EVOCATIONS

By Elizabeth Sumner Wafler

EVOCATIONS - Driveways & Droughtlander

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EVOCATIONS
EVOCATIONS - Driveways & Droughtlander
By Elizabeth Sumner Wafler • Issue #12 • View online
Hi, lassies and lads!
Yes, I’m pining for Outlander to start again. Meanwhile, the Droughtlander continues for we fans.

Claire and Jamie Fraser
Claire and Jamie Fraser
GOALS & NEWS
Podcasts sell books, says my marketing consultant and everyone else in the publishing biz. Weekly, I research, listen to, and pitch to podcasters in the fields of writing, books, creativity, or midlife. This week, I’ve been granted two opportunities to be a guest! First, I’ll be interviewed by Marc Miller, host of Repurpose Your Career. Next, I’ll be Liz Applegate’s guest on Midlife Schmidlife. Funny how, so far, what these people are most interested in is my midlife career pivot from teacher to author. But I like that I have the opportunity to inspire others. When the podcasts air, I’ll share the links here!
I’m thinking more about making creativity and learning intentional practices in my life, and I hope you are too. :-) I thought it might be fun to make a list of the things I’ve had to learn how to do since turning the big five-five. When I found the temerity to move from successful teacher to unsuccessful author. I’ll post one today:
Poking a toe into Twitter. I hated Twitter. I didn’t get it and there were no instructions. But other writers were all about the platform. So I studied their feeds for weeks and finally figured it out. I remember Porter and I raising a toast to my one-hundredth follower at our favorite bar & restaurant in D.C.–The Tabard Inn– in 2017. I now have 3,241. I accumulated every one of those by making daily intentional posts and connecting with other readers and writers. And adding the right hashtags. When I started, I didn’t know hashtags from hashbrowns. Now I keep a list of them on my desktop, categorized by application. And almost as quickly as Samantha, I can copy & paste them into my posts.
Bewitched - Nose Twitch
Bewitched - Nose Twitch
BOOKS (are life.)
I’m just finishing THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig. Though I’m not a big fan of fantasy (except for Outlander) I don’t want this book to end. I highly recommend its originality and page-turning quality.
I’ve always enjoyed author, Jennifer Weiner. Have you gals out there read BIG SUMMER? I read it while at the Outer Banks in May. It starts out as most of her books do, it’s fun and you’re cheering for her humble, plus-sized hero at about page two, but then this one takes a turn. Not telling what turn, ‘cause that would be a spoiler. Instead, I’ll share an interview with Jen, where she discusses the themes of that book and how she brainstorms character and plot. She even gets into how her daughters are navigating social media, then tells us what she’s reading and why. Well worth the listen!
Jennifer Weiner on Calling Men's Fiction "Dicklit," Body Positivity, and BIG SUMMER!
Jennifer Weiner on Calling Men's Fiction "Dicklit," Body Positivity, and BIG SUMMER!
WHAT'S GOING ON AT MAISON WAFLER?
Why is this piece of machinery chewing its way up our driveway? Find out next week when lots of big news comes!
Caught on camera! Why is this entire work crew bin-diving at our next-door neighbors?
Caught on camera! Why is this entire work crew bin-diving at our next-door neighbors?
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Elizabeth Sumner Wafler

Writer. Quotidian reader. Editor. Christian. Podcaster. Past Director of Craft Education for the Women's Fiction Writers Association. Repped by the @KnightAgency.

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