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6 Words Part 7


“Vagabond gal makes good on life promises.” –Aisha Abrams

“Cerebral farm girl turned happy writer.” –Marybeth Niederkorn

“reader to seamstress to writer” –Catherine Berry

“Southern gentleman husband living the dream.” –Kerry Meacham

“A stay-at-home mom who never stays home.” –Ellie S Grossman,

“I haven’t reached my potential yet.” –Bill Roseberry

“Once a twin, always a twin.” –Kevin Adams

“Kicked around but now I’m back.” –Gary Smothers,

And that’s all of them. Thanks to the many varied authors who applied this year and took the time to fill out our zany application.

I do want to say something about one of the questions on the application. You’ll notice in these posts that I’ve liked to the blogs of a few of the authors. Those are the only authors who applied to BSP in 2011 who have blogs. I’d say about a tenth of them overall have blogs. Writers, if you’re serious about being published authors, you need to start a blog. Today. Facebook is great, but everyone’s page on Facebook looks the same. Your blog should exude…you. This is how you build a fanbase.

If you don’t know how to start a blog, read this. You can have your blog up and running for free in 5 minutes. That’s the easy part. The hard part is sticking with it and writing on a regular basis and creating conversation instead of just keeping an online diary. If you have any questions, contact us. We’re here to help.


6 Words Part 6


“My life is not over yet!” –Stacey Blassingame

“Abuse, Hate, Compassion, Trust, Self-worth, Love.” –Starr Hampton,

“Overcame family tragedies to realize dreams.” –Tim Lepczyk

“Worst they can say is no.” –Zack Barnes,

“God,family,education,writing, reading, sports.” –Mary Kay Tuberty

“Didn’t grow up so went crazy.” –Scott Thomas Smith,

6 Words Part 4


(Here’s the missing part 4, as noticed by alert reader Zach Barnes. We posted this the other day (or thought we did), but there must have been a glitch!)

“Too many irons in the fire.” –Jerry Robbins

“Growth through tradgity. Prevailence through strength.” –Jessica Smith

“Passion, Play, Perseverance, Perspective, Personality, Possibilities” –Julie O’Connor

“Childhood-Idyllic, Teendom-Obnoxious, Adulthood-Blessed.” –Kelli Stuart,

“Seek to understand, lover of stories.” –Lisa Bertrand

6 Words Part 3


Here are some more wonderfully succinct 6-word bios from the 2011 Blank Slate Press applicants:

“Wife and family is my life.” –Darin Powell

“Overwhelming tragedies, survived, thankful to God.” –Debbie Fox,

“Thirst of Knowledge, need to entertain.” –Don DuBois

“The best is yet to come.” –Emily Lowery

“hits bottom and turns life upward” –Harold Maurer

“Not a ninja despite all appearances.” –Erik Smetana,

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