Summertime, and the reading is easy.
Leave the deep themes and heavy symbolism for colder, darker months. Summer is for car chases and zombies, sassy divorcees and alien invasion. It’s for the unrealistic but entertaining, the page-turning, the sand between chapters.
Summer, of course, is for the summer novel — the beach read, the literary cotton candy, the book you have a hard time putting down.
So, why not write one?
What follows today is a series of options that will help build the framework of Our Great Summer Novel (that’s how we’re thinking of it, capitalized like that). What we’re asking is for you to choose one option from each category — genre, setting, villain, etc. — and return the survey by June 21. We’ll tally the votes and whatever gets the most in each category will be what appears in the novel.
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