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A book of inspiring exercises and essays for the creative writer with a focus on passion, play, and powerful storytelling.
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    A thank you in our hearts and a hug next time we see you. Our love and thanks are yours.

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    A digital copy of the book.

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    A signed copy of the book and a digital copy.

    Plus that love and thanks mentioned earlier. Much of it!

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    A custom Typewriter Rodeo poem based on a word, idea, or phrase that you submit.

    And a signed copy of the book and a digital copy.

    And our only slightly inappropriate love and thanks.

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    A thank you in the acknowledgments of the book, a custom Typewriter Rodeo poem based on a word, idea, or phrase that you submit.

    And a signed copy of the book and a digital copy.

    And - BOOM - a thunderstorm of our love and thanks.

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    A one-on-one hour-long writing or creativity consultation with Owen or Jodi.

    And a signed copy of the book and a digital copy.

    Plus, yes, it's true, also our love and also our thanks.

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    A private reading—Owen can read from his novels or short stories, he can attend your book group, or we can read from This Word Now.

    And a signed copy of the book and a digital copy.

    And a heaping bowl of our love with a side order of thanks.

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    The combo package! You get a private reading—Owen can read from his novels or short stories, he can attend your book group, or we can read from This Word Now. PLUS a one-on-one hour-long writing or creativity consultation with Owen or Jodi. PLUS signed copies of all of Owen's books, and a signed and digital copy of This Word Now. And a unicorn will perform the dance of thanks across a rainbow in your honor.

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    A manuscript edit conducted by Owen or Jodi. We can offer feedback on any written works—screenplays, novels, memoirs, essays, short stories. We can also work with you on performance and storytelling techniques.

    And a signed copy of the book and a digital copy.

    Our love and thanks will decorate your life like Spanish moss and moonlight.

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    Typewriter Rodeo at your event! This package gets you four typists crafting improvised poems on vintage typewriters at your event for two hours. Your guests offer up suggestions, and we write poems on the spot. We’ve written poems at such events and locales as weddings, school fundraisers, the UT Co-Op, the Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio, and the Austin Mini Maker Faire.

    And a signed copy of the book and a digital copy.

    Our endless love and thanks.
    (Note: Love and thanks should be consumed 5 to 6 days after opening.)

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    A workshop or retreat for the group of your choice. This package includes a three hour workshop tailored to your audience. We’ve done workshops for groups of all sizes and all ages. Bring us to your business, your book club, or your family reunion, or donate our workshop to your kid’s school or your favorite nonprofit.

    And five signed and digital copies of the book.

    Our love and thanks will spice your supper and ease your spiritual plumbing.

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    A workshop, retreat, or performance for the group of your choice.
    This package includes an all-day retreat or workshop tailored to your audience. We’ve done workshops for groups of all sizes and all ages. Bring us to your business, your book club, or your family reunion, or donate our workshop to your kid’s school or your favorite nonprofit.

    And five signed copies and digital copies of the book.

    Our love and thanks glimmers like stars and taffy and the highly polished lenses of motorcycle cops.

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    A multi-day personalized workshop for you and your group. Plus a performance featuring us! And ten signed copies and digital copies of the book. And a wild buffalo stampede of love, and a blazing bonfire of thanks.

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    The World of Owen and Jodi! This wacky package gets you insider access to our crazy world for a year—a full set of all our published books, five custom poems from Typewriter Rodeo, and two guest passes for any shows we perform for a year.

    And a signed copy of the book and a digital copy.

    And, if you choose to accept it, our love and/or thanks and/or lovethanks. (Thankslove is also available, but only through special order.)

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