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Sara Seyfarth

November 2015 Writing Newsletter

Fun with Instagram

I'm on Instagram! I've been joining social media sites fairly slowly because I want to be sure I can commit time to it and it's something I'm interested in. I've always been fascinated by Instagram because I love photography, so I finally took the leap! Above are a few of my first posts, and below is one of my favorites.

 

There are a lot of wonderful things happening on Instagram, but I particularly love the idea of a visual diary. In Octavia Butler's essay that I reference below, she (as well as many other authors) encourages all writers to keep a journal, and what better way than in photos?

On the iPod

As expected, Octavia Butler's Bloodchild and Other Stories was fantastic. I got something out of every story in the collection, though it will surprise no one that I particularly liked the essay "Positive Obsession," which explored her journey as a writer. Next up is The Three-Body Problem, by Liu Cixin. I can't seem to break my sci-fi habit.
The Moving List
  • Spoons are valuable. Until you have only one spoon for an extended period of time, it is perhaps difficult to recognize their value.
  • It turns out the glass plate that handily turns your food in the microwave is actually sort of necessary.
  • Books become absolutely ESSENTIAL when they're packed away. (They're always essential, of course, but I've had three specific requests for books I could normally just pull off a shelf - more than I normally get in as many months.)
  • Moving is harder when you can't order pizza (it's a cheese thing).
  • Despite all of that, moving is glorious when it's the right place (and it is!).

Interested in reading some stories? Check these out...

 All art for "Anna Maria's Guide to Resurrection" was created by Meghan Irwin and originally appeared on Paper Darts.

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