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Time for the monthly meeting of the Insecure Writers Support Group(IWSG) blog hop!
Internet Writers Support Group Blog Hop
First Wednesday of every month.
What is IWSG? Founder of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group and author Alex J Cavanaugh explains the group's purpose is "to share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!" You're invited to become a member of this supportive group.
The group blogs the first Wednesday of every month. The list of bloggers is always available so you can hop around to the author blogs filled with humor, advice, and thought-provoking topics on writing and publishing. You can find the list of participants at Alex's IWSG page. I hope you'll take some time to visit the diverse list of bloggers.
IWSG Question for the Month
Question: What are your pet peeves when reading/writing/editing?
In reading I am annoyed when reading a series and and the ending doesn't tie up the loose ends of the story. Instead the author doesn't resolve the conflict, but instead touts the fact you'll have to buy her next book(s) to find out the ending.
In writing, my own writing, I hate the fact I use cliches. I depend on my writers group to discover them and help me re-word the idea in a creative way. Read my post on Lidy Wilks blog, Paving My Road to Writing, and you'll see what I mean....
In editing my work, I use passive voice. That's okay to just get the words down on paper, but it does take longer to find and reword the sentence so it is in active voice. I also overuse the word "just."
Do you have words you overuse too? Leave a comment below and let us know. Thanks.
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August is a bittersweet month with days of sun and fun still ahead, but also school starts so the carefree time will turn into schedule and commitments. Enjoy what's left of the "good ole summertime" at least in the Northern hemisphere.
|You're invited to join the Summer Readers Circle this Friday, August 4,
when audiobook author Miss Mae joins us to answer the questions
about her amazing audiobook, Catch Me If You Can.
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