That’s right: today’s the day when we gently encourage you, fans of Big Sur Writing Workshops, to tell seven friends about the upcoming Dec 4 – 6 Big Sur Writing Workshop to be held at the world-famous Big Sur Lodge. Why, you ask? Here’s why:
1. You love your friends. And naturally, you want the best for them. So why wouldn’t you tell any aspiring children’s writer about the greatest workshop of it’s kind — in arguably the world’s most beautiful location — in the known universe? It’s common sense!
2. All sorts of other reasons pertaining to how much you love your friends. They include the possibility of landing a publishing deal with co-sponsor Andrea Brown, incredible one-on-one and small-group feedback, countless satisfied alumni across the past 18 (!) years, and working with the most accomplished authors, editors, and agents in the industry.
3. It will sell out. They always do, and then people get sad (and sometimes mad.) And do you want your friends to be sad? Or mad? Or — God forbid — both? Of course not.
Now you’re probably thinking, “OK, fine, I’ll tell at least, oh, three friends. But how?”
Here’s how! Forward them this link: http://bigsurwriting.wordpress.com/
…or simply have them call us at 831-667-2574.
Lastly, you’re also wondering: why seven friends?
The answer is a bit more difficult to articulate. Seven just seems right. For example, in China, the number 7 is considered lucky because it sounds similar to the Chinese words for ‘arise’ and ‘life’. It is also symbolic of togetherness and, as a result, is seen as a good omen in relationships.
Togetherness….good omens…healthy relationships. That’s what friends — and the Big Sur Writing Workshops — are for!