I so enjoy anomalies. Dogs with hats. Horses who talk. Fish in strange places.
8:30 pm and 77 degrees.
The topic is anomalies. Most readers groups read a book and discuss it after it is released.
Not this group.
This readers group is reading an ARC of LOTTERY. The Writerly Pause
a group of like minded book lovers in California (read their blog it is really good fun). They have been selected as the first LOTTERY BETA READERS GROUP. I just invented that with the help of Megan Beatie at Goldberg McDuffie.
How cool is that?
The group gets the special pre-reader's guide. They get the author's undivided attention (if they let her have coffee first). They get a copy of the super duper secret special galley letter.
How much fun can this group stand?
We will find out.
I do suggest you visit their blog. They have the good sense to ask any authors they want to speak with them -- just call them on the phone and ask.
I think they are brilliant.
So get to reading...
We digressed (you helped). The subject is anomalies.
We had been talking about making your novel stand out. Remember that bookstore stuffed FULL of books?
Take a good look at your WIP. Can you look at it and say, "My book is like this only...with a twist?"
A love story between gay dolphins.
A thriller with bipolar architects.
A mystery set in grease. In a diner.
Well you get my point.
So tell me your favorite anomalies.
Can you top these?
I bet you can.