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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

IWSG November 2020


Welcome readers, writers, authors, and bloggers!

It’s Aviation History Month – did you know that bumblebees have been spotted above 18 thousand feet? While my meager talent consists mostly of creating on, rather than with paper, I understand that an American team of two holds the record for Paper Airplane flying distance (226 feet), the record for “time aloft” (27.9 seconds) was set in 2010 by (not surprisingly) the chairman of the Japan Origami Airplane Association ;-)

Is it any wonder that International Stress Awareness Day is celebrated the day after Election Day? No matter, we can choose to celebrate National Candy Day while composing the next 2 – 3 thousand words in honor of National Novel Writing Month!

For the eleventh time this year, it’s the First Wednesday of the month when we celebrate IWSG Day, in the form of a blog hop featuring all of the members of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. Founded by Alex Cavanaugh and fostered by like-minded associates, IWSG is a place to share the fabulous views and exciting news that occurs along our fascinating writing journeys. Pull up a chair and join us!

Our awesome co-hosts for this month’s posting of the IWSG are Jemi Fraser, Kim Lajevardi, L.G Keltner, Tyrean Martinson, and Rachna Chhabria! 

November 4 question - Albert Camus once said, “The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.” Flannery O’Conner said, “I write to discover what I know.” Authors across time and distance have had many reasons to write. Why do you write what you write?

I love these quotes, don’t you as well?

In answer to the question:

Writers write what often can’t be said without interruption.

In a writer’s world, words are shared as dinner mints; confections crafted with hope and baked with resolve to melt a heart or dip a mind into something uniquely created by the writer – I liken satisfied readers to delighted eaters as the cook, looking on, beams from the kitchen doorway.

Happy writing, everyone. Oh! And, Happy Thanksgiving!