STATUS: Completely slammed today so I haven’t had a chance to do anything with my trip notes.
What’s playing on the iPod right now? MONEY BURNS A HOLE IN MY POCKET by Dean Martin
So I’m going to be totally lame and let a lovely author make my point for me today. An author of mine alerted me to this post by Lauren Baratz-Logsted over at Red Room and I personally think that every author and aspiring writer cut and paste this advice into a file that you can review over and over.
There really is an art to requesting a blurb. A way of handling it professionally. A way of being gracious if a request is declined. A way of being gracious if a request is granted (goes without saying) but sure enough, one misguided author has managed to flub it completely.
So here’s the link to Lauren’s advice.
Not to mention, Red Room is a rather cool place. You might want to look around a bit. Lots of good stuff for writers on this site.