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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Guest Bloggers Wanted! (Theme: Abandoned)

I’m switching things up a bit. If you came looking for a poem at the beginning of the month, rest assured, I’ll still be posting one next week instead. I wanted to give my fellow bloggers the opportunity to consider writing a guest post!

As I announced in my last newsletter, I’ll be taking a planned writing hiatus this June. (I’m also considering stopping my newsletter as it usually takes 5+ hours of writing, editing, photography, formatting, and of the two people who actually reads it, one is my critique partner.) I usually take a hiatus once a year, and June seemed like the perfect month for 2018 because it’s my birthday month (you didn’t hear that from me) and the wedding month for one of my closest friends! That isn’t to say that I won’t do any writing. I probably will, but I won’t be writing blog posts of my own.

But that doesn’t mean I can’t host guest writers!

Without further ado, please welcome the theme for June’s guest writers:


Ever felt alone in a crowd? Ever explored a crumbling structure that was once teeming with life?

Sometimes, the world can be a lonely place.

But it doesn’t have to be.

Sometimes we read to discover other characters and fellow readers who share similar characteristics.

Sometimes we write to express ourselves amid our loneliness. Sometimes writing helps us connect with readers.

Books with a desert(ed) setting. 


Think sand dunes, uncharted islands, harsh environments, ruined castles, abandoned manors, you name it. Remember, not all deserts are hot. Antarctica is classified as a desert because it receives very little precipitation.

Writing about abandonment. 


Are you a poet? How about a novelist? Short story writer? If you’re a poet and want to write or have written a poem about abandonment, feel free to share it. Or if you’re writing a story with abandoned characters/settings, feel free to write a post about it.

Other. 


The above are just prompts. If you have an idea for a post that doesn’t quite fit any of these categories, feel free to pitch your idea. I’m open to suggestions.

Are you up for the challenge?

If you answered yes, feel free to get in touch! Contact me via contact@azelynklein.com .

I look forward to hearing from you!

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