The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. We post our thoughts, talk about our doubts and the fears we have conquered, and our struggles and triumphs. Hopefully we offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling.
June 1 question - When the going gets tough writing the story, how do you keep yourself writing to the end? If you have not started the writing yet, why do you think that is and what do you think could help you find your groove and start?
If anyone has a bullet-proof answer for this one, they could bottle and sell it.
My methods: I have a word goal for everyday so that I’m getting something down on paper. When I hit the ‘tough’ part I either go back to the beginning and read through to where I’m stuck; or I concentrate on scenery; or just let my mind drift for awhile and let my subconscious work on it. AND I only work for a month on a manuscript before setting it aside. By that point my brain is fried on story. I work on another manuscript for a month. The following month I work on another then circle back to the original.
What do you do?
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Yvonne Ventresca, Katharina Gerlach, Roland Clarke, Sherry Ellis, Rebecca M. Douglass, Bish Denham, Charles Kowalski, Louise MacBeath Barbour, Beth Anderson Schuck, and L.T. Ward.
A paranormal anthology that’s got something for everyone. Stories from ghosts to a Firebird. The tales take the reader into the past and offer fascinating glimpses of history in the process.
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This story is set in mythical roman times and definitely not a comedy, but even so it reminded me of Groundhog Day. The protagonist dies over and over again. Our hero Gryff is an average young man with average dreams and aspirations that against insurmountable odds, and with the help of a sunwield medallion, becomes a larger-than-life war hero.
Even though he’s an honorable man, in his adventures back and forth through time, he comes to care deeply for two different women. I had no idea how D. Wallace Peach would work out this knotty, emotionally-charged issue to the characters, and my, satisfaction but she wraps up the story nicely with a HEA bow.
One of my favorite secondary characters was a flamboyant Edriisan named Tenney who fights at Gryff’s side.
SUNWIELDER is an immersive read that I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend.
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