Recommendations of the month:
The White Hats:
The White Hats are a Syrian Humanitarian Group attempting to help civilians trapped within the multi-sided conflict zones in Syria. Netflix has a documentary about the group and the work they are trying to do. While it is hard to watch, I recommend that you do. This is turning into an unimaginable crisis for the people involved. One which future generations will look back upon and ask us why we didn't do more. The first step for all of us is to open our eyes to the suffering, so that we may be able to create ideas to help end it.
Book Challenge 2018:
How are you doing with your 2018 Reading Challenge? So far I am at 5 of 26. Here is my list of books as it stands, follow me on Litsy for my reviews and thoughts on each.
1. Published in 2017/2018- Sing, Unburied, Sing - Jesmyn Ward
2. From the bottom of your too read list- Turtles All The Way Down - John Green
3. You can finish in a day- Regarding the Pain of Others - Susan Sontag
4. By a female author- Bonfire Krysten Ritter
5. With a colour in the title- Policing Black Lives - Robyn Maynard
Tip of the month: Zathom.com
Zathom is website for creatives which challenges you to write within constraints. You are given three words and need to use each of them in s story no longer than 55 words. It is very challenging and very rewarding. If you have time to spare or are looking for a burst of inspiration head over to their website and check them out. Be sure to follow me on the site to see all the Zathoms I create!
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That is it for this month's newsletter, thank you for your continued support.
Travis J. Croken
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