Mini-Edition: Small Rewards & Reminders
Dear readers & writers,
I know I know, another email from me? But I wanted to make sure you remembered about the awesome giveaway I’m doing, thanks to Small Beer Press / Book Moon Books. All you have to do is make sure you’re subscribed and leave a comment with something you learned from or like about this newsletter by end-of-day tomorrow 9/22. And if you want to enter for even more books, hop on over to my Twitter account too!
I also wanted to remind you that my world-building class is in a mere week and a half. Hoo boy! We’ll do writing exercises and read excerpts from Salt into the Sea, King of the Fireflies, Shipbreaker, Tyler Johnson Was Here, and more to breakdown how character development and voice can do a lot of the heavy lifting when it comes to building worlds in YA (though writers of any genre are welcome!)
And as a nice bonus, below are a few of the small (and big!) things I’m finding rewarding right now. What small prizes are you finding life is handing you right now?
In Case You Missed It:
The vaccine coming for children under 10
My kid charging off the bus and throwing their arms around me
Going into Boston for the first time in over a year
My porchulaca living it’s best potted-plant life
Ted Lasso, now and forever, amen
Laugh/crying while watching Nailed It! on Netflix
Virtually re-watching Leverage with my BFF
Fresh-baked bagels with cream cheese, smoked salmon, and cucumber
This easy but fancy Orzo Salad with Proscuitto & Fresh Corn
These incredible smashed chickpea sandwiches from Smitten Kitchen
The smell of goldenrod blooming
Chilling with dear friends around a firepit and talking about books
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