Much like Amanda Nelson of Book Riot (we love them and always end up sharing their work), I’m obsessed with Tiny Homes (to be fair, she’s only fascinated). I’ve wondered where I’ll put my food — forget clothing storage, I can survive with a couple of jeans, t-shirts, and underwear — but most of all, where will my books go? I had resigned myself to dropping most of these prized possessions off at my local Little Free Library, but now I have new ideas to add to my Pinterest board of Tiny Home Dreams.
- Pulitzer-prize winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen with a reminder about sharing rejection as well as success, including the reveal “Two days before the Pulitzer, I was rejected.”
- Now you can never get away with saying that you don’t know what to do for book promotion. Author Jenny Blake created a downloadable 15-Tab Book Marketing Master Spreadsheet that outlines all the steps she took for her launch and continued promotion.
- In January 2016, Colum McCann began giving weekly advice to young writers. Read his latest, including these gems: “Be subversive of ease. Read aloud. Risk yourself. Do not be afraid of sentiment even when others call it sentimentality. Be ready to get ripped to pieces: it happens. Permit yourself anger. Fail. Take pause. Accept the rejections. Be vivified by collapse. Try resuscitation. Have wonder.”
- Tiny House Hunters and Tiny House Builders and everything in between — obsessed! But let’s be honest, I’m going to need a separate tiny house just for my books.
- And if you one day are no longer a young writer or you become a writer who has written a book that may end up on someone’s tiny house book shelf, may your muse gift you with an amazing idea for a book dedication. Let these badass book dedications inspire you.