I have two special things for you today, then I'm off to write and meet with my critique partner. We haven't been able to get together much lately, and we miss each other desperately. I've decided that in order to get more words written, I'll be scaling back my blog posts to Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Daily blogging takes a lot of time and creative energy, and I need to direct some of that towards my novel.
First up is a wonderful short animated movie, that is nominated for an Oscar. Right now, you can download it free on iTunes. The Fantastic Flying Books is just 14 minutes long, but it's a wonderful film about the power of words and how they change lives. It's directed by the brother-in-law of author and publisher Jeff Gerke, who I've featured several times here on the blog. I'm hoping it wins the Oscar!
The other surprise today is a brief glimpse into a picture book for those of us torn between physical books and electronic books. Lane Smith beautifully illustrates the difference. Someday, I imagine we may be having this same conversation with our grandchildren.
It's an honor for us as writers to add to the creative words in the world. What work in progress are you adding to this week?