IWSG APRIL 1ST: Surviving the Pandemic
COME SEE ME!
I am on the Insecure Writer’s Support Group Blog today.
No this is not an April Fool prank.
Today I am doing the welcome post on IWSG since it is also the start of the A to Z Challenge.
This post has been rescheduled for June 8th on the IWSG Blog. You can find my post there then, “An Expansive Mini Guide For Structuring Your Short Story.”
The IWSG Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! SIGN UP AND JOIN IN HERE!
April 1st Co-Hosts:
IWSG OPTIONAL QUESTION: The IWSG’s focus is on our writers. Each month, from all over the globe, we are a united group sharing our insecurities, our troubles, and our pain. So, in this time when our world is in crisis with the Covid-19 pandemic, our optional question this month is:
How are things in your world?
Just a shout out from my part of the world:
So far so good. We had some stock on hand for about 3 weeks including TP. No TP on the shelves or online unless paying more than normal or fair, but the world seems to be having this same experience. Schools shut down. Businesses and food joints shutting early some going to delivery only. All bars in Florida closed. My roomies are still working outside the house, but that might change, but I admit being cooped up with others 24/7 is not something I am looking forward to.
I may be glad I am retired from 911 Police/Fire/EMT Dispatch because when families spend too much time cooped up together like Thanksgiving and Christmas… Oh Boy! I suspect Corvid19 will keep emergency workers police, dispatchers and all other busy, busy, busy if they stay well. And I do so hope and pray they and all of us stay well.
UPDATE 04/01/2020 We are shut down through the end of April. Only essential businesses open.
Stay Safe. Stay Connected.
Blessings To ALL,
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IWSG APRIL 1ST:
I have two publications on Medium:
Most recent on my profile and in my own publications:
- 99 (Flash Fiction)
- Grumpy Old Harpies (Flash Fiction)
- Abducted By Aliens Blog Hop My story in 2020 Merry Alien Christmas
This year I have written several articles for other people’s publications on the Medium platform.
Other Medium publications.
- Frenemies: Mortal Wounds — A poem published in Poetry Palace.
- A Smile Is The Easiest Excercise In The World — Published in A Few Words publication.
- A Love Letter To Self — Published Middle-Pause Publication
- Obesity Masked My Menopause — Published in Middle-Pause Publication
- Life is a Tragedy. The Victorian’s Had It Right Or Did They? — Published in Change Your Mind Change Your Life Publication.
- A Maurader Christmas — Flash Fiction Published in Collaborative Collective
- Reflections of Choice — An Allegory Journal Entry in Character Voice Published in Predict Publication
IWSG APRIL 1ST:
IWSG Goodread’s Bookclub
Writers and Readers,
The Insecure Writer’s Support Group Book Club is for writers to read/learn about the writing craft. We will swap back and forth between craft books and fiction books that demonstrate aspects of storytelling.
We will read one book every two months.
There will be polls, free gifts, and a lot of Discussion Day fun.
No promo. Just writers reading books and discussing those books with other writers.
See Book Club/Posting Details for more information about the book club.
New IWSG Anthology Available May 5, 2020
Voyagers: The Third Ghost
AN INSECURE WRITER’S SUPPORT GROUP ANTHOLOGY
Journey into the past…
Will the third ghost be found before fires take more lives? Can everyone be warned before Pompeii is buried again? What happens if a blizzard traps a family in East Germany? Will the Firebird help Soviet sisters outwit evil during WWII? And sneaking off to see the first aeroplane – what could go wrong?
Ten authors explore the past, sending their young protagonists on harrowing adventures. Featuring the talents of Yvonne Ventresca, Katharina Gerlach, Roland Clarke, Sherry Ellis, Rebecca M. Douglass, Bish Denham, Charles Kowalski, Louise MacBeath Barbour, Beth Anderson Schuck, and L.T. Ward.
Hand-picked by a panel of agents, authors, and editors, these ten tales will take readers on a voyage of wonder into history. Get ready for an exciting ride!
Founded by author Alex J. Cavanaugh, the Insecure Writer’s Support Group offers support for writers and authors alike. It provides an online database; articles; monthly blog posting; Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram groups; #IWSGPit, and a newsletter. www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com
IWSG APRIL 1ST: WEP Challenge List For 2020
AUTHOR SPOTLIGHTS IN MARCH!
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