In biologic news, I met the first mosquito of the season last night. We had the briefest of acquaintances before I dodged left, she zoomed right, then proceeded to dive straight down my gullet. cough gag
In case that’s not earth-shattering enough for you, there are a few WU-related announcements I wouldn’t want you to miss.
First, if you like to read psychologically accurate books about families and hope, or if you’d simply like to support Writer Unboxed Founder and Mama, Therese Walsh, her latest book is on sale. A hardcover edition of The Moon Sisters will cost you ~ $21.00, but until Friday, the ebook version is on sale for $1.99 American. (Available to Canadians, too, and possibly other jurisdictions, though I don’t have firsthand information to that effect.)
Second, in November 2014, Writer Unboxed will be holding its inaugural edition of an in-person workshop called the Unconference. The emphasis will be on craft, community, and writerly health. I’m going–am possibly presenting–and I’d love to see you there. I’m biased, but the curriculum sounds fantastic for introverts and those who prefer an intimate, personalized workshop. Despite a glitchy week in which it was hard for people to access the WU site, the conference is already 40% sold. This is five and a half months out, people! So if you’re at all interested, I’d suggest you peruse this page now and begin thinking about your conference budget. (Scroll down for the event description and answers to frequently asked questions.) By registering early, you can save $100, making it practically free.
Yes, I’m aware that my early-bird-registration math and chocolate-calorie math have certain commonalities, but is it my fault that Truth is universal?
Lastly, in March of this year, I decided to invest in a five-day, forty-hour seminar on Story put on by Robert McKee. He’s a true scholar and a Renaissance man. Between his knowledge base, teaching style and the packed curriculum, I had a lot of lightbulbs go off. I’m using my time on WU to pass some of these lessons on and the second installment is up today. Hope you can join us.