|Recommendations of the month:
Niume is a writing platform which allows readers to easily connect with their favorite writers. The different articles are divided into "spheres", allowing the reader to quickly find articles on their specific interests. I have recently begun posting to this site and have had a wonderful experience. It is definitely worth looking taking a minute to check out. I would like to thank all of my supporters and followers on Niume, I look forward to sharing more with you.
Book Challenge 2017:
Each year I set a goal for how many books I will read. Last year I did not hit my goal, yet this year I am already deep into my challenge. In 2017 my goal is to read 26 books. I have found a fun list which makes this goal easier to attain. Each book is a challenge, for example, a book you can read in a day or a book with over 500 pages. So far I am into my third book and will keep track of them here so they may serve as suggestions. Follow me on Litsy or Goodreads to read my reviews of each book.
1 of 26: A book from your childhood.
The Bear a.k.a. The Grizzly King- James Oliver Curwood
2 of 26: A previously banned book.
The Catcher in the Rye- J.D. Salinger
3 of 26: A book with over 500 pages.
501 Must-Know Speeches
4 of 26: A book you read in school.
Of Mice and Men- John Steinbeck
5 of 26: A book that will improve a specific area of your life.
Whatever You Think, Think The Opposite- Paul Arden
Respecting our planet: How The Calm Scribe helps.
The Calm Scribe commitment to sustainability page is now live. Follow the link to see how you can help!
One Tree Planted
As we all know, we need to live in harmony with our planet. We are all a part of a great cycle and must not take more than we need. Being a writer consumes a lot of paper. From the draft stages, straight through to the final books or magazines, paper is used. While this is not something that can be avoided, there is something that can be done about it. This is why I reached out to Matt with One Tree Planted and had a great conversation. We discussed how much paper is typically used and came up with an offset number, leading to an exciting announcement.
A portion of each sale of my books will be going to replant trees. A new page will be created on my website soon with all the details and how you can contribute if you wish.
That is it for this month's newsletter, thank you for your continued support.
Travis J. Croken
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