Sight Unseen Instagram Tour: 8/28 – 9/1

#SightUnseenTour Presented by: Open Ink Press and A Novel Take PR Hosted by: 8/28: @bookish_notes   8/29: @alphabookclub 8/29: @apolishedreader 8/30: @erchomaiii 8/31: @KarenBoudoir 9/1: @lisa_lostinlit SIGHT UNSEEN, the anonymously written romance collection from Sherry Thomas, Meredith Duran, Emma Barry, Erin Satie, and J.A. Rock came out on 6/6/17. And now authorship will be revealed the week of 9/4/17! To celebrate the BIG REVEAL, we are hosting an IG tour featuring some our favorite #bookstagram accounts. What it is: for five days, stop by each of the hosts to see…

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A Chance to Play by J.A. Rock

When I was a kid, I loved movies. I still love movies, but when I was younger I watched them obsessively. It was a discovery period—everything I watched seemed new and exciting; I wasn’t yet so jaded that every movie that came out felt like a rehash of something I’d just seen. And I could test my wannabe film-critic skills in the school paper, waxing snobby and pretending I was a critic for EW or the New York Times as I prattled on about cinematography and camera angles. I especially…

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How Do You Write With Kids? by Genevieve Turner

It’s a question that all writers with small kids get: “How do you write with kids?” Since I have three little ones myself and I’ve been writing for six years now (back when I only had one and was pregnant with the second) I get this question a lot. As soon as I admit my kids’ ages (8, 5, and 3), this question pretty much immediately falls from the other person’s mouth, without fail. And then comes my answer, which hasn’t changed much since my third was born: “I don’t…

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Only Words by Emma Barry

My pen scritches on the page like Mr. McGregor’s garden hoe in the Peter Rabbit book I’ve read out loud five times today. But I have no vegetables to show for my efforts, only words. I’m wedged on the couch between my five-year-old twins. They’re absorbed in WordGirl; I’m trying to draft chapter twenty. I steal ten minutes before putting down my pen. I woke at 4 a.m. to get in a good hour or two. I lost a decent chunk to Nate Silver-induced polling anxiety. I’ll take more time…

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