IWSG and Weekly News

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Welcome to the November round of nervousness and insecurity. Adding in a fall month, especially the month with Thanksgiving, makes the twittering and hand wringing more special. Click the image above and take a peek. It will be quite an enjoyable peek–I promise. 🙂

A ton of thanks for our November co-hosts: Joylene Nowell Butler, Jen Chandler, Mary Aalgaard, Lisa Buie Collard, Tamara Narayan, Tyrean Martinson, and Christine Rains!

The question this month: What is your favorite aspect of being a writer?

So many sarcastic comments and internet memes of a writer sitting before an over-loaded desk spring to mind. I do have quite a wicked sarcastic streak. But as this can also be a REAL question–that’s right I capitalized the entire word to give it extra meaning, and realness–I suppose I’ll be good and simply answer the question directly.

The naked truth is: seeing my thoughts come alive. Although it is eminently challenging to get the words to truly capture the entirety of what I’ve built inside my head–dang, that place is confusing–I truly love watching how a single plot idea, character, or situation can grow and evolve into something that feels real. Alive. It is in those moments, in those scenes, where I suddenly also feel at my most alive. And that, my friends, is my favorite aspect of being a writer.

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Time for the news.

First up is the most messed up Wi-Fi password situation I’ve seen. That is just all kinds of wrong for those of us permanently connected to our devices.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/wifi-equation-code-restaurant_us_5815bbd4e4b064e1b4b30062?section=us_weird-news

Um … did the president of the Philippines just say he hears voices?

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/article111006522.html

This week’s science news could be huge for kids and parents dealing with the devastating effects of autism. Imagine holding the key to unlocking your child’s communication abilities.

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/training-parents-may-lessen-some-autism-symptoms-kids

That’s it for me, folks. See you in seven.

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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. spunkonastick says:

    It can be confusing in my head, too.

    I’m not sure God would threaten to kill everyone on a plane just to get one guy to stop cursing.

  2. Once they are out of our heads and on paper, they are tangible.
    I bet that Thai restaurant doesn’t even have WiFi…

  3. lexacain says:

    So you give life to your characters and scenes like…um…Dr. Frankenstein? Works for me!! LOL Holy crap, I don’t even know what that Greek letter in the equation means. No wifi for me! That Duterte guy is even sicker than Trump. There was a time when parents WEREN’T taught how to communicate better with their autistic children? That would seem like a no-brainer to me. Have a good week &weekend, Kim!!

    • kimlajevardi says:

      Yes, exactly like Dr. Frankenstein. 🙂 I think the trick with parents communicating with autistic kids is in the how. It is such a tricky condition that I can imagine the devil is definitely in the details.

  4. Those magical writing moments are everything. Thanks for the interesting news items! Have a great week!

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