IWSG and Weekly News



Time for another installment of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group. Duh, duh, duh… It would be so much better if I knew how to link dramatic music to those words, but I digress. 🙂 If you haven’t already checked out the pool of talent that hops blogs monthly, do it. Click on the image and get whisked away. 

On to my insecurity for the month. And once again, it’s not really an insecurity. I’m all a twitter (no, not that kind of twitter) for the writer’s conference I’m going to this weekend. I’m looking forward to the sessions, the Master Class (I’m taking one on writing a series 😮 ), the keynotes and my pitch session. I love it all. Some people have asked if the money spent is worth it, and without a doubt, my answer is YES. If you haven’t tried a writing conference, consider this a recommendation. 🙂

By the way, wish me luck in my pitch session. My manuscript is as twittery as I am. 


Now on to the Weekly News

In my first unearthed nugget, I found myself asking a couple of key questions. First, is that really what her parents paid an arm and a leg for her to go to college for? And second, isn’t feeding animals ALWAYS how you get them to do stuff? Is that really whispering?


Penn State Student Gains Rep as Squirrel Whisperer

And in this piece, turns out we were training for survival amongst hippos when we played games as kids. Who knew?


Hungry Hippos Battle for Food…

In science news this week, volcanoes. I LOVE them! My little science-dork heart goes pitter patter whenever I see footage of eruptions, and Iceland’s volcanoes have been the source of that heart rhythm this past week. For anyone else out there that loves a good display of volcanic activity, enjoy. 🙂

Footage of Iceland’s Volcanic Eruption

Have a fantastic week and weekend. I know I will. 🙂

About kimlajevardi

I am a forty-something-year-old writer. I'm currently drafting my second book. I've also written short stories, poems, and some non-fiction over the last several years. My interest in writing formed during countless hours with my nose tucked in books. I may have even been clutching a novel as I was born. :)
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8 Responses to IWSG and Weekly News

  1. I hope everything went well at the conference and that you enjoyed it. I do get nervous at them, but then I throw myself into the atmosphere.

    • kimlajevardi says:

      I think nerves are part and parcel of getting to run into agents and editors. I push myself as well. This year I took the chance on reading the first few pages of my manuscript in front of a large group. Scary, but a good experience.

  2. Have a great time at the conference. I’ve never been to one before – I’m not sure they are the same kind of experience in the UK, but I want to find out one day 🙂

  3. You’ll do great, Kim! Practice until you can recite it in your sleep.

  4. I always get nervous and excited before writer’s conferences, too. I have one next weekend and I’m super excited about it! It’s my first year going when my book will be out on the table with all the other published books all weekend. Yay!

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