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.
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.
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’.
You can do the same at home. They used fabric covers, cardboard to give the body structure, and heat-activated glue to adhere the cover to the cardboard.
How sweet! I have a couple books I made for school but I had to do them at home.
Still nice to have them, isn’t it?
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.
I don’t hate you. I feel sorry that you’re missing out on the life-changing gift that is coffee. 😜