readers, writers, authors, and bloggers!
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 Group. Founded 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
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
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
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…