I happen to have ended up with some doubles of the Penguin Greatest Loves series. These are dinky little books of about 100 pages each written by some certifiably great authors. I’ve been meaning to do a giveaway for a while now, but I couldn’t think of a good quiz idea. Anyway, then I thought how interesting it would be if bloggers came up with good creative writing exercises, or ideas for bookish posts they’d be interested to read, or any sort of strategy for encouraging the elusive muse. If you are interested in winning the books I’ll list below, just leave a comment featuring a writing prompt, a post idea or a creative strategy and at the end of the week, I’ll draw three names out of the hat. Which means I’ll split the books on offer into three parcels of two:
A: Forbidden Fruit – from the letters of Abelard and Heloise
Cures for Love – Stendhal
B: Bonjour Tristesse – Françoise Sagan (in English, I hasten to add)
Eros Unbound – Anais Nin
C: Bodily Secrets – William Trevor
The Women Who Got Away – John Updike
If you have a particular preference for A, B or C, do please say so in the comments and I will do my best to satisfy the winners. I’ll post anywhere in the world, so geography is no obstacle.