Wednesday, March 4, 2020

MARCH INSECURE WRITERS' SUPPORT GROUP

Welcome! Here it is another month and IWSG!

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!

Our Twitter is @TheIWSG and hashtag #IWSG.

Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say. Remember, the question is optional!!!

March 4 question:

Other than the obvious holiday traditions,  have you ever included any personal  or family traditions in your stories? 

Ninja Alex J. Cavanaugh founded the IWSG.

His awesome co-hosts for the March 4 posting of the IWSG are Jacqui Murray, Lisa Buie-Collard, Sarah Foster, Natalie Aguirre, and Shannon Lawrence!

Now, back to the question. Mmm.

Well! I've thought and thought but can not remember a family tradition I've used in a story. Guess I ought to do that in my next story. Interesting thought. Thanks for the idea.

How about you? Looking forward to reading about your traditions in your books.

Happy Reading and Writing.

30 comments:

  1. Yes Beverly what a good idea ?
    Have a wonderful March.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Hi Yvonne. Yes, I'll have to think about it. A wonderful March to you, as well.

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  2. Now you have some new things to add to your stories.

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  3. Oh I loved the idea too. It's new for me as well. Great to discover you!
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  4. I couldn't think of any either, but hopping around today, I realize there were some.

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    1. Good for you, Alex. Happy you realized there were some. I'm still thinking.

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  5. Maybe you'll get a story idea from one of your traditions. :)

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    1. You might be right, Chrys. I never really thought about it.

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  6. I've answered the question with a no, but after reading Elizabeth Seckman's post about using traditions but not being aware of doing so, I may have to re-think my answer.

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    1. I wonder if that's true of me, too, c lee. Never thought about it. Might need to go back and check. Interesting.

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  7. I've read a lot of posts and more people don't have a tradition than do. Which is surprising. One of the lessons I learned long ago in some creative writing seminar was include traditions. Well, I don't do enough of that either!

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    1. Guess it's time we both start using traditions in our stories, Jacqui. I can't think of any at the moment, however. Maybe later they'll come to me.

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  8. I don't really have any traditions to use. I think that's true for a lot of us.

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    1. At the moment I can't think of any traditions, Natalie. Interesting. Am I just forgetful or do I not have any, either. Something to ponder.

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  9. But if you use traditions then it would enhance a reader's experience of reading the stories.

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    1. Good point, New Release Books. I need to think more about this. It's not easy.

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  10. I've used a place my family traveled when I was young in a story which was published in Nostalgia Magazine. My dad's family had a cabin on a lake in northern MN when I was a child. We went every summer for a couple weeks until I was in my mid-teens. It was our tradition growing up, and my siblings and I have since returned to the same lake with our kids, sometimes with my parents as well. Good memories:)

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  11. That's neat, Karin. Sounds wonderful. Such treasured memories. Maybe there's a new book coming for you, a picture book with the lovely scenes of the cabin on the lake. I can see it now.

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  12. I've never included one of my family traditions in a story, either.

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  13. Well at least you got an idea out of it. Win there.

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  14. I've used a couple, but did so subconsciously with changes. LOL

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    1. I guess we sometimes have an idea but don't know where it came from, Sheri. Changes are good. Have a great weekend.

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    1. I'm happy, Tara, that you loved my picture of the girls. They're special to me. And I enjoyed learning about your Beast World. Fascinating.

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