Enter for a chance to win one of three French notebooks 📚🎁
Well, I am finally starting to feel like I’m on the mend from this awful bout of Omicron. I’ve been sick for over four weeks now, and am quite disappointed to have missed out on one of the most beautiful months in this city. The blossoms. The lilacs. The manicured beds of tulips. The temperate sunshine. The lovers, so many lovers, on benches, and in restaurants, and dangling their feet along the quays. Oh well. I left the apartment today for the first time in weeks and felt unexpectedly giddy.
I want to welcome all the new readers who signed up this week after reading about Essay Camp. Welcome! We are glad to have you. Please come and go from the free list as you need. I am preparing a series of pre-posts and the Essay Camp assignments as we speak, so you’ll start to get those soon. I am also working to launch an Emerging Writer series, where I’ll work with previously unpublished essayists to hone a piece for publication here as a guest post. These will appear every six weeks, with a rate of $250 paid to the writer—but more on that soon.
This week, A Writer’s Notebook also gained its 500th paid subscriber. As a way to say thank you, I bought three notebooks from one of my favorite series, made by Gallimard, and I’d like to give them away to three lucky readers:
Each has the title of a famous book on the cover—Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman by Stefan Zweig, A Life by Guy de Maupassant, and On The Road by Jack Kerouac—modeled after Gallimard’s famous “white collection.” The insides are blank and lightly lined. I’ve made a link to an online giveaway, and all you have to do is click and enter your info. Once three names are randomly drawn by the website, I’ll mail the notebooks out to the winners with a personal note. The link appears below the paywall break of this post.
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Thank you again and speak soon xo
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