If you’ve always dreamed of writing a book but can’t seem to get so much as a single sentence on paper without throwing up your hands and scurrying off to seek solace in a whiskey sour, have we got news for you.
Blurb! hosts Sally Shields and Dr. Kent have selected Charles Jacobs‘ The Writer Within You: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing and Publishing In Your Retirement Years as Blurb! Book of the Week.
This 344-page how-to provides “all the basics you need to successfully write, publish and market your book.”
And who better to chart such territory than Charles?
The now-retired Columbia Journalism School grad, who lives in Woodcliff Lake, N.J., has written for such periodicals as the Los Angles Times and New York Times, and has worked as editor-in-chief of Travel World International and Focus magazines.
He has also served as publisher of the North Jersey Herald & News, and published a novel titled Blood Bond.
Every Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET, Sally and Dr. Kent review not books themselves but prerecorded pitches from five writers whose literary works are hot off the presses.
And each scribe gets a mere three minutes to convince the hosts that theirs is the book worth cracking. But if they succeed, they capture the coveted Book of the Week title.
That means Sally and Dr. Kent post it prominently on the Blurb! website – just as they did with Charles’ book.
To top it all off, the winning author gets a guest spot on the show, during which to pitch his or her book live to listeners worldwide.
To tune into Blurb!, click here.
To hear Charles’ winning blurbs and learn more about Blurb! – including how to submit your pitch for an upcoming show – click here.
To read more about The Writer Within You, click here.
To check out Charles’ website, click here.
To see all our Blurb! Book of the Week winners to date, click here.