Monday, August 19, 2019


Welcome to a new week. If you or your kids have started back to school, have a good year. And don't forget to read those great books. If you don't have a weak stomach, here's a good novel to take a look at. It is sad because history shows that the events are mostly true. Happy Reading!


By Vivian Zabel

If you want to read a story that will bring tears to your eyes and also make you angry, take a look at BURNT OFFERING by Vivian Zabel. This is a novel that will stay with me for a long time. It’s sad, yet it has its moments of happiness, too. In this story, based on research, we see the evil side of humanity. Anyone who can watch their baby being burned alive is beyond me. Thank heavens we also see the good side. The author describes the scenes so vividly that I almost felt like I was there, experiencing what the characters were feeling.

The novel also shows the bravery of those who fought this evil to protect their children and stop the slaughter. The author’s research brings the story to life and makes me thankful for the brave people that fought against these horrible deeds. And now, as I watch the violence in today’s world over the TV, I wonder if we’re so far away from the past. I pray so.


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Wednesday, August 7, 2019


Welcome to the first Wednesday in August and The Insecure Writer's Support Group!

Purpose: 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!

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Our Twitter is @TheIWSG and hashtag #IWSG.

Ninja Alex J. Cavenaugh is the founder of IWSG

Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day post.  Remember, the question is optional!!!

His awesome co-hosts for the August 7 posting of the IWSG are Renee Scattergood,Sadira Stone, Jacqui Murray, Tamara Narayan, and LG Keltner!

Now for the fun!

August 7 question: Has your writing ever taken you by surprise, for example, a positive and belated response to a submission you'd forgotten about or an ending you never saw coming?

Great question! My thoughts.Sometimes a character will surprise me by being more important in the story than I had planned. What are you going to do? Listen to him/her, of course. Also, sometimes I'm not sure about the ending and try different things to see what the characters like. They usually know better than I do.

How about you?

Happy says, "I think I"ll sleep on it."