IWSG NaNo or Not? 1 November 2017

IWSG Badge-smIt’s the first Wednesday of the month and that means Insecure Writer’s  Support Group (IWSG). The once per month blog fest invented by Alex J. Cavanaugh. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

The awesome co-hosts for the November 1 posting of the IWSG are Tonja Drecker, Diane Burton,  MJ Fifield, and
Rebecca Douglass!


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QUESTION: Win or not, do you usually finish your NaNo project? Have any of them gone on to be published?
 
ANSWER: Nope. Never started, so nothing to finish. I’ve been curious, but not enough to put myself under the daily commitment. 
 
If you’ve participated in NaNo, how did you deal with the daily commitment? Were you stressed? What did you gain?
 
For those in my camp, why didn’t you join the NaNo challenge?
 
Thank you for visiting. I’ll be stopping by your blog, too.
 

 

IWSG: “Have You Slipped Personal Info Into a Character?” Oct. 4, 2017

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It’s the first Wednesday of the month and that means Insecure Writer’s  Support Group (IWSG). The once per month blog fest invented by Alex J. Cavanaugh. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

The awesome co-hosts for the October 4 posting of the IWSG are Olga Godim, Chemist Ken, Jennifer Hawes, and Tamara Narayan!


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Before I answer this month’s question, I’d like to thank all of you that were able to find my blog site.

If by some miracle, my comment and Gravatar/Avatar link on WordPress sites, brought you here, I’m thrilled. Those with Blogger blogs seem to find me without issue.

In the past, my linked comments on WordPress sites, took you to my domain home page (la-vita.us), not my IWSG blog site (la-vita.us/Write).

If my investment of blood, sweat,  tears, and money did pay off, and you’re here, hurray! If my WordPress pals are still in the weeds, I’ll be forever grateful if someone can help me direct my Gravatar/Avatar links to this Website. If there is a third option, I’m willing to try it.

A special thinks to Alex J. Cavanaugh and Raimey Gallant for their endless patience while I tried to sort out this mess.

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Question: Have you ever slipped any of your personal information into your characters, either by accident or on purpose?

Answer: Yup, all the time. My stories are about my adventures, so I do my best get real personal. My goal is to write gripping stories about our life in Mexico and living on our sailboat La Vita.

My challenge is to identify and express my feelings and senses. The article, How to Write Vivid Descriptions by presented a fresh approach to creating vivid scenes.

The  stories I tell are first person, so I especially enjoyed The Challenges of the First-Person POV, by James Scott Bell. Thank you, Jane Friedman for inviting James to be a guest on your blog.

Thank you, Christine Rains for publishing an inspiring and informative  newsletter.