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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

IWSG August 2022 Original Hooks and Generous Lines


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 all of the members 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 the views and literary news from our perspective writing desks as we record our journeys. Check out the August newsletter here

Our awesome co-hosts for this month's posting of the IWSG are:  Tara Tyler, Lisa Buie Collard, Loni Townsend, and Lee Lowery! 

This month’s optional question is: When you set out to write a story, do you try to be more original or do you try to give readers what they want?

Unless it is a sequel or part of a series, I'm not thinking of the reader when I set out to write a new story. Yet. My routine is writing, editing, revising, repeating, then revealing. Reader reviews will come soon enough. And they don’t mind letting us know ;-)

One sweet reader I call Goldilocks contacted me regarding the ending to Cotton’s Place before she’d finished reading the book, “Blue’s not gonna die, is he?” Bless her heart. I’ll never tell. But does Goldilocks dictate the ending? Are we writing the story or am I? Do I care what she thinks? You bet I do. And I’m elated that since she likes this character so much, there’s a good chance she’ll love the ones she hasn’t met yet ;-)

Last month was a bit crazy, so I’ve got some catching up on visiting to do this month. See ya around!

Oh! One more thing:

Q: Why, even on the hottest of days, do writers always feel chilly?

A: They are surrounded by drafts.