Warm interiors. Hot drinks. Burning inspiration.
If you were ever going to write poetry, plays, short stories or the Great American Novel, you’re a lot less likely to do it when the weather is fine. No, fall and winter is when we head indoors and think deep thoughts.
(Or watch televised sports or “The Walking Dead,” or indulge in whatever nerdy pastimes make us happy.)
This week’s giveaway will give you two tools of the trade, or rather the accoutrements of the affected: a notebook and some coffeehouse scrip.
You’ve seen these guys and gals before: They sit with their notebooks and sip hot drinks and furrow their creative brows. Sometimes they write furiously, other times appear to suffer from a tragic case of writer’s block.
Technically I should be giving one of those trendy Moleskine notebooks. But what I’ve got is a “Little Brown Notebook,” a 5¾ inch square journal made of light brown paper. Each page has an illustration or quote from the works of Mark Twain, but there’s plenty of room for your own scribbles as well.
Oh, and it ties shut with a ribbon so no one can take a quick peek while you’re getting a refill – the Coffeehouse Cliché giveaway comes with a $10 Starbucks card. Everyone knows that caffeine jump-starts the creative process.
Win this and you can become a creative, trendy dude or dame – but if you want a beret, you’ll have to supply your own.
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The deadline is 7 p.m. PDT Tuesday, Sept. 3. If I don’t hear back from the winners by 7 p.m. PDT Wednesday, Sept. 4, I’ll pull another name.
Note: Due to the cost of international shipping, any winner who lives outside the United States will be given an alternate prize of an Amazon gift card.