IWSG & Weekly News

Another month, another posting for The Insecure writer’s Support Group (IWSG). Our awesome co-hosts are J Lenni Dorner, Janet Alcorn, PJ Colando, Jenni Enzor, and Diane Burton!

July’s optional question is—If you could live in any book world, which one would you choose?

This is so tough because I love so many book worlds. But if I have to choose one today, it would be the science fantasy/horror world conceived by Seanan McGuire in Middlegame. It wouldn’t be easy to step into its pages, but getting to be a firsthand observer to the world-changing alchemy that rewrites time itself would be amazing. So amazing I wouldn’t even miss the news, but alas …😉

This first story features a bird which helped a kangaroo escape, and it wasn’t even an Australian bird.


I had to share the science deets about how sea anemones launch their venomous stingers with y’all today because—well, I just had to know.


I leave you with an oldie but goodie. 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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11 Responses to IWSG & Weekly News

  1. Damyanti Biswas says:

    An interesting perspective! I’m definitely intrigued 🙂

  2. spunkonastick says:

    That kangaroo! Looks like he just wanted to play ball.

  3. i haven’t read Middlegame, but I wouldn’t want to be in a horror world. Glad it works for you.

  4. Not familiar with Middlegame.
    Not often you see a kangaroo play soccer.
    I was in high school when that song came out…

  5. jlennidorner says:

    I haven’t read Middlegame. But cool pick.
    For the IWSG July prompt asking which book world I would live in, I narrowed it down to three choices.
    One is a short-story I published. One is from a popular series. And one is better known from television, but there are books. It’s all on my blog.
    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett
    Over at Operation Awesome, our Pass or Pages query contest is open this week with July’s family saga genre. Know any writers who might want to enter?

    J Lenni Dorner (he/him 👨🏽 or 🧑🏽 they/them) ~ Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge, OperationAwesome6 Debut Author Interviewer, Reference& Speculative Fiction Author

  6. I have also enjoyed some of McGuire’s work, though I haven’t read that one. I’ll have to check it out! @samanthabwriter from
    Balancing Act

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