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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

IWSG February 2024 - Modestly Remarkable

Welcome readers, writers, authors, and bloggers!

We're glad you're here! It's the First Wednesday of the month when we celebrate IWSG Day in the form of a blog hop featuring members and guests of the Insecure Writer's Support GroupFounded by author Alex Cavanaugh (Thank you, Captain!) and fostered by like-minded associates, IWSG is a comfortable place to share views and literary news as we record our journeys. Check out the February newsletter here.

The awesome co-hosts for the February 7 posting of the IWSG are:  Janet Alcorn, SE White, Victoria Marie Lees, and Cathrina Constantine!

Today’s entirely optional question:  What turns you off when visiting an author’s website/blog? Lack of information? A drone of negativity? Little mention of the author’s books? The constant mention of books?

I’m not usually shopping when I visit author websites; I’m visiting. So, I’m not keen on sales pitches. But I appreciate the blurbs. I love author blogs because they invariably offer tantalizing tidbits of interest about the author, clues as to why they write what they do, and how they go about marketing. What inspires the author, and where do they store that endless supply of confidence?

“Dare to be remarkable” ~ Jane Gentry

Have you ever noticed how you meet the nicest people in the Greeting Card aisle? Can you imagine meeting someone who would one day change your life in a cemetery? Charles Dickens, born on this day in 1812 with a knack for creating indelible characters, wrote a classic novel around this premise. Have you read “Great Expectations”?

It’s Library Lover’s Month, and we’re right in the middle of Freelance Writers Week. 2024 is a Leap Year, so a few good people might be walking around with an extra birthday later this month. Leap Day is otherwise known as National Time Refund Day.

I love a good mystery, especially when it gets solved, and I wonder how I missed it. Hopefully, between tonight as I write and tomorrow when we meet again, I will have figured out how a perfectly good tub of homemade Red Chile ended up in my washing machine! To Be Continued…

Happy writing!