Wednesday, August 3, 2022

@TheIWSG #IWSG #WritersSupportGroup #WritingCommunity




  

https://www.alexjcavanaugh.com/p/the-insecure-writers-support-group.html

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Our Twitter is @TheIWSG and hashtag #IWSG

Alex's awesome co-hosts are Tara Tyler, Lisa Buie Collard, Loni Townsend, and Lee Lowery! 


August 3 question: When you set out to write a story, do you try to be more original or do try to give readers what they want?

I never write what's big in the reader's market, so to say. If I do, it's a coincidence. I write what I enjoy writing. When I begin a new story, I never know where it's going to take me. Though, I tend to veer toward YA/fantasy. Even when I write mysteries, a bit of supernatural wiggles its way in. 


 

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

@TheIWSG #IWSG #WritingCommunity #WritingSupport


  

https://www.alexjcavanaugh.com/p/the-insecure-writers-support-group.html

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Our Twitter is @TheIWSG and hashtag #IWSG.



If you could live in any book world, which one would you choose? 

Ahhhh...My Dear Readers, 



The Bridgerton Family would be a fabulous world to live in. I'd be welcomed into high society, part of the ton, of course. 


Where I'd be attending numerous balls, dancing, and partaking in local gossip...



What book world would you like to live in?

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

@TheIWSG #IWSG #writersupportgroup #writingcommunity #writerslife

  Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!


Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Our Twitter is @TheIWSG and hashtag #IWSG.


Question: When the going gets tough writing the story, how do you keep yourself writing to the end? If you have not started  writing yet, why do you think that is, and what do you think could help you find your groove to start?


I'm halfway through a story that I put on hold because I'm uncertain of where it's going.  When I'm stumped, I go back to the beginning and reread it. I'm always changing things. Hopefully for the better. If I totally dislike the premise, the plot, I might go so far as to shelve it. Though, this story I like, and it's been waiting for me. With that said, I like to walk and think about where my characters are leading me. I wish I could outline, but it's rare when I can think that far ahead. 






 This is normally how you'll find me when I'm writing....











Wednesday, May 4, 2022

@TheIWSG #IWSG #WritersCommunity #WritersSupportGroup #NewRelease #Fantasy @cathconstantine

 Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!


Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Our Twitter is @TheIWSG and hashtag #IWSG.


May 4 question - It's the best of times; it's the worst of times. What are your writer highs (the good times)? And what are your writer lows (the crappy times)?

The best of times is writing a decent draft, and happy with the outcome. The worst of times is not having a single thought of what to write next.

Today is is a good day for me as I release my 11th novel.

Secrets ~ Lies and Sorrow are Lurking in the Shadows...

No blood. No body. No murder.

That's what the police found after Penelope spun her bizarre tale. In a hysterical state, she said her father was butchered and eaten by a mob of birds ~ in her bedroom.

They claim she's crazy.
That she suffers from delusions.
Penelope is dead set on proving them wrong.

After being institutionalized for eight months, Penelope is out and more determined than ever to find answers to her so-called hallucinations. With her father's untimely disappearance, she's convinced her family is hiding something sinister.


GENRE: Speculative Fantasy
















Wednesday, April 6, 2022

@TheIWSG #IWSG #WriterSupportGroup #WritingCommunity


 
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Our Twitter is @TheIWSG and hashtag #IWSG.



April 6 question - Have any of your books been made into audio books? If so, what is the main challenge in producing an audiobook?

It took me a while to learn the process of producing my books into audio. I now have 8 novels available in Amazons Audible Library. There are various sites for producing audio books, I chose Amazon. At first it was time consuming to learn the procedure: Royalty shares, promo codes, choosing a narrator...etc. In fact, I'm still learning. 


From our very own fearless leader...

CassaDark

By Alex J. Cavanaugh

“Cavanaugh returns to the world of his Cassa Series…for a fourth inventive space opera.” – Publisher’s Weekly

 

His world is unraveling…

Bassan’s father is stepping down from command. His best friend almost dies when Bassan freezes. Now, he’s being sent across the galaxy to speak at an important conference. Despite saving the eleven races years ago, he’s paralyzed by doubt. Could things get any worse?

Once there, new acquaintance Zendar convinces Bassan to visit his planet for a humanitarian mission. Bassan’s special connection to ancient technology is the key to saving Zendar’s people. One problem though—it’s a prisoner planet.

On Ugar, he discovers things aren’t so straightforward. As each truth reveals itself, the situation grows more desperate. If he can’t find the right answers, he might die along with Zendar’s people. Can Bassan summon the courage to be a hero again?

Print - 9781939844842
EBook – 9781939844859
Science Fiction – Adventure/Space Opera/Space Exploration

Links:
iTunes – https://books.apple.com/us/book/x/id1574189874
Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0982FL3SH
Barnes & Noble – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/2940164947033
Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/cassadark
Scribed – https://www.scribd.com/search?query=9781939844859&language=0
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58461762-cassadark