Insecure Writer’s Support Group
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IWSG AUGUST 2nd
August 3 Question: What are your pet peeves when reading/writing/editing?
Pet Peeves: That my eyes read over errors in my own writing, so aggravating. That my brain lies to me, convincing my eyes they see words that are not really there, but it’s not until the 50th read over that I catch their absence, or worse once it goes live.
I hate, hate when I confuse voice tense switching past and third and I don’t spot it. It can be embarrassing when it is pointed out. Makes me want to slap my forehead. I am much more tolerant of others than I am of my own writing.
Reading wise: Hard to read font or funky formatting in my Kindle reader. If I can get into a story I don’t notice the mistakes unless they are GLARING. This means I really have to pay attention when beta reading if the story grabs me or else I will have to read it twice.
AUGUST IWSG Author Spotlight is on two Author’s this month. This months highlighted authors appeared in my Author Spotlight in July.
For months, Breeze Brannigan has heard nothing from Cam, the prince she met at school and who disappeared one night, without telling her goodbye. On the night, she graduates from middle school, however, he contacts her and invites her to visit Isla del Fuego, his home. Who could refuse such an invitation?
Breeze along with her whole family and best friends, Amy and Allison, soon sail to the island, where she and Cam renew their friendship. But danger lurks; a legend comes to life; and Breeze finds herself in the middle of a battle that can have one winner.
Scarred. Scared. Alone. Can sixteen-year-old Shawna Stone overcome her inner suffering and transcend the past?
Shawna has spent the first sixteen years of her life in Las Vegas and learned to handle anything from a Las Vegas hustle to skipping out on the rent. Damaged inside and out, she’s survived with a tough, hardened attitude. When her mother abandons her, with only a bus ticket and the name and number of a stranger to call, this troubled, desperate teen finds herself on a California horse ranch with Kay Stone, the steely, youngish grandmother she’s never known.