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Julie, I absolutely love that you are doing this. I had the same thoughts while reading A Swim in the Pond in the Rain and you are so smart to formalize this practice and bring it to other creatives! I have zero time to participate at the moment but maybe if it’s still going into the new year I can join in?
Julie, I'm running so far behind on my reading right now (even my Substacks, which I adore!) so I may just be able to fit in the reading vs. the writing (I am in the midst of a lot of revising)--but I love that opportunity, anyhow. :) Even if I don't have an immediate ability to put them into use as fodder for PBs right now--maybe they'll spark something later (or in my revisions!)! Hugs from your delinquent reader (but continuing big fan)!
You know that George Saunders has an amazing Substack newsletter, right?! He is endlessly generous and, of course, brilliant with what he shares - paid or unpaid. It's called Story Club. Oddly, about a year ago, I was inspired by one of his stories to create a picture book! I am excited you are doing this! Here is the link to Story Club: https://georgesaunders.substack.com
Sounds like a fun challenge! I’m jumping on board.