Who are you calling a dinkus?
When we introduced our sponsorship package in September, we loved the idea of linking sponsorship with bookish ideas.
While books are only one way to tell a story, they’re definitely a favourite for us!
So we named our sponsor tiers with a little bit of tongue in cheek.
‘Library’, ‘Book’, ‘Chapter’ ‘Page’ and ‘Dinkus‘.
What’s that you say? What on earth is a dinkus? At first hearing it sounds like something a bit negative. Something we might like to avoid calling a sponsor…
But a dinkus is actually a very useful part of a story’s structure. It marks a break in the text. Not as significant as a chapter break, it encourages the reader to take a breath. A dinkus says ‘change is coming’.
Here’s one we prepared earlier.
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There’s even a whole article about the dinkus on the Paris Review website – for you literary types. We love the last line of the article in particular “Much like the stars, the dinkus is a point of navigation.”
With that in mind if you’d like to support Mansfield Readers and Writers with a small donation, please don’t be offended if we thank you for being a dinkus. We say it with love and we’ll value your support like a sailor values the Acrux and Gacrux stars in the Southern Cross.