IWSG & Weekly News

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It’s once again that time. Another month, another posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG). Thank you to our fabulous co-hosts this month: Stephen Tremp, Pat Garcia, Angela Wooldridge, Victoria Marie Lees, and Madeline Mora-Summonte!

Today’s question – What do you love about the genre you write in most often?

My favorite thing about the fantasy genre, the genre of choice for my current WIP, is the possibilities. Fantasy has many tropes that readers expect and many character types who often populate its worlds, and yet, within those areas, there are so many combinations. Fantasy readers also seem more open to the unusual which seems unique within the book world. I love the openness and extent of the creative field open to me.

What about you? What’s your favorite genre to read?

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Time for the news.We are on the cusp of the start of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. Two more days. Two. I wasn’t as excited before now, but looking up the start dates just made it real. February 9th. I’m stoked. Who else is excited?

This first story shows images of the cutest Olympic cheerleaders I’ve seen. I just want to hold them and squish them all.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/squirrels-ready-winter-olympics_us_5a70cf7ae4b0a6aa48741117?section=us_weird-news

This has many interesting applications but seems incredible creepy to me. Twilight Zone began playing in my head as I read it.

https://www.livescience.com/61630-human-uber-teleoperated-stranger.html

And in science news, the asteroid did more than strike the earth to kill the dinosaurs. Scientists long ago added increased volcanism to the mix, but I had no idea that the asteroid strike could trigger the eruptions. Our planet is so interesting!

https://www.usnews.com/news/news/articles/2018-02-07/dinosaur-killing-space-rock-may-have-triggered-sea-volcanoes

That’ll do it for me tonight. See you back here in seven. We’ll be five days into the Olympics by then. 🙂

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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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12 Responses to IWSG & Weekly News

  1. I’m in awe of the fantasy writers who build these amazing and unique worlds from scratch, complete with rules, laws, dress codes, languages etc.

    We have a lone skier in the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. At the opening ceremony, Connor Wilson looked a little lonely carrying the flag… but excited and proud!
    He will take to the slopes in his first event – the Men’s Giant Slalom – in the early hours of Sunday 18 February.

    Happy Writing!
    Writer In Transit

  2. Victoria Marie Lees says:

    Fantasy allows for the imagination to run wild. I always think that if we start with truth or fact and then jump from there, it makes for better fiction. We ground the reader in possibilities. Thanks for sharing this. I’ll be sure to follow your blog and connect with you on social media.
    http://victoriamarielees.blogspot.com

  3. patgarcia says:

    I am a voracious reader and love to read from all genres with the exception of horror.
    Wishing you all the best with your writing.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

  4. spunkonastick says:

    The squirrels were adorable even if it wasn’t real.

  5. I think Human Uber has much more fiction potential than real life application – like a really creepy episode of Black Mirror!

  6. Why would you want to hire someone wearing your face? That was weird.
    Fantasy does allow for more out-there ideas, just like science fiction. Since we don’t know for certain what’s out there, anything could be out there.

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