It is time once again for my monthly posting for The Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG). This month I am also happy to be able to co-host. If you haven’t looked through the array of blogs that participate, rectify your oversight right now by clicking on the picture above and then surfing the links. Do it!
Optional monthly question – What is your favorite writing craft book? Think of a book that every time you read it you learn something or you are inspired to write or try the new technique. And why?
Good question! My new favorite is Story Genius by Lisa Kron. It is an amazing how-to on using your MC’s internal struggle as a third rail to build a story which invests readers and makes every page worth turning. It has been a game-changer in the drafting of my third book, increasing both character and story depth as well as the speed with which I write. I recommend it to anyone who wants to level up.
Happy Wednesday! It’s the last one for July 2021, onward to August, even if the temps we’re facing could roast the sun. Hot days deserve music. Enjoy a few songs instead of news pieces today, these and a bowl of ice cream of your choice of course. 😉
Tis yet another Wednesday in 2021. A hot, summer Wednesday where the news of the weird is needed to distract once again. I definitely found distraction-worthy pieces, and a song. I never forget the song. 😉
Welcome to the first Wednesday of the month which means it’s time for my Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) post. If you are a writer in need of a posse of insecure comrades, join. If you’re just a curiosity seeker, click the image above to find the blogs of participating writers. It’s a win either way.
Optional question: How long do you shelve your first draft?
I prefer to let my rough draft breathe for a few weeks. Subsequent drafts get far less time between, but I definitely need more after the first one to reconcile the words my wild drafting brain spits onto the page.
Time to feed the news-loving side slice of my brain.