The state of being infatuated or obsessed...
Book politics, a free course at Hugo House, a reading list based on a TV show, and 5 more things I thought were great this week.
Eight great things worth sharing this week:
Good listening: This Ezra Klein podcast with Margaret Atwood is definitely worth an hour of your time. Also - in case you don’t know - Atwood is one to follow on Twitter. She’s unabashedly political in ways that will not surprise you if you’ve read The Handmaid’s Tale.
The Virginia court system has ruled not to ban Maia Kobabe’s “Gender Queer,” or Sarah Maas’s “A Court of Mist and Fury.” The case was widely seen as a right-wing attempt to redefine “obscenity” as any mention of sexuality, but sanity prevailed. For now.
Registration has officially opened for a free, one-time, online seminar I’ll be teaching with my AVIM co-founder, Paulette Perhach on Saturday, November 19. The event, titled Meditation for Writers, is being hosted by Hugo House, a writing center based in Seattle. All are welcome. Sign up now.
And speaking of Paulette, she published an essay last week titled “I Got A DM About The Man I Was Dating. It Changed My Life In Ways I Never Imagined.” Good stuff.
And speaking of AVIM, we just this week formed a partnership with Scrivener to offer discounted writing software to our attendees. As an added bonus, I’m giving away memberships to my online Scrivener video tutorial database. If you’ve ever been curious to try Scrivener, now’s the time to give it a try.
Tuesday, September 6, is National Read a Book Day. If you’re looking for a good one, might I humbly suggest 142 Ostriches?
Nerd Word of the Week: Limerence ~ the state of being infatuated or obsessed with another person, but not in a sexual way. Which pretty much sums up how I feel about Jane Goodall.
This week I blogged about all the TV I’ve been watching with my husband as he recovers from surgery, and then I came across “8 Books To Read If You Liked The Rehearsal,” which my husband really did (I’m still on the fence). Interesting to see Percival Everett’s name on the list. Is there anything that guy can’t write?
Happy writing, my friends,
PS - I’m currently enrolling students for my Sit Write Here writing coaching program. Find out more here.
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