"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." - Walt Disney

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Taking Time to Transition

 Hello all!

This summer, I finally completed another goal. Since then, I have taken on a new job and I'm working to learn new skills and transition into a new position with my students - both at the high school and college level.

This has left me without much time to write, or anything else, but I wouldn't have it any other way right now. Wish me luck!

How about you? What goals are you working to accomplish? I wish you the best of luck!

Monday, August 7, 2023

National Book Lover's

I hope you're enjoying an excellent read today!

If you've never heard of this celebration, National Book Lovers Day harnesses all the excitement bibliophiles feel about books into one celebration on August 9th. *Bibliophile – a person who has a great appreciation for or collects books.

A day for all those who love to read, National Book Lovers Day encourages you to find your favorite reading place, a good book (whether it be fiction or non-fiction) and read the day away.
Curious about the history of this day, or how others are spending it? Check out:

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

IWSG: Conflicted Writer

It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! founded by Alex J. Cavanaugh. Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs. You can also join us on twitter using the hashtag #IWSG, or on the Facebook page.

Now, IWSG hosts have changed up the format in an effort to make it more fun and interactive. Every month, they will 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. 

Don’t forget to visit others that day to see their answers. Want to join, or learn more? Visit our - Sign-up List.

Have you ever written something that afterwards you felt conflicted about? If so, did you let it stay how it was, take it out, or rewrite it?

MY ANSWER - Yes. Sometimes, in fiction, it was just a scene that didn't sit right because it went against the characters. In my nonfiction, I know some of the things I've written would hurt others. However, for my own catharsis, I had to write about those people or events. After I get it out, I step back and try to decide if it has value to anyone else, or if it was just for myself. Sometimes, this is a difficult decision to make so I just keep it to myself until I feel a need to put it out into the world.

How about you? Have you ever written something that afterwards you felt conflicted about? If so, did you let it stay how it was, take it out, or rewrite it?