Happy Friday, everyone! It’s almost the weekend and almost July. Where did the time go? (To the boiling summer heat, I suppose.) To celebrate another month arriving, I’m going to tell you about July’s newsletter giveaway.
As I said earlier this week, I have started a newsletter for The Writer’s Scrap Bin called The Scrapbook. In it you will find early access to announcements and posts, exclusive content that isn’t on the blog, and more. Today I want to focus on a particular feature of the newsletter, the free monthly giveaways.
These giveaways will be anything from free copies of my work to free critiques of your works-in-progress. Only readers who sign up for the newsletter will know how to gain access to these freebies, so be sure to register using this link.
July’s giveaway is a PDF copy of my essay, “Get Off of My Cloud: Imagery, Hatred of Nature, and Ahab’s God Complex in Chapter 108 of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick“. This short essay focuses on the chapter of Moby-Dick titled “Ahab and the Carpenter” and offers an extension of Stephen C. Ausband’s paper on Ahab’s hatred of nature by arguing that this “misophusism” is a result of Ahab’s god complex.
The essay was first printed in the UC Davis Prized Writing Anthology, 2012-2013. While this collection was supposed to be uploaded onto the Prized Writing website after about a year or so of the paper publication, no digital copy seems to have been made available since the 2010-2011 edition. This fact plus the lack of availability of this book outside of the physical UC Davis Bookstore have influenced me to provide free copies to readers who subscribe to the newsletter.
If you wish to partake in this month’s giveaway, please sign up for The Scrapbook before August 1st. You will get your first newsletter e-mail within a week from signing up, which will give you instruction on how to obtain the July giveaway. Even if you do not get to the additional instructions until after August 1st, I will still honor the free giveaway for the month in which you signed up.
On the last day of each month I will announce the new giveaway for the next month in a post on The Writer’s Scrap Bin. Each giveaway will feature a different product, service, or bonus. The more the blog and newsletter grow, the better the giveaways will become, so please encourage your writing friends to read this blog, register for e-mail notifications regarding blog posts, and sign up for The Scrapbook.
Questions? Suggestions for future giveaways? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will return your e-mail as soon as possible.