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The last week of October…

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Hello, Write Edge readers! It’s the last week of October. I can and also can’t believe it. One thing I’ve discovered in the course of the pandemic is the elasticity of time. We wake up one morning and discover that two weeks or two months have passed, yet within those days each hour seems to stretch beyond 60 minutes.

While the epidemiologists and other scientists work on a vaccines, I’d love for some physicists to work on this conundrum for us.

In any case, we press on. Even in these challenging times, there’s always a bit of magic to be found in the books we love. Now, more than ever, you can support new authors or go back to the ones you love. Find that innocent glee you’d feel at reading a beloved story. That leads us to this week’s motivational quote, which on the surface may seem simplistic but also asks us to look for the extraordinary in our ordinary circumstances:

“[A child] does not despise real woods, because he has read of enchanted woods: the reading makes all real woods a little enchanted.”—C.S. Lewis

With it being the last Monday of the month, it’s time for another writers’ showcase. This month we have melancholy, yes, but we also have thinking pieces and a story from a potential Pushcart Prize winner. Check them all out on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

In the middle of the week, I’ll share another book review with you. Currently I’m reading humor author Nick Spalding’s novel Fat Chance. Find out on Wednesday what my thoughts were. You can get that review on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

At the end of the week, I’ll go back to my parenting adventures and how the kids and I are dealing with one another 😀 during the pandemic. Find out more on Friday on Growth Chart!

Also, this Friday my latest episode of Biblio Breakdown releases. For previous episodes, click here. At the end of the week, find out what book I chose for this latest episode on how writers can surprise readers.

Wear a mask, stay distant, stay warm, and get out there and vote!

Have a great week, readers!

E.R.G.