Wednesday, July 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. The awesome co-hosts for the July 3 posting of the IWSG are Erika Beebe, Natalie Aguirre, Jennifer Lane, MJ Fifield, Lisa Buie-Collard, and Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor!
FYI: The IWSG monthly question can be found under the IWSG Sign-up tab on the Insecure Writer's Support Group Blog.
The July 3 question: What personal traits have you written into your characters?
The one trait of myself I've written in is a love of animals.
As far as their other traits: My female protagonists are often strong, brave, adventurous and often pack heat. I'm more of a wannabe and a gun control advocate. Heh.

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If you can help me get the word out, there's a sign up sheet on the right bar. Mega thanks.

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Read this month from the IWSG community: Dark Desires


This is a well-written short about a fae that is attending a human high school and the chaos that ensues when the masks come off.
Available at Amazon


 



38 comments:

  1. I like the one about the human brain's functioning rhythm! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. My brain frequently goes out to lunch - and doesn't invite me.
    I love that you include your love of animals in your character, and that you also flex your imagination muscles.

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    1. Heh. My invite doesn't arrive either:)
      Thanks, EC:)

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  3. Hi Sandra - good quote ... animals are true to themselves ... so they'll have wonderful character traits ... good luck with the book - cheers Hilary

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  4. i don't understand the blog tour sign up. should i just do it and see what happens. your brain seems to function ok when writing.

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    1. My brain thanks you, Andrew:)
      The sign up is to host me for cover release or book release. Thanks for asking.

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  5. It's funny, but as much as I love animals, none of my characters have pets or are vegetarians.

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    1. What similar characteristics do your characters have, Di?

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    1. Oh, I don't know about that. It takes an adventurous soul to be a Ninja Captain:)

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  7. I can totally relate to the brain functioning part for just about everything.(lol) Hugs, RO

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  8. That's great how you include your love of animals. Someone else said that they do that too.

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  9. My protagonists are a lot like yours. I give them traits I wish I had and let them do things that I am unable to do. It's so much fun because I get to live vicariously through them. ;)

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    1. For sure, Chrys. I'm such a bad ass...in my fantasies. Heh.

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  10. Anyone who has read one of your books knows you are a lover of cats. It's pretty obvious, too. I like how you live through your characters, and how you develop your stories around those traits.

    I'm often in that same predicament brain-wise when I sit down to write a blog post. Some days I can be fluent, others I struggle to find the right word for even the simplest of explanations.

    Hope your computer gets a flu shot and is well soon.

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    1. I hear you on the word struggle. I so often come up with the secondary word instead of THE word when I'm grabbing for them.
      My computer got its shot. Now the HHs is in the hospital.

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  11. I got that in your Silverhills story, Sasndra--the love of animals. That suits me perfectly.

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  12. … just popped in to say 'Happy Wednesday'

    All the best Jan

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  13. haha nothing wrong with being a wannabe.

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  14. Makes you wonder if writers block is as bad in other languages.

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  15. Mine are nothing like me, unless I really am an alien. hehehe

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  16. Sometimes I guess we write in characteristics that reflect who we're not, but who we might secretly enjoy being--only in our imagination.

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  17. Love of animals is always good as well as being strong. I love that joke about the brain...mine stops as soon as I want to say anything intelligent or give a quick comeback to some snotty remark. My brain turns back on 5 minutes later

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    1. Hmm. Your brain turns on faster than mine does. Heh.

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  19. Thanks for the shout-out, Sandra :-) Love the brain quote!

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    1. You are most welcome, Ronel. I enjoyed the read:)

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  20. I love animals too! Love your brain joke! LOL! Ronel, good luck with your new book! Sounds great! Big Hugs Sandra!

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