IWSG and Weekly News

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Welcome back for another month of writers reaching out to writers. We’re a quivering, twittering mess with crunched up Kleenex and empty coffee pots, but we have stories to tell. Come hear them. Read them. In exchange? Coffee, lots and lots of coffee.

The wonderful co-hosts this month are Eva @ Lillicasplace,Crystal Collier, Sheena-kay Graham, Chemist Ken, LG Keltner, and Heather Gardner!

Prompt question for today – What writing rule do you wish you’d never heard?

I had to think hard about this one. There isn’t one specific rule that drives me crazy, but that’s mostly because I ignore anything that drives me crazy. 🙂

You think I’m kidding, don’t you? I’m not. If I had to give anyone writing advice, it would pertain to following the rules only as far as they advance your work. Since there isn’t a playbook writers can follow to craft “the story” that everyone will love, take all rules, advice and feedback for any value provided and chuck the rest.

Time for some news.

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This first story reminds me of the guy who burned his house down killing a spider with a flame thrower. I think there are much easier ways to get rid of old Christmas trees. But then again … Mythbusters should probably hire this guy.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/exploding-christmas-tree-swedish-dynamite_us_585e341ae4b0d9a594587557?section=us_weird-news

Nice move. This cop is a good guy.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/22/policeman-shows-speeding-motorist-do-tie/

In science news this week, yet another layer in the extinction of certain dinosaurs. Not only does this more fully develop our understanding, but it loosely informs my WIP. Win-win.

http://www.livescience.com/57368-dinosaurs-eggs-long-incubation-time.html

That’ll do it for me tonight. 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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4 Responses to IWSG and Weekly News

  1. lexacain says:

    Blowing up Christmas trees is awful and mean. Typical childish man. Nice cop though! Very interesting about the dinosaurs. I love that type of info, like gazelles in Africa’s young are born with no scent so predators can’t find them, and some can walk and run within a day. I guess that’s why they aren’t extinct. Not all readers will love everything, but by knowing craft well (and there are a ton of books and articles about it) can help a writer understand how to create a good book that will increase their chances of reader love. 🙂

  2. It’s nice to hear about the good police officers – of which there are many more than the not so good.

  3. spunkonastick says:

    That was really nice of that officer. He helped him with the tie and and only gave him a warning.

  4. Use what you need as far as rules. As a friend used to say – chew the meat and spit the bone.
    Sorry, I really enjoyed seeing that tree blow up.
    Happy 2017!

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