Wednesday, April 3, 2019

IWSG Wednesday



The first Wednesday of every month is officially IWSG day. Members post about their doubts and fears, discuss struggles and triumphs, and offer words of encouragement to others who are struggling.
Thanks, as always, to Alex Cavanaugh, founder and Ninja Captain extraordinaire. And co-hosts: J.H. Moncrieff, Natalie Aguirre, Patsy Collins and Chemist Ken.
FYI: The IWSG monthly question can be found under the IWSG Sign-up tab on the Insecure Writer's Support Group Blog.

The April 3rd question: If you could use a wish to help you write just one scene/chapter of your book, which would it be?
For me it’s the middle chapter. Just like a waist, if I’m not VERY careful, it has a tendency to sag. No wait…First Chapter, the most important in the book. Okay, there’s no way around it, I need two wishes.


AND: I’m still trolling for Beta Readers for my Western.  Thanks so much for those who have signed up.
Also a question. I really am wriggling on a hook. I write Western Romance but this is a Western with romantic elements told from the male POV. If you are a Western Romance reader are you interested in a Western from the male POV with romantic elements? I ask this to help me figure out whether to market it under my name or a pen name. Your input would be appreciated.

AND…Several of our great authors have new releases out including Jacqui Murray’s SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST.

AND...I read Nick Wilford's CORRUPTION and highly recommend it. 





28 comments:

  1. I don't think I have every read ANY romance from a male POV. Of course I am interested.
    And huge congratulations to all writers. You are my heroes.

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    1. We all thank you. And you are our hero for all you do for those in need.

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  2. Westerns are not really my thing. I read Corruption from Nick Wilford and it's a great book. Have a wonderful day, hugs, Valerie

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  3. Awesome about all the writers! I'll check out Corruption.

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  4. I don't read westerns, but I do like romance from the man's point of view.

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  5. The western sounds like an interesting point of view.

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  6. Why not from a guy's point of view? Guys love as well.

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  7. For me it would be any chapter or section with heavy duty research! Then I'd wish for a magic genie research assistant!

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    1. Yup, a magic genie research assist would be a wonderful thing:)

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  8. Wouldn't a good narration be able to have either sex? I have been reading Spenser Quinn and his narrator is a dog.

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    1. Agreed. Just figuring out which genre to put it under. Traditionally, the male POV would fall under a Western.

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  9. I wish I could help but I don't know much about the western or romance genre. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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    1. Thanks anyway, Anna. I appreciate the wishes.

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  10. I haven't read western romances, but I'm in the "why not a male POV" camp. It could be interesting.

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    1. We'll see. You'll definitely be one of the first to know:)

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  11. I would like someone to help write the ending. Of course, I don't write like a real writer does, but I dabble. I never know how to stop or how to say it's finished.

    I wish I read westerns. They are just not something I've ever gotten into.

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  12. Endings can be challenging for sure.

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  13. The male point of view is always stellar..wait...eat, sleep, sex, not necessarily in that order...the end...sorry, I had to..hahahaaa. I hope you find more writers

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  14. Yay! you RITE!!
    Gonna wanna be Uppastairs
    where young can
    RITE 77+ nonillion novels???
    You better, dear.
    Dunno how Jesus is gonna
    take rescuing souls from
    the Abyss o'Misery.

    nevertheless...
    Gotta lotta
    dichotomized,
    altruistic
    symbiosis.
    Wannum, bubba?

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  15. Boy, you nailed it about the sagging middle! That is my challenge, as well. I don't do any kind of romance, so sorry I can't be of assistance there.

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  16. I don't mind watching westerns but don't read them.

    All the best Jan

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  17. Sounds like an interesting book :-) I know that Sandra Hill varies her chapters, going from male to female POV to flesh out her stories (I like her Viking series).

    I hear you about the saggy middle! Sooo much work and attention to get that part of the book right.

    There's Only One C...

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  18. I grant you your two wishes Sandra!
    Good question about your book, but I don't know what to say? Wishing you all the best with your book!
    Big Hugs!

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