IWSG and Weekly News

Welcome to the March 2022 posting for Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG). If you haven’t already checked out the monthly crew, remedy your mistake by clicking on the image above. Here are the amazing four who are co-hosting this month: Janet Alcorn, Pat Garcia, Natalie Aguirre, and Shannon Lawrence!

The optional question this month is–have you ever been conflicted about writing a story or adding a scene to a story? How did you decide to write it or not?

I can’t say I’ve been conflicted about writing a story per se, but I have always been challenged by some aspect of what I’m writing. I write it anyway. Maybe I should even say that I have to write it if it challenges me. Being a masochist is part of the gig. Time for some news.

This first story involves a traveling hat. It could be a very simple explanation, but I prefer something far less simple–otherworldly maybe. 🙂

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mainedot-hard-hat-norway-sigbj%C3%B8rn-eide_n_620e78a7e4b0125130888ead

I’ve never seen a featherwing beetle before, but now I’m fascinated. The science of the natural world rocks!

I leave you with a song. Enjoy and I’ll 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. spunkonastick says:

    I read what challenges me – close enough?

    That beetle would not win any points for style and form. LOL

  2. There’s parts of writing that I find really challenging too. But like Annalisa said, they help you to be a better writer.

  3. That hat floated a long way.
    I try not to be a masochist. I’m just not that tough of a writer.

  4. I’ve always thought – and I think this was a piece of advice I heard at some point too – that you always should write the things that challenge you. It pushes you further in your craft, it takes you out of your comfort zone, and out of the normal cliches for whichever genre you write in. Keep challenging yourself!

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