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It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ JANUARY QUESTION: Do you have a word of the year? Is there one word that sums up what you need to … Continue reading

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War is horror

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ As the war Russia unleashed against Ukraine rages on, my attention turned to the writers who wrote about war. Some of … Continue reading

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WEP Dec 2022 – The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

This is the last 2022 WEP story about Altenay, the Finder – my entry for the WEP Dec 2022 challenge The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Altenay gripped the teacup in her cramping fingers. She was so … Continue reading

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Where is the story?

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Recently I read a novella, Becky Chambers’s A Prayer for the Crown-Shy. I actively disliked it. It has many glowing reviews … Continue reading

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Roots of ideas

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Writers are often asked: where do we get our ideas? The answer is: we get them everywhere. Here is one example. … Continue reading

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Whose story?

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SEPTEMBER QUESTION: What genre would be the worst one for you to tackle and why? MY ANSWER: That is simple. Horror. … Continue reading

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Expected milieu, original solutions

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ AUGUST QUESTION: When you set out to write a story, do you try to be more original or do you try … Continue reading

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Queen as a character

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. And I’m one of the hosts this month, together with Erika Beebe, Sandra Cox, Sarah Foster, and Chemist Ken. Hooray! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I’ll … Continue reading

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WEP Dec 2021 – Narcissus

Finally, the last WEP post of the year, Dec 2021 challenge, Narcissus. This entry tells another story about a young Space Fleet Academy cadet, Neville. He serves on the spaceship Mariposa as the captain’s liaison with the passengers, refugees from … Continue reading

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Good and bad of writing

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ DECEMBER QUESTION: In your writing, what stresses you the most? What delights you? MY ANSWER: What delights me? It is a … Continue reading

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