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Wednesday, March 1, 2023

IWSG Mar 2023 Somewhere between


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 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 from our perspective writing desks as we record our journeys. Check out the March newsletter here

Besides my humble self, our awesome co-hosts this month are:  Tonya Drecker, Bish Denham, Olga Godim, and JQ Rose!   Feel free to hop around and say hello to everyone!

The optional question for this month is:  Have you ever read a line in novel or a clever plot twist that caused you to have author envy?

Absolutely! Most recently, a line in a short story made me stop and read the line again:

If you trust there’s nothing under your bed you never have to come face to face with it.” 

Keep Calm and Carry On by Harvey Stanbrough

Often, the simple lines –or phrases- have the greatest impact. A dear friend of mine once conveyed an unforgettable lesson (once was all we needed) when he said that if the towel is dirty after you wash your hands, you’re not doing something right.

Does anyone remember the line (paragraph, really) in Million Dollar Baby:

“I just hope he found some place where he could find a little peace. A place set in the cedars and the oak trees. Somewhere between nowhere and goodbye. But that’s probably wishful thinking.” ~ Morgan Freeman / Eddie “Scrap Iron” Dupris

I don’t think I’d have watched the movie if not for that humanizing expression.

And now I’m off to see what everyone else is talking about – See ya soon!