IWSG and Weekly News


Welcome back, all! Happy New Year! With the first Wednesday of 2018, we have another monthly posting of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group. This month’s question pertains to organizing and planning a schedule, which is not something I ever do. 😉 So, I have decided to promote the winners and upcoming publication of the IWSG Anthology Contest. Congratulations to all of the winners!

The winners of the 2017 IWSG Anthology Contest: TICK TOCK

Grand prize winner: A Stitch in Crime – Gwen Gardner  

Until Release  – Jemi Fraiser

The Tide Waits – Rebecca M. Douglass

Center Lane – Christine Clemetson

One More Minute – Mary Aalgaard

Reset – Tara Tyler

Three O’Clock Execution – S.R. Betler

The Little Girl in the Bayou – J.R. Ferguson

Cypress, Like the Tree – Yolanda Renée

Gussy Saint and the Case of the Missing Coed – C.D. Gallant-King

Special Mention:

Heartless – C. Lee McKenzie

Look for the anthology, Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime, late spring, 2018.


Time for some news.

This first story is a heart-warming tale of family reunification with a twist. Still a little holiday-inspired sappy, I know. Pretty cool, though.


How many holiday lights do you need to use to cause a bill this size? Dang.


From worms to chimps taking maternity leave, this next link shares the strangest science stories of 2017. Love!


That’ll do it for this week. See you again in seven.

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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10 Responses to IWSG and Weekly News

  1. Happy New Year! It is wonderful that you promoted the winning authors. Have a wonderful January!

  2. spunkonastick says:

    We always watch The Great Christmas Light Fight show in December and while some of those houses probably had big bills, none in the billions! LOL

  3. Wow – that’s one big electric bill!

  4. cecelia earl says:

    Congrats to the selected authors! Planning and maintaining a work schedule is my biggest job for 2018! (My non-pen name blog erica and christy forgot it was Wednesday yesterday and didn’t post for IWSG this month! Hopefully February doesn’t sneak up on me so quickly.) (Christy)

  5. Thanks for promoting the winners.
    Rather cool the brothers are already best friends. Trust me, that doesn’t happen often.
    Happy New Year!

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