IWSG and Weekly News

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It’s the beginning of May, and as such, it’s time for another posting of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG). The fantastic co-hosts for this posting are Lee Lowery,Juneta Key, Yvonne Ventresca, and T. Powell Coltrin!

The optional question for this month is: What was an early experience where you learned that language had power?

I don’t have a single incident about the specific power of language, but I do have an important experience with the power of books. In my elementary school they had a “publishing company.” It was a small office replete with thin cardboard, fabric swatches, and glue. I sent multiple books through that company–two of which I still have. The power to make my own books when I was a huge reader from a line of readers was immensely powerful. I owe a lot to whoever set that up.

Time for some news.
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This first story shows the ability of government officials to believe utter nonsense. Coffee is most definitely necessary for survival. What is wrong with them?

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-swiss-coffee/swiss-government-says-coffee-not-essential-stockpiling-to-end-idUSKCN1RM226

Oops.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-texas-judge/texas-civil-court-judge-accidentally-resigns-idUSKCN1RE1M9

And in science news, an asteroid with water. Asteroids such as Itokawa could have been a source of water on early Earth. So cool!

That’ll do it for today. See you back here 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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6 Responses to IWSG and Weekly News

  1. Liz Hinds says:

    What a fantastic school that must have been! My grand-daughter has been asking me about self-publishing and she’s only 9. She and her friend want to write a series. If only they had your ‘publishing company’.

  2. How sweet! I have a couple books I made for school but I had to do them at home.

  3. What a cool thing for your teacher to set up for the kids. That’s great you still have two books.
    Not a coffee drinker, so I have to agree it’s not necessary. Don’t hate me.

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