#IWSG April 7th, 2021
I revamped my sign up for my free read. In the back of my short story collection, Magic Born or Magic Cursed? I am offering a serialized origin story to subscribers only in that same world. The first two episodes are in my book. I plan to release episode three and four end of April or early May to subscribers.
I am working on another serialized short for Christmas. I plan to release first to my email subscribers, and then put into a boxset on Amazon Christmas.
My first book of my Space Opera is at the midpoint, about 36, 000 words in. I am outlining and starting a zero draft for my paranormal romance series, which is part of the Magic Born or Magic Cursed? series world.
I have a few short stories to write for the Grumpy Old Gods series too. I hope to have another release for Amazon in couple of months as well. Funny, the busier I get the more writing I do. I really need to get a handle on my time management. I am better but still a struggle. My system has improved a bit, but still working on it.
My muse keeps finding all these projects for me to write–go figure!
IWSG APRIL 7TH, 2021
IWSG April 7TH, 2021
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!
Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer – aim for a dozen new people each time. Be sure to link to this page and display the badge in your post. And please be sure your avatar links back to your blog! Otherwise, when you leave a comment, people can’t find you to comment back.
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APRIL 7TH question – April 7 question – Are you a risk-taker when writing? Do you try something radically different in style/POV/etc. or add controversial topics to your work?
I don’t know, pretty sure the answer is no–but not intentional at any rate. I don’t like drama, so if I do, it is not just for the sake of causing a stir or being popular.
In fiction, probably do, for the sake of the story I am telling and, or to enhance adventure, or create a fighting cause because of the journey I am taking the reader on.
However, I don’t use fiction as controversial message platform, and I don’t like reading fiction that does. If comes across as opinion of the author rather than simply great storytelling I’m done. If it is overt enough to slap me in the face over story, I won’t like it.
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IWSG GOODREAD BOOK CLUB!
Our April/May reads are…
The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel is our fiction selection that offers a great use and example of description.
Deep Point of View (Busy Writer’s Guides Book 9) by Marcy Kennedy is our writing craft book with a focus on deep POV view.
Discussion Day for both books will be May 26, 2021!
JOIN US for our current discussions on Ghost Light and Preparing to Write Settings that Feel Like Characters.
Our books below.
Author of Life of PI Yann Martel
A Busy Writer’s Guide by March Kennedy
May 5, 2021 @ 10:48
Missed you today, Juneta. Hope you’re doing well.
April 9, 2021 @ 10:04
Ha, You’re doing enough risk-taking just by writing in all those different genres.
I read for entertainment, not to be preached at. I’ve got other sources for those. Glad you’re keeping busy.
L. Diane Wolfe
April 8, 2021 @ 13:05
No one wants to be slapped with a message while reading.
April 7, 2021 @ 20:11
As usual, it looks like you’re very, very busy. Lucky you. 🙂
Anna from elements of emaginette
C. Lee McKenzie
April 7, 2021 @ 12:17
Glad you’re still hard at work and doing what you love to do, Juneta.
April 7, 2021 @ 10:21
You sound very busy, Juneta. I wish I had your energy. I didn’t intentionally write about racism in Matowak. I was surprised when one of my readers picked up on that. I was simply writing from my character’s POV and that’s what came out. But she was angry in the beginning.
April 7, 2021 @ 07:28
Sounds like you’ve got a lot of projects that you’re working on now. Good luck with them all! And I don’t enjoy books that focus on the message so much that they aren’t really a story.
Alex J. Cavanaugh
April 7, 2021 @ 07:28
You are busy writing – good for you!
I don’t use fiction as controversial message platform – neither do I and I don’t read for it either.