Wednesday, March 3, 2021

IWSG: The Genre Preference
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Writers have a genre preference in story-creating but is it the same for those downtime moments when they reach for something to read?  Welcome to the question of the month!

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Whenever I read fiction, it's typically the genre I love to write about and that's romance! It captures my heart every time! There are those rare moments I am up for the challenge to write outside of my genre like I had with IWSG's Anthology Contest on Dark Matter (it is sci-fi and I didn't include romance).

I mainly read romance because I find it inspiring! It fuels my muse and every dull moment, though I rarely come across those in a day.

I once had a friend tell me that writers must be avid readers of all sorts of books. I digress; I have been writing for over thirty years and have not felt the need to read horror. I am, however, open to trying genres outside of my comfort zone, but the elements of the book (plot, setting, and characters) must speak to me before I give the book a try.

How about you? Do you only read what you write? Do you believe that all writers must read everything under the sun?

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

IWSG: Blogosphere Friendship
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February's question is: Blogging is more than sharing stories. It’s often the start of special friendships and relationships. Have you made any friends through the blogosphere?

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It is true, wherever a person goes, they take a chance at meeting new people and forming new bonds of friendship. I've met so many lovely bloggers the past ten years and it is exciting to stumble across them on other social platforms. It's like coming across them at the grocery store after only seeing them at writers conferences.

One of the best events I've made friends on the blogosphere was during the A to Z challenge! It's like speed dating, friendship style!

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It is so nice to have you recognize me as well and be just as enthusiastic.

What about you? What has been your experience with friendship building on the blogosphere?

Thanks to the co-hosts: Louise - Fundy Blue , Jennifer Lane, Mary Aalgaard, Patsy Collins at Womagwriter, and Nancy Gideon!

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

#IWSG: Other People's Books & anthology Winners!
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January 6 question - Being a writer, when you're reading someone else's work, what stops you from finishing a book/throws you out of the story/frustrates you the most about other people's books?

Characters that I can't empathize with as well as forcing me to believe something just because the author said so.

A good author is like a good waiter: if they do their job right, you will never notice them. 

IWSG Anthology winners!!!
Dark Matter: Artificial

An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology

Discover dark matter’s secrets…

What is an AI’s true role? Will bumbling siblings find their way home from deep space? Dark matter is judging us—are we worthy of existence? Would you step through a portal into another reality? Can the discoverer of dark matter uncover its secrets?

Ten authors explore dark matter, unraveling its secrets and revealing its mysterious nature. Featuring the talents of Stephanie Espinoza Villamor, C.D. Gallant-King, Tara Tyler, Mark Alpert, Olga Godim, Steph Wolmarans, Charles Kowalski, Kim Mannix, Elizabeth Mueller, and Deniz Bevan.

Hand-picked by a panel of agents, authors, and editors, these ten tales will take readers on a journey across time and space. Prepare for ignition!

Release date: May 4, 2021
Print ISBN 9781939844828 $14.95
EBook ISBN 9781939844835 $4.99
Science Fiction: Collections & Anthologies (FIC028040) / Space Exploration (FIC028130) / Genetic Engineering (FIC028110)

What are your pet peeves when it comes to reading other people's books? Have you been able to suspend your disbelief while reading a poorly-written book?