#1000wordsofsummer August edition

Dear friends,

There will be another round of #1000wordsofsummer, this time lasting just a week, from August 10-16.

It has been an intense spring and summer, and I suspect we will have a volatile fall. My wish is that this second round assist you with a renewed push of creativity and productivity that can prepare and sustain you for the coming months. If you use this session to process your feelings, that is good. If you have a long-term goal or more immediate deadlines, that is also good. This week is for you and your words.

Some housekeeping:

Daily emails will be brief. The slack will be open. There will be a nightly check-in via crowdcast conversations with five brilliant, prolific authors, as part of the “Are You Getting Any Work Done?” series at #1000words fave Loyalty Bookstores.

Here is the schedule:

Monday, Aug 10: Maurice Ruffin, author of the 2020 PEN/Faulkner finalist We Cast A Shadow.

Tuesday, Aug 11: Megan Giddings, author of the highly praised debut, Lakewood.

Wednesday, Aug 12: Mary H.K. Choi, author of New York Times bestsellers Emergency Contact and Permanent Record.

Thursday, Aug 13: Esme Wang, author of New York Times bestseller The Collected Schizophrenias.

Friday, Aug 14: Laura Van Den Berg, author of several stunning books including the incredible new story collection I Hold A Wolf By The Ears.

I have read all of these books are they are GREAT. Buy them.

Register here for these events.

Join us if you can.

Wishing you health and safety,



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