon some fairly old books where the title might not even be on the cover. Meanwhile, the books I have on my shelf all include not only a lengthy description either on the back cover or inside jacket, but there are also a couple positive remarks left by other noteworthy authors or periodicals. When did this change occur, and what might've spurred such a thing?
I would love some feedback. Especially if it is constructive. :)
Outside of the walled and gated Port Cities, the women of Surset rule. At least, the Priestesses let them think so.
Inside the Port Cities, no one knows. They won’t let anyone inside.
The Andran Company takes a detour from their charter contracts when their resident priestess receives a Call. Another spoiled princess needs an Oracle Root Tea Ceremony to find the perfect consort.
The Company thought this was going to be a luxury vacation; relaxed and entertained by a royal courtship, but when legends and intrigue collide, they are confronted with a deadly conspiracy that threatens the foundation of their society… And maybe the princess’ engagement party.
This first in series, science fantasy romantic adventure will introduce you to a world that has forgotten its past even as it reaches for its future.
The women of Surset run the world.
~~Along with the Monks who teach the children in their monastery... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hey all, I just submitted my blurb and figured it'd be fun to share it and see what the community at large thinks. For those who are unaware of it, the event is on the front page of the subreddit and can be found here.
Without further ado, Realm of the Mad God: The First Nexus
The Realms are plagued by terrors unimaginable. Its people, reduced to flitting about, isolated amongst themselves and scrounging for scraps as they flee from monsters seeking to kill them, consume them, or enslave them. Orchestrating it all is the Mad God Oryx, a beastly warrior from a disgraced island kingdom who has risen to impossible power and near invincibility through his deals with heralds of the dark. Having crushed kingdoms far and wide in his universe-wide conquest, him and his ghastly lieutenants gorge themselves on the fruits of the Realms, paying tribute to one law only: the strong take from the weak.... keep reading on reddit ➡
And NO SPOILERS for seasons that follow in the comments please! (both champions and contenders and all stars), haven't seen them yet.
The residual hype from WaW was enough of a push to try SurvivorAu.
I enjoyed it so much omg. It's full of enjoyable characters that also seem to be having fun with very rare bitterness. I have been fan casting all stars as I go. There are 6 I feel should be a lock for all stars and another 7 I wouldn't mind having back.
(My other two favourite newbie casts are DvG and Cagayan) (hon. mentions to China, Cook Islands, and Kaoh Rong).
The edit! I don't really do proper edgic but I feel like I have been subconsciously trained to watch the edit for common things (motivation, viewpoint, confessionals, etc.). While I felt a third of the cast had you-are-definitely-not-winning edits the rest were all fair game and a lot of boots got really well defined exposure. People with super negative edits would also get really positive episodes and vice-versa so everyo... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi all, I'm looking for feedback on the blurb below. I'm thinking this is the kinda back cover/inside page/advertising for playtesters type info. Does it say everything you'd expect? Is it too long/short? What should I keep/cut/add? Thanks all, Tanya.
In Time of Tribes players create an entire tribe each. These tribes are thrust into a struggle between authoritarianism and freedom. The game forces difficult decisions about how tribes hold power and how they treat the land. It is set in a celtic fantasy take on the Spanish revolution or Annares from The Dispossessed. Anarcho-Communist Celts vs Fascist Fomori.
Updated Blurb Based on Everyone's Feedback:
Like most fifteen-year-olds, Kire enjoys gravityball, starship simulators, and pranking his little sister. Unlike most fifteen-year-olds, he’s the crown prince of a small planet.
Then Devcorp arrives. The intergalactic giant has a history of ravaging worlds and assassinating stubborn rulers like his parents.
Kire’s initial plan—punching Devcorp’s ambassador in the face—might not do the trick. Perhaps the rangers could help, if his dad hadn’t shot their leader and banished them to a dragon-infested jungle.
Kire’s adventures soon lead him to a marooned space pirate and a scrappy slum girl, but not everyone is what they seem. He’ll have to stay alive—and decide who to trust—in the quest to save his homeworld from Devcorp’s jaws.
Thanks for the feedback and help! If you have comments on this revised blurb I'd appreciate that too :)
I had to go digging on their website to find even the mention of a Peter Koops. Did he get cancelled? Was he a fake character the company made up for advertising that they've decided to stop using for some reason?
This thread made me think of those words in the reviews or blurbs that make you instantly buy our discard it. Words like angsty, beta hero, weltschmerz, gritty and most trigger warnings immediately have me running for the hills. Alphahole, jerk and neanderthal on the other habes are a quite good indication that I will like the book.
Related to this are the tag words on the books. If I hear about a good story but find out that it's a time travel novel, I instantly dismiss it. I admit that it's pure prejudice on my part. I feel it's too unrealistic, even though I have no problem with the herds of amazingly hot and well endowed dukes in the Regencies or the Billionaire next door trope. I used to dismiss fantasy and modern stories as well, so maybe I'll grow up enough one day to stop judging the books by their tags and tropes. 😁
What are your thoughts on this?
Posted for some blurb help a few weeks ago. Been doing some work on it to try to incorporate some of your suggestions. Below is my updated blurb. Thoughts? Here is the link to my book's page if you'd like to see the cover art.
Honest feedback and suggestions are very very welcomed! Thanks!
Now, the blurb:
Global explosions bring a fiery end to to the world as we know it. When the remnants of the government vanish and leave everyone to fend for themselves, chaos reigns.
James is a martial arts student visiting a city thousands of miles from home when disaster strikes, surrounding him with destruction and death.
Charlotte is a young woman with a troubled past and a unique way with people. When society crumbles and anarchy takes its place, her strengths become invaluable both to her and the small group of survivors she leads.
In a world where the evil become empowered and the good have their morals tested by the things the... keep reading on reddit ➡
So far that has been harder even than the dummy book I finished hahah. I want to start pitching but gosh, it can be so daunting and so discouraging. Anyone who has been there before have some pearls of wisdom they'd be willing to share?
Nightstorm City and the N-50 Riots.
Spirited and young android Remy has a fun life in a neon-ghetto metropolis built by a malevolent corporation. When the youngster is shipped to the west, he crashes into a terrifying secret that will upend everything about the company that designed him.
Along with his sister and an AI rights group, he will battle a separatist group, corporate stonewalling and the racism of the city to expose it to the world. But little do they know any action they take could destroy the city in terrifying violence.
So, they must make a choice, let suffering continue or risk war with humanity?
80-Page NFL Report Consisting of 180 Separate Player Blurbs with 2020 Fantasy Football Projections and Draft Strategy Guide (free)
This is an 80-page article that I wrote for FREE and basically for Twitter, YouTube, and Reddit communities because of your insane amount of support over the last six weeks as I've tried to go full-time. It took me six weeks to write...I am spent! I hope it helps you all in your fantasy football research.
80-pages32-teams180-players filled with comprehensive notesFull 2020 Fantasy Football projections2020 Fantasy Football Strategy Guide