I just read a post by Nathan Bransford, (former literary agent, author, and one of my favorite bloggers) about the “Thank A Writer Project.” Bransford and his friend Maggie Mason (aka Mighty Girl) are going to hand- write thank you notes to their five favorite authors, then post them on the Mighty Girl site.
If like me, you think their idea is awesome, follow these easy steps:
- Make a profile on Go Mighty http://gomighty.com/
- Create a list of authors that you’d like to thank
- After you write a thank you, post a photo or the text on Go Mighty with the tag #ThankAWriter
It’s going to be damn difficult to narrow my list to five authors. I almost typed “very difficult” but then I thought of the quote one of my friends recently posted:
“Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”— Mark Twain
However, I’m rather fond of the damn in my sentence.
For more info, check out Mason and Bransford’s sites: