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WRITING BLURBS THAT SIZZLE--AND SELL!
BRING YOUR FICTION TO LIFE: Crafting Three-Dimensional Stories with Depth and Complexity
WRITING THE FICTION SERIES: The Guide for Novels and Novellas
FIRST DRAFT IN 30 DAYS
COHESIVE STORY BUILDING (formerly titled FROM FIRST DRAFT TO FINISHED NOVEL {A Writer's Guide to Cohesive Story Building})
THE POWER OF PROMOTIONAL GROUPS
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Writing Blurbs That Sizzle WRITING BLURBS THAT SIZZLE--AND SELL! is available now from Writers Exchange E-Publishing. Find out more here.

Savvy Authors November 28, 2018; March 2019; and September 2019, Karen Wiesner (author of Bring Your Fiction to Life: Crafting Three-Dimensional Stories with Depth and Complexity, First Draft in 30 Days, Writing the Fiction Series: The Guide for Novels and Novellas, and Cohesive Story Building) will be the featured author on the Savvy Authors Blog, talking about her upcoming “Writing Blurbs That Sizzle--and Sell!” workshop based on her new writing reference Writing Blurbs That Sizzle--and Sell! with Savvy Authors. The blog is here.

Savvy Authors December 3-9, 2018; March 4-10, 2019; and September 23-29, 2019, Karen Wiesner will be teaching a workshop titled “Writing Blurbs That Sizzle--and Sell!” based on her new writing reference Writing Blurbs That Sizzle--and Sell! with Savvy Authors https://savvyauthors.com/community/classes/writing-blurbs-that-sizzleand-sell-with-karen-wiesner.1123/.

Register: Click the “Register Now” button on the Savvy Authors course page just listed. Cost: Premium Members $25; Basic Members $30 (sign up for free membership here: https://savvyauthors.com/blog/) to qualify for the workshop. Register at least a week before the class starts to receive a discount. For the December workshop, register by November 26 and save $5. Use code BLURBS2018WIESNER at checkout!

Course description: Make your book fly off the shelves!

Are you an author who dislikes or dreads trying to write back cover blurbs for your stories, or have you started one and want help making yours sizzle with intrigue and impact?

Would you like to utilize a series blurb but you're not sure where to start in covering all the books in your series in one succinct, powerful paragraph?

Would you like to have a short, punchy version of your blurb that can be used in your marketing and author/series branding?

Are you a publisher with a stable full of books that need blurb overhauls?

Your back cover blurb can make or break sales given that it's one of the first glimpses of the story. Many readers buy based on an intriguing back cover blurb that convinces them they absolutely have to read the story inside the pages…or they simply set the book down without ever opening it. Additionally, a winning series blurb can sell not just one book but all of them in that set!

Your host for this workshop is Karen Wiesner. Let the author of the definitive guide to writing blurbs, Writing Blurbs That Sizzle--and Sell!, and the genre-diverse, award-winning writer of 130 titles, including 19 series, provide an in-depth reference to all things blurbs that may help sell your books to publishers and readers alike. Karen S. Wiesner is also the author of the bestselling First Draft in 30 Days, Bring Your Fiction to Life: Crafting Three-Dimensional Stories with Depth and Complexity, and Writing the Fiction Series: The Guide for Novels and Novellas, all available now from Writer's Digest Books. Additionally, Cohesive Story Building is available from Writers Exchange E-Publishing. Visit Karen’s website here. Karen has crafted back cover and high-concept blurbs for all of her own books and series as well as those for the stories in several award-winning anthologies. She's also evaluated, revised and crafted back cover, series, and high-concept blurbs for the entire backlist of nearly five hundred books in one publisher's catalog. She runs a blurb service for authors called Karen's Blurb Service.

Check back later for more details about the March and September 2019 workshops.

Bring Your Fiction to Life BRING YOUR FICTION TO LIFE: Crafting Three-Dimensional Stories with Depth and Complexity is now available in paperback and download from Writer’s Digest Books, Amazon.com and BN.com! Find out more here.

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WRITING BLURBS THAT SIZZLE--AND SELL!

WRITING BLURBS THAT SIZZLE--AND SELL!

by Karen S. Wiesner
Writing Reference/Nonfiction
ISBNs: 978-1-925191-65-3 (electronic); 978-1723857201 (trade paperback)
Available now

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Make your book fly off the shelves!

Are you an author who dislikes or dreads trying to write back cover blurbs for your stories, or have you started one and want help making yours sizzle with intrigue and impact?

Would you like to utilize a series blurb but you're not sure where to start in covering all the books in your series in one succinct, powerful paragraph?

Would you like to have a short, punchy version of your blurb that can be used in your marketing and author/series branding?

Are you a publisher with a stable full of books that need blurb overhauls?

Every author knows what a back cover blurb is, given its high-profile placement on the back cover of every book. At its crux, a back cover blurb strives to be a concise, breathtaking summary of the entire story that includes the major internal and external conflicts and the goals and motivations of the main character(s).

Unfortunately, crafting an effectively good back cover blurb is no easy task, and many writers outright dislike writing them or dread the process because so much is at stake if the blurb fails to engage. A sizzling back cover blurb needs to convince readers they absolutely have to read the story inside the pages…or they'll set the book down without ever opening it. Additionally, a powerful series blurb can sell not just one book but all of them in that set! High-concept blurbs are necessary in every author's marketing to provide intriguing "sound bites" for books and series'.

Writing Blurbs That Sizzle--And Sell! will teach writers and publishers:

-The basics of blurb crafting: When to write them, how long they should be, and the three types of blurbs including back cover, series, and high-concept blurbs.

-Tips and tricks for crafting blurbs including worksheets and checklists to make the process foolproof.

-Techniques in sizing blurbs for a variety of applications as well covering the timely and viable topic of branding with blurbs.

-Step-by-step, do-it-yourself exercises using published works to help you develop blurb writing, revising, and evaluating skills.

The genre-diverse, multi-award-winning author of almost 130 titles, including 19 series, provides an in-depth reference to all things blurbs that may help sell your books to publishers and readers alike. Karen Wiesner is the author of the bestselling First Draft in 30 Days, Bring Your Fiction to Life: Crafting Three-Dimensional Stories with Depth and Complexity, and Writing the Fiction Series: The Guide for Novels and Novellas, all available now from Writer's Digest Books. Additionally, Cohesive Story Building is available from Writers Exchange E-Publishing.

Karen has crafted back cover and high-concept blurbs for all of her own books and series as well as those for the stories in several award-winning anthologies. She's also evaluated, revised and crafted back cover, series, and high-concept blurbs for the entire backlist of nearly five hundred books in one publisher's catalog. She runs a blurb service for authors called Karen's Blurb Service Karen's Blurb Service, where you can find more details and gain access to a massive sampling of blurbs she's written and revised in nearly every category of fiction, nonfiction, and everything in-between. You can also find more information about signing up for her blurb workshops.

Writing Blurbs That Sizzle--And Sell! is the definitive guide on how to craft back cover, series, and high-concept blurbs!

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Bring Your Fiction to Life

BRING YOUR FICTION TO LIFE: Crafting Three-Dimensional Stories with Depth and Complexity

by Karen S. Wiesner
Writing Reference/Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781440349829 (trade paperback); 9781440349843 (PDF download)
Published by Writer’s Digest Books
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Bonus Material! Expanded Three-Dimensional Example using Full Novel of BOUND SPIRITS by Karen Wiesner

Three-Dimensional Character, Plot and Setting Sketch Worksheet Example using BOUND SPIRITS by Karen Wiesner

P/P/F Dimension Development Chart Example using BOUND SPIRITS by Karen Wiesner

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Craft a Story That Towers Above the Rest

You know it when you read it: In page after page and scene after scene, a truly engrossing novel has qualities that set it apart. Authentic characters, a well-rounded plot, and immersive settings work in harmony to create a three-dimensional experience--one you can practically step inside and explore.

But while you can recognize this work when you read it, writing it can be much more challenging. Bring Your Fiction to Life teaches you how to build a solid narrative structure and layer in lush, textured scenes to create a story that rings true. You'll learn how to:

-Master the three-dimensional aspects of characters, plots, and settings using detailed sketches that define the past, present, and future aspects of each element.

-Develop complex opening, resolution, and bridge scenes that expertly lead readers through your fictional world.

-Construct and analyze an outline for your manuscript, using tools and techniques to analyze scenes that lack dimensionality.

-Brainstorm, research, and draft efficiently and effectively, and juggle multiple projects with ease.

Packed with story-development charts, worksheets, and checklists, Bring Your Fiction to Life shows you how to craft a vivid story world that readers will instantly recognize as remarkable.

Download Printable Versions of Worksheets from Bring Your Fiction to Life

Individual (Blank and Printable) Worksheets:

Character Sketching Worksheet

Plot Sketching Worksheet

Setting Sketching Worksheet

Character Present Self Worksheet

Character Past Self Worksheet

Character Future Self Worksheet

Opening Scene Worksheet

Bridge Scene Worksheet

Resolution Scene Worksheet

Back Cover Blurb Worksheet

PPF Dimension Development Chart

Cohesion Checklist

Scene Template

Project Goals Worksheet

Yearly Goals Worksheet

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Writing the Fiction Series

WRITING THE FICTION SERIES:
The Guide for Novels and Novellas

by Karen S. Wiesner
Writing Reference/Nonfiction
ISBN: 978-1599636900 (trade paperback)
Also available as a download
Published by Writer’s Digest Books
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Read in-depth interviews with series authors.

The definitive guide to crafting a series!

From the Hunger Games Trilogy to the Jack Reacher series, from Harry Potter to Harry Dresden, there's no denying that writers--and readers--have caught series fever. But if you're contemplating writing a series, there are plenty of considerations you'll need to make first. Writing the Fiction Series is the complete guide to ensuring your series stays hot after the first, fourth, or even fifteenth book.

Inside, you'll learn how to:

  • Write a series that captures the hearts of readers and stands out in a sea of competition.

  • Find the focus of your series, develop your idea, and plan ahead.

  • Hone in on the two most important aspects of series writing: characters and consistency.

  • Utilize a variety of series organization techniques, complete with downloadable worksheets and checklists.

  • Market your series effectively and increase your sales.

With insights from nearly 100 series authors and publishers, as well as Grow Your Series Muscles" exercises, Writing the Fiction Series is the only book you'll need to write a series that sizzles.

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First Draft in 30 Days FIRST DRAFT IN 30 DAYS

by Karen S. Wiesner
Writing Reference/Nonfiction
ISBN: 1582972966 (trade paperback);
9781582977089 (PDF download)
Published by Writers Digest Books
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Enter the FIRST DRAFT IN 30 DAYS website,
where you'll find bonus supplementals to the book!

Finish an outline so complete it reads like a first draft--in just 30 days!

Say goodbye to writing and rewriting with no results. Starting--and finishing--your novel has never been easier!

FIRST DRAFT IN 30 DAYS provides you with a sure-fire system to reduce time-intensive rewrites and avoid writing detours. Award-winning author Karen S. Wiesner's 30-day method shows you how to create an outline so detailed and complete that it actually doubles as your first draft. Flexible and customizable, this revolutionary system can be modified to fit any writer's approach and style. Plus, comprehensive and interactive worksheets make the process seem less like work and more like a game. This invaluable resource also includes:

  • Itemized and flexible schedules to keep you focused each and every day

  • Dozens of detailed worksheets to guide you through the outlining process

  • Completed sample worksheets inspired by best-selling novels

  • Tips for outlining projects already in development

  • Brainstorming techniques to keep you motivated

  • Goal sheets for getting--and keeping--your career on track

Many aspiring and experienced novelists toss out hundreds of pages (and waste valuable time) before they have a workable first draft of a novel. You don't have to fall into this category anymore. With FIRST DRAFT IN 30 DAYS, you'll have the tools you need to write your masterpiece!

FIRST DRAFT IN 30 DAYS
Extras:
Worksheet 1: Character Sketch
PDF Version
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Worksheet 15: Story Evolution
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Worksheet 16: Formatted Outline Capsule
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View or download five outlining worksheets from FIRST DRAFT IN 30 DAYS

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Cohesive Story Building

COHESIVE STORY BUILDING
(formerly titled FROM FIRST DRAFT TO FINISHED NOVEL {A Writer's Guide to Cohesive Story Building})

by Karen S. Wiesner
Writing Reference/Nonfiction
ISBN: 978-1-922233-64-6 (electronic);
978-1-925191-12-7 (paperback)

Note: The Writer’s Digest Books edition is out of print. This title has been revised, updated, expanded, and reissued in trade paperback and electronic formats by Writers Exchange E-Publishing under the title COHESIVE STORY BUILDING. An optional, bonus worksheet booklet is also available!

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Worksheets, Checklists, and Exercises from COHESIVE STORY BUILDING:
978-1523221721 (paperback)
Also available in ebook format directly from Writers Exchange E-Publishing’s website

All the worksheets, checklists, and exercises from Cohesive Story Building are included here in a usable format, namely Rich Text Format (RTF), which allows for cross-platform document exchange and which most word processors are able to read or write to. Type right into the document and use it over and over as needed! Additionally, for those who prefer a printed version, a paperback booklet is also available.

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Without layering, a story is one-dimensional, unbelievable, boring. Layers mean stronger characters, settings, plots, suspense, intrigue, emotions and motivation. Layering also produces cohesion of all elements. Characters must blend naturally with the setting the writer has placed them, just as plot becomes an organic part of character and setting. If a story doesn’t work, it could very well be because the elements aren’t cohesive. COHESIVE STORY BUILDING shows how each element hinges on the other two and how to mix them until they fuse irrevocably. Additionally, COHESIVE STORY BUILDING carefully explores each of stage of story development from brainstorming and outlining to drafting and revision. From a thorough look at the fundamentals of writing to comprehensive story building techniques, as well as submission guidelines and etiquette, this must-have guide will see writers through the entire novel writing process from start to finish.

Set within the framework of comparing the process of building a house to the process of building a story, COHESIVE STORY BUILDING gives a solid plan of action from start to finish through in-depth examples and exercises, and leave-no-stone-unturned checklists that will help writers take the plan into their own writing. Features detailed examples from published novels to illustrate story-building principles.

Many who have read Karen Wiesner’s reference FIRST DRAFT IN 30 DAYS, which focuses on in-depth outlining and goal-setting, will find COHESIVE STORY BUILDING a perfect companion to that book.

COHESIVE STORY BUILDING (formerly titled FROM FIRST DRAFT TO FINISHED NOVEL {A Writer's Guide to Cohesive Story Building})
Extras:
View or download The Cohesion Test worksheet
View or download an example of a Story Plan Checklist filled out with DEAD DROP, Book 4 of the Incognito Series by Karen Wiesner
View or download an example of a synopsis created using a Story Plan Checklist (DEAD DROP, Book 4 of the Incognito Series by Karen Wiesner)

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The Power of Promotional Groups

THE POWER OF PROMOTIONAL GROUPS

Reissued Edition
by Karen S. Wiesner

Writing Reference/Nonfiction
ISBN: 978-1-300-33432-3 (trade paperback)
Available now from Lulu

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Most authors--regardless of whom they're published with and how long they've been published--often use a loose-cannon approach to promotion. They fire at anything that appears in their marketing scope. They live for the moment promotionally-speaking because the moment is a lot cheaper than worrying about the long haul. Successful authors, however, have two things in common: Their marketing is focused and long term, and they've developed an irresistible lure. So how do authors get their books into the hands of readers all year round without breaking the bank?

THE POWER OF PROMOTIONAL GROUPS teaches authors how to jumpstart their careers by advertising in long-term, affordable ways within the safety and strength of a promotional group. These authors accomplish together what few can do alone by sharing the cost of promotion and market their releases individually and as a group.

The book makes full use of the most valuable promotional resource available to all authors--the internet. With 130 writing organizations listed where authors can find other like-minded published authors and nearly 700 links to Web sites to find marketing opportunities, dozens of unique ideas are explored. The innovative plans for group and individual promotion included in THE POWER OF PROMOTIONAL GROUPS are both flexible and affordable for nearly any budget. Promotional groups offer authors the means to gain focused, irresistible promotion--indefinitely!

Visit Karen's award-winning promotional group, Jewels of the Quill.

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Miscellaneous Nonfiction

30 Days to a Finished Novel Kit The 30 Days to a Finished Novel Kit includes my ebook FIRST DRAFT IN 30 DAYS, the tutorial "First Draft Outline", as well as a lot of other great resources. You can find out more and purchase it here.

Novel & Short Story Market 2016 I'm featured in Jennifer Foster’s article "The Ins and Outs of Outlines" included in Writer’s Digest Books’ 2016 Novel & Short Story Market. Order a copy from Amazon.com or BN.com.

Complete Handbook of Novel Writing, 3rd Edition My article "The Stuff Series Are Made Of" is included in Writer’s Digest Books’ The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing: Everything You Need to Know to Create and Sell Your Work, 3rd Edition. Buy a paperback from Writers Digest Shop; a download from Writers Digest Shop; Amazon.com; or BN.com.

2015 Novel and Short Story Market My article "The Stuff Series Are Made Of" is included in Writer’s Digest Books’ 2015 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market. Buy a copy from Amazon.com or BN.com.

2015 Guide to Literary Agents My article "Series Writing" is included in Writer’s Digest Books’ 2015 Guide to Literary Agents. Buy a download from Writers Digest Shop; a copy from Amazon.com or BN.com.

30 Days to a Finished Novel Kit My book and the tutorial based on FIRST DRAFT IN 30 DAYS are included in Writer’s Digest Book’s 30 Days to a Finished Novel bundle. Purchase the kit here: 30 Days to a Finished Novel Kit.

Turn Your Book Into a Successful Series My book and the tutorial based on WRITING THE FICTION SERIES are included in Writer’s Digest Book’s Turn Your Book Into a Successful Series bundle. Purchase the kit here: Turn Your Book Into a Successful Series.

Writing a Book in 30 Days Writing a Book in 30 Days: A 60-Minute Masterclass (60-Minute Masterclasses 5)
This is an edited extract of FIRST DRAFT IN 30 DAYS (Writer's Digest Books) by Karen Wiesner. Find out more here: http://www.amazon.com/Writing-Book-Days-Masterclass-Masterclasses-ebook/dp/B009TH5U96/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&keywords=Karen%20Wiesner&linkCode=ur2&qid=1403376638&sr=8-1&tag=theworldofawa-20&linkId=BOZYOSVBQKVJBYEC.

How to write a book in 30 days How to Write a Book in 30 Days (Guardian Shorts): This is an edited extract of FIRST DRAFT IN 30 DAYS (Writer's Digest Books) by Karen Wiesner. Find out more here: http://www.amazon.com/Write-Book-Guardian-Shorts-ebook/dp/B009TH5U96/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&keywords=How%20to%20Write%20a%20Book%20in%2030%20Days%20(Guardian%20Shorts)&linkCode=ur2&qid=1355944410&s=digital-text&sr=1-1&tag=theworldofawa-20 and here http://www.theguardian.com/how-to-write/sign-in.

Writer’s Workbook Available now, Karen’s article “A Series of Fortunate Events” (an expanded version of “The Stuff Series Are Made Of”) has been published in a special edition of Writer’s Digest Yearbook Presents titled “Writer’s Workbook”: download.

Take Control of Your Career On sale now, my article “The Stuff Series Are Made Of” is published in a special edition of Writer’s Digest Magazine titled “Take Control of Your Career”: download. Visit here for five "build your series muscles" exercises to help you see Karen's series techniques in action.

Read Karen's article "Your Novel Blueprint” which is an excerpt from FROM FIRST DRAFT TO FINISHED NOVEL {A Writer's Guide to Cohesive Story Building} in the Summer 2012 Writer’s Digest Yearbook presents Novel Writing magazine: download.

Read Karen's article "Using Your Outline to Write a First Draft", which is an excerpt from FIRST DRAFT IN 30 DAYS in the January 2011 issue of Writer's Digest Magazine: download.

Read Karen's article "Preparing a Novel Query and Submission Package", which is an excerpt from FROM FIRST DRAFT TO FINISHED NOVEL {A Writer's Guide to Cohesive Story Building} in Writer's Digest Magazine presents Write Your Novel in 30 Days: download.

Read Karen's article "Your Novel Blueprint", which is an excerpt from FROM FIRST DRAFT TO FINISHED NOVEL {A Writer's Guide to Cohesive Story Building} in the February 2009 issue of Writer's Digest Magazine: download.

Read Karen's article "From Outline to First Draft" in a special edition Summer 2013 edition of Writer’s Digest Yearbook: Novel Writing: download.

Karen’s article “The Stuff Series Are Made Of” has been reprinted on the Writing-World.com website as well as in the Writing World Newsletter.

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About the Author

Creating realistic, unforgettable characters one story at a time…

Karen Wiesner is an accomplished author with 130 titles published in the past 20 years, which have been nominated/won 134 awards, and has 39 more releases contracted for spanning many genres and formats. Karen’s books cover such genres as women’s fiction, romance, mystery/police procedural/cozy, suspense, paranormal, futuristic, fantasy, science fiction, gothic, inspirational/Christian, thriller, horror and action/adventure. Her fiction releases have won or been nominated for RT Book Reviews Reviewer's Choice Award, the Dream Realm Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award, eCataromance Reviewer's Choice Award, The Romance Studio's CAPA Award and Sweetheart Award, FTHRW's The Lories Award, the FCRW Published Beacon Contest, the Frankfurt Award, many L-Edit Slip contest awards, and multiple EPIC Awards. For more information about Karen’s fiction and series, consult her official companion guide THE WORLD OF AUTHOR KAREN WIESNER: A COMPENDIUM OF FICTION.

Karen is also the multi-award-winning author of poetry, children's books, and writing reference titles including the bestselling FIRST DRAFT IN 30 DAYS and WRITING THE FICTION SERIES: The Guide for Novels and Novellas, and BRING YOUR FICTION TO LIFE: Crafting Three-Dimensional Stories with Depth and Complexity, all available now from Writer’s Digest Books. Her newest writing reference is WRITING BLURBS THAT SIZZLE--AND SELL!, available from Writers Exchange E-Publishing. FROM FIRST DRAFT TO FINISHED NOVEL {A Writer's Guide to Cohesive Story Building} is out of print but has been revised and reissued with the title COHESIVE STORY BUILDING by Writers Exchange. For more information, visit Karen's nonfiction page. Her previous writing reference titles focused on non-subsidy, royalty-paying electronic publishing, author promotion, and setting up a promotional group like her own, Jewels of the Quill, which she founded in 2003. The group disbanded in 2014. THE POWER OF PROMOTIONAL GROUPS is available now.

Karen also runs a blurb service for authors. She's crafted back cover and high concept blurbs for all of her own books and series as well as those for the stories in several award-winning anthologies, and evaluated, revised and crafted series, back cover and high concept blurbs for the entire backlist of nearly five hundred books in one publisher's catalog. Visit Karen's Blurb Service for more details and to access a massive sampling of blurbs Karen's written in nearly every category of fiction, nonfiction and everything in-between. Additionally, you can find information about signing up for Karen's workshops.

Interested in what Karen is working on? Click here for Karen's WIP, along with information on new and/or unsold projects.

Find out more about Karen by visiting her website at http://www.karenwiesner.com. View editions of current and past issues of Karen Wiesner's newsletter, Karen's Quill, here: http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/KQnewsletter.html and subscribe by typing your e-mail address in the subscription box below:

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