Just stopping in so John Steinbeck can say…

My second novel, The Words between Us, is coming out September 3rd!

You may be wondering how you can get the book, support me as an author, or see me in person, so each day for the next four weeks on my Facebook page some literary luminaries from the past are going to make it easy for you. The first is John Steinbeck. Head on over to Facebook and like my author page so you don’t miss any of the rest of them!

And without further ado, here are some ways you can be part of this next book launch!

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Join me at one of my book launch events:

Sept. 3 @ 7pm at Baker Book House on East Paris in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Sept. 5 @ 7pm at Schuler Books & Music in the Meridian Mall in Okemos, Michigan

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Preorder at your local indie bookstore or online:

https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780800734923

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-words-between-us-erin-bartels/1130543157#/

https://www.amazon.com/Words-between-Us-Erin-Bartels/dp/0800734920/

https://www.christianbook.com/the-words-between-us/erin-bartels/9780800734923/pd/73492X

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Add it to your to-read shelf on Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43838303-the-words-between-us?ac=1&from_search=true

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Rate and review the book on Goodreads, Bookbub, or Amazon:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43838303-the-words-between-us?ac=1&from_search=true

https://www.bookbub.com/books/the-words-between-us-by-erin-bartels?bookstory=3196583

https://www.amazon.com/Words-between-Us-Erin-Bartels/dp/0800734920/

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The Worst Writing Advice I Ever Received…and More

I’m over on the Capital City Writers blog today talking about what I’m working on right now, the worst writing advice I ever received, and more. Here’s a taste…

1. What is your favorite part about writing? The most challenging part?

 

It’s hard to say what I enjoy most because I do enjoy all the different parts of the process for different reasons. I love the idea phase when anything is possible, the drafting phase when I am speaking worlds into existence, the revising phase when I am making this lump of words more closely resemble the perfect vision in my head. There are two contexts in which I feel more elementally me than any other: when I am silently and deliberately exploring the natural world and when I am writing.

 

The most challenging part is …

 

Click here to read the rest of the interview.

And tomorrow night I’ll be at Schuler Books & Music in the Eastwood Towne Center leading a free workshop called Empathy over Experience: Writing Convincingly from Someone Else’s Shoes.

The fun starts at 7pm. If you’re a relatively local writer, I hope to see you there!