IWSG and Weekly News


It is the first Wednesday of the month once again, so it’s time for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG). If you are a writer who needs support, join us. Click the link above and fly off to the sign up. It’s worth it. Do it, do it. 🙂

Our fantastic co-hosts this month are Jenni Enzor, Beth Camp, Liesbet, Tyrean Martinson, and Sandra Cox!

The optional question for this month is–there have been many industry changes in the last decade, so what are some changes you would like to see happen in the next decade?

I would like to see the industry weather the pandemic. I want our bookstores, especially the indies, our publishers, and all us writers to make it through with markets intact and with stories to help inspire our collective lives. We need stories, and we, especially, need to connect with each other through the lives of characters. So much processing takes place in the pages of fiction.

Heavy, I know. Time for some silly news and a song. Heavy and light today.


It may be the only time he’ll pretend to be Bigfoot, but it is brilliant.


In science news, flying snakes. It’s fascinating how much we can learn through 3D-modeling their movements, but I would gone if I saw a snake flying through the air.


Last up, my “keep going and write until your fingers bleed” song.


That’s all folks. See you 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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8 Responses to IWSG and Weekly News

  1. Janet Crum says:

    I too really hope small bookstores will survive the pandemic. I also wonder if the pandemic will have more long-term effects on how people read and how books are sold. With libraries and bookstores closed for so long, I suspect more people have shifted to e-readers. I wonder if that will continue as things open up.

  2. I’m really hoping small stores survive this year.

    I never knew snakes could “fly.” The only time I’ve seen one flying was in May when we looked up and saw a hawk with one in his claws. (Fortunately we were in our car – I saw a video once where a Bald Eagle picked a water moccasin out of the water and then dropped it in the middle of the people filming him. LOL! What were the odds?)

  3. My local bookshop is opening again today and so many people can’t wait! We need literature to make sense of the world and to escape it.

    Snakes? Nope, not even clicking on the link 🙂

    That track is awesome – I don’t think I’ve heard it before.

  4. No, it’s a genuine sentiment.
    Funny way to sell a house.
    And I don’t want to see flying snakes either.

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