It’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 April 7 posting of the IWSG are:
QUESTION: Are you a risk-taker when writing? Do you try something radically different in style/POV/etc. or add controversial topics to your work?
ANSWER: I thought I was a risk taker. Then I had to choose.
I was going to tell you about the real life story of murder that happened in my friends kitchen. I wrote the first draft. Of course I disguised the details. My internal sense of right and wrong told me what I had written could put put me and my husband in danger along with our friend. The details are that unique. Of course the details are what makes it a terrific story.
If you are a crime writer, what do you do to protect the innocent? Especially, if the unique facts could threaten the innocent? In this case the person’s mental disability is part of the story?
For those of you that know/or wonder if there is a power beyond our understanding, I’ll leave you with this. Yesterday, an acquaintance tried to fix broken links in this blog site. He was well meaning, but he made a mess. I couldn’t sign in and you couldn’t find this post.
Seeking help, I called Ballistic, my hosting company. They kept me on hold for two hours waiting for advanced support. Then another 1.5 hours with the technician. After careful examination, he declared I have a real mess. By now, it is 9pm.
Ballistic recommended a full restore to a time when things were working; a four plus process.
After a restless night, I woke up at 4:45am realizing rather than try to masquerade the facts about the murder, I’d simply ask questions. I fixed a cup of coffee and fired up my computer. The bad news: the link to my blog has changed. Good news: I’m able to share this post (I hope).
I’m grateful to those that were able to find me. At the end of each reply to your IWSG post, I added my temporary new link. I have no clue what this change is necessary.
Lynn La Vita @: http://la-vita.us/write/ (lower “w” instead of the original capital “W”).
The comment link doesn’t work. If you have any suggestions, please send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If anyone can refer me to a WordPress developer, I’m very interested and highly motivated.
Thank you for visiting. I’m looking forward to reading your posts, too.