Tag: #IWSG

Aug 07 2019

Writing Takes Author by Surprise #IWSG

August 7 question – Has your writing ever taken you by surprise? For example, a positive and belated response to a submission you’d forgotten about or an ending you never saw coming? A few twists I hadn’t planned haven’t planned over the years have taken me by surprise, or at least messed with whatever bit …

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Jul 27 2019

A Review of and Thoughts on “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret”

I’m jaded. (J’s gonna go on a rant. It might upset some of you. There’s probably an X icon you could click to leave at any time.) I had read “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” by Judy Blume before, as a sixth or seventh grader, because I had female friends who read it. …

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Jun 13 2019

Anah’s Plausibility Cage #WEPFF #FlashFiction #WEP #IWSG

wep wepff feedback preference chart

I had a tough time deciding what story to share this time. Ultimately, I went with a scene from ANAH ON TENTERHOOKS, the YA speculative fiction I’m working on turning into a novel. I’ve used this character for a WEP entry before. WEP Writing Contest link Scene set up– Anah and her parents are telepaths. …

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Jun 05 2019

#IWSG Favorite Genre to Write #SpecFic #SFF

Speculative Fiction Diagram

June 5 question: Of all the genres you read and write, which is your favorite to write in and why? My favorite genre to write is Speculative Fiction. annieneugebauer.com “Speculative fiction is an umbrella genre encompassing fiction with certain elements that do not exist in the real world, often in the context of supernatural, futuristic …

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May 27 2019

Giving Myself the Gift of Done Part 1

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I read Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff. It was on sale and I had a book credit, so why not? You know what? It was amazing! It really spoke to my kind of thinking. My review is a different post. I’m going over the notes here, doing the actions from …

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May 01 2019

Behind the Curtain of a Flash Fiction Story #WEP #IWSG

Let the potato rest

May 1 question – What was an early experience where you learned that language had power? My answer gets really dark, as it’s about using words to break the spirit of a child (me). And I’m not going there. So here’s something about language and writing, with an IWSG tie in, that ends with a …

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Apr 03 2019

#IWSG Wish for Help Writing a Scene

If you could use a wish to help you write just ONE scene/chapter of your book, which one would it be? (Existence series book two) The first kiss of two certain characters. Because it isn’t just a kiss and they aren’t human. So I need to emphasize the importance of what’s actually happening while also …

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Mar 31 2019

#BookReview Masquerade: Oddly Suited #IWSG Anthology

Masquerade: Oddly Suited #IWSG Anthology 2019 by L.G. Keltner, Jennifer Lane, Deborah Solice, C.D. Gallant-King, Elizabeth Mueller, Angela Brown, Myles Christensen, Chelsea Marie Ballard, Anstice Brown #WeNeedDiverseBooks #SpecFic #DebutAuthor (there are two first-time authors), Author I Haven’t Previously Read I enjoyed reading the ARC copy of Masquerade: Oddly Suited I was given in exchange for …

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Mar 06 2019

#IWSG Protagonist or Antagonist

March 6 question – Whose perspective do you like to write from best, the hero (protagonist) or the villain (antagonist)? And why? I mostly write from who I think of as the protagonist. We say hero and villain, but really it’s just a big goal versus an opposite big goal. P wants to save the …

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Oct 25 2018

Four Book Reviews

The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe I enjoyed the discussion of Chess. Hoyle (a game I’ve never heard of) comes up next, which I’m guessing is like poker, based on the book’s description. Telling me about a library in Paris… that’s always a quick way to entice this reader! I learned …

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Sep 05 2018

Indie Publishing Path Taken #IWSG #IndieAuthor #IARTG

This month’s IWSG prompt: What publishing path are you considering/did you take, and why? Three roads branch in a writer’s elections, It’s inadvisable to travel them all And being an author, long I sat with my reflections And explored traditional, the first direction To where it bent in the query sprawl; Then took the indie, …

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Aug 31 2018

Update On Goal Challenge To Keep Focus

#quote A goal without a plan is just a wish

https://gotgoalsbloghop.blogspot.com #GotGoalsBlogHop Thoughts from my WEPFF entry: – Intriguing that so many commenters thought Osiris to be a woman. It was based on a true story, but I changed names. I really thought I picked a manly name. “In Egyptian mythology, Osiris is the god of life, death, the flooding of the Nile and the …

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Jul 04 2018

IWSG July 2018 Goal Question

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Insecure Writers Support Group What are your ultimate writing goals, and how have they changed over time (if at all)? I’ve been taking part in a monthly goal blog hop, which posts on the last Friday of every month, since Feb 28, 2014. Thanks to that, I can answer this question in a fairly organized …

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Dec 30 2017

DEJA VU BLOGFEST #dejavu2017

Déjà vu Blogfest Most people see the latest blog post or a link from a social media share. Hidden gems from the year are missed! Like… did you know I was hit by a deer in November? (No, not a vehicle. Me. I was sitting on a rock in the woods, earbuds in… Which was …

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Oct 04 2017

#IWSG Showing My Writer Insecurity (Potato at the End)

http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/2017/08/the-insecure-writers-support-group-and.html On October 4, post a photo … with the IWSG logo. Then leave a comment that day at either the IWSG website’s post or the IWSG Facebook post directing us to your photo. (For information on Maize also being called Corn, click.) I’m sharing a series of images here. Using a very basic weaving …

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May 13 2016

#BoutOfBooks 16 Day 5 #freakyboutofbooks and #IWSG Parallels and #RelayForLife

#freakyboutofbooks on the blog of @JLenniDorner #boutofbooks

I won my copy of this excellent book from Sandra Cox’s giveaway. L. G. Keltner — Felix Was Here — The story reminds me of the Stepford Wives. It also reminds me of the book The Invasion of Tearling, the Lily parts that I loved so much. A great short story that I can imagine …

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Apr 11 2016

#atozchallenge I is for Insecure #WriteTip #IWSG Use the Zodiac @JunetaKey #CharacterSheet

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples I is for “Insecure” Book: The Insecure Writer’s Support Group Guide to Publishing and Beyond by Alex J. Cavanaugh, J. L. Campbell, Susan Gourley, Joylene Nowell Butler, L. Diane Wolfe, Lynda R. Young, Michelle …

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