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Author Blog Challenge – Writing Prompt #18

Time to welcome back Sonja Haller after her recent family trip to The Happiest Place on Earth. Hope you and the kiddos had a great time!

Also, we want to give a HUGE shoutout to Tyler Hurst who has been working his

This is me reading Tyler’s posts. Teeth just disappear!

ass off the last few days to catch up on about 10 days’ worth of posts. He’s very funny in a sardonic sort of way. Read his posts – they made me laugh out loud!

Speaking of reading posts, have you ever wondered what makes people choose yours from a Facebook feed of, say, 30 posts? NUMBER 1 is the headline, because it’s in bold and provides a link to the post itself. But it’s also the message you include with the post. Chazz Chute drew me in and moved up on the Recap list with this note about his most recent post:

Wow. I made it. I’m kind of wiped out after the trials of the day, but the news was so great, how could I miss writing for the Author Blog Challenge tonight of all nights? A quick note on…ta-da!


The Day 15 prompt was about interviewing an avid reader. Even if you didn’t do it for the Blog Challenge, I encourage you to follow up on this activity. It may open your eyes to considerations as an author that had never occurred to you before. Click here for Day 15 Recaps.


If you’d like to see ALL the writing prompts that have been released to date, please visit the PROMPTS page.


Winner for Day 15 – Dee Ankary. She wins a gift from Lisa Cherry for the Day 15 donation: the eBook Beautiful Daily Affirmations – handpicked just for you…

Thanks to  Isi Dixon for the Day 16 donation! It is the eBook: Get Twice as Much Done in Half the Time – 10 Productivity Strategies for Your Office.


Onward we go with the 18th writing prompt of the challenge…

Who did/could you ask to write a blurb for your book? Why that person/people? How did/will you go about reaching them?

Writing Prompt #17:

Describe the market for your book – to the tiniest detail (e.g., childless divorced women past age 50 who want to remarry). Why that demographic? How do you connect with them to market to them?

Writing Prompt #16:

Did you publish your book as a traditionally printed book, an eBook, or both? How did you come to your decision? Which company(ies) did you use for printing and distribution? How did you select them?

Let the blogging continue!

Laura & Marcie


The Author Blog Challenge is hosted by Laura Orsini and her alter ego, Marcie Brock, of the Marcie Brock – Book Marketing Maven blog. Please visit Marcie’s blog for loads of great info about low- to no-cost methods of marketing for self-publishing authors.