IWSG and Weekly News


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.
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?




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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