So you're thinking of joining us in the Burrow, are you? How lovely! I imagine you have a question or two first, so let's talk about those, shall we? (If you're not sure how you got here and want to take a look around first, click here to stroll back to the blog. You're welcome to peruse as long as you like! ^_^)
Why call it Letters from the Burrow?
Whenever I have the opportunity, in real life and online, I try to make people feel at home. I bake scones, I make tea, I lay quilts in their laps and listen with an open heart. I love taking care of people, so when it came time to choose a name to associate with these letters I was sending to kindred writing spirits, I took a cue from Mrs. Weasley, one of the coziest characters in literature to date, and named the letters after her family home.
I'm also in love with the idea of burrowing into a story, burrowing under a blanket, burrowing into a tunnel and down the rabbit hole. So many wonderful associations with one little word! I think Anne Shirley would approve, and how could I possibly choose anything else?
What will you find in Letters from the Burrow?
If you choose to enter the Burrow and receive these biweekly letters, I want you to feel you've stepped inside a welcoming home, with a pot of tea ready to be poured and comfy chairs ready to be nestled into.
I don't write these letters to feel superior or because Victoria Knows Best; I write them because I want every writer who sometimes feels lost and alone to know they have somewhere safe to slip inside, sit down at a handcrafted wooden table, and wrap their hands around a steaming hot mug of tea. Or coffee. Or cocoa. I'm partial to all three, really. And while we're sipping our cuppa and nibbling our chocolate biscuits, we'll have a chat about the vast, wonderful world of writing.
Every other week, I'll send you a letter through the wonderful powers of email to give you inspiring notes, writing prompts, and handpicked resources. You'll have opportunities to reach out for advice and share what you'd like to hear from me in future. You'll also be the first to know about any special events that spring up.
All of this, interlaced with geeky examples and happy puppy enthusiasm. That's what awaits you on the other side of the door.
I'm putting the kettle on ... shall I pour a cup for you?
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