IWSG March 7, 2018: Writing Celebration

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

The awesome co-hosts for the March 7 posting of the IWSG are Mary Aalgaard, Bish Denham, Jennifer Hawes, Diane Burton, and Gwen Gardner!

IWSG Question: How do you celebrate when you achiever a writing goal / finish a story?

My Answer: It never occurred to me, but I love the idea. I’m eager to learn from other IWSG Blog-Hop participants.

I would like to change the subject, if I may. I’m determined to master the writing mode known as “show.” I’ve been told my example below is Tell. I simply don’t understand why it’s Tell.

If possible, would you rewrite this into “Show” mode?

Can you tell me why this is Tell?

“She reaches into the bowl and wraps her gnarled fingers around the orange.”

Thank you for your time and I look forward to visiting your blog.

Knowing Goldy-(updated FEB 12, 2018)

(The True Story Of An Adventurous Englishman Born In 1892)

By Wayland Combe Wright  

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The Octopus’s Garden

Goldy Becomes An Engineer

Leopold Aloysius Goldsmith, whom we nicknamed Goldy, was very much a part of our family. He had been born in Birmingham to a good well-to-do Jewish family and he certainly looked very Jewish but I wasn’t to realise that until I was older.

Goldy was a born performer. As a boy he wanted to join the circus and he trained to be a contortionist at home. He was so insistent that his parents let him stay at home on Sundays when they went to church so that he could practice (like Albert Einstein’s parents and many others, Goldy’s parents though ethnically Jewish belonged to a Christian church). Once, he proudly told me that on one Sunday he got to the point of being able to hook both feet behind his head but then he laughingly continued saying that he got locked in this position and couldn’t get out.

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IWSG Feb 7, 2018: Genre Love

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

The awesome co-hosts for the February 7 posting of the IWSG are: Stephen Tremp, Pat Garcia, Angela Wooldridge, Victoria Marie Lees, and Madeline Mora-Summonte!

IWSG Question: What do you love about the genre you write in most often?

My Answer: My genre, memoirs, offer a peep hole into our life in Mexico while living on our sailboat, La Vita. I write to inspire, enlighten, & entertain in a style that makes my readers cry, cringe, & chuckle.

A steady barrage of medical challenges has dogged us from Mexico to France through USA, and back to Mexico. I fear my audience will abandon me if my blog evolves into a medical diary. My solution is to focus on human interest events I experienced.

For example, when Rick was in French hospital and I’m suspicious of a stranger’s offer of help. More recently, help magically appeared as I struggled to control a heavily loaded two-wheel dolly down a steep ramp.

Life is filled with dramatic and heart warming events. It’s exciting to watch for them and I delight sharing them with my readers.

I just read ‘s post It’s Never Too Late to Make a Fresh Start on IWSG as well as the comments. Wow, what an inspiring post and comments. I’m not the only one that gets stuck when dealing with life-consuming events.

Thank you for visiting and taking time to share your comments. It’s a joy to hear from you and I promise to visit you, too.

UPDATE: Wed Feb 7 @ 8:50am

I just read Joylene’s answer to IWSG Feb Blog Hop question. If the universe throws you a curve, consider following the advice she offers in her answer to this month’s Blog Hop:  https://cluculzwriter.blogspot.mx/