Wednesday, December 1, 2021

@TheIWSG #IWSG #writingcommunity #WritersSupportGroup Let's Rock the Neurotic Writing World!



 
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.



Dec. 1 question: In your writing, what stresses you the most? What delights you? 

After many drafts and hiring a professional editor, those darn typos stress me to the max. And when I use precious time writing 10k - 30k on a story and then decide it's not working and scrap the entire thing. Ack! Also, when I feel the need to rework scenes to the point of exhaustion. There is a moment when I have to say enough is enough. 

Delightful, is constructing a decent plot. Or when a smile has its way on my face while I'm rereading certain passages that I really like. And then I say to myself, "I wrote that!" 













Wednesday, November 3, 2021

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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.



November 3 question - What's harder to do, coming up with your book title or writing the blurb?

Honestly, both. However, after the novel has been through many drafts and has been edited, I can usually create a blurb. So, in the end, I guess it's the Title that gives me the most angst. Even now, I'm in the midst of racking my brain for a title for my newest and completed manuscript. 


What do you find harder: The Blurb or The Title?






Wednesday, October 6, 2021

@TheIWSG #IWSG #CathrinaConstantine #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.


October's question: In your writing, where to you draw the line, with either topics or language?

This is a good question. I write young adult novels that crossover for adult entertainment, which means I write lots of angst, emotion, feels, and kissing, and hopefully a good story to go along with those emotions. If it goes any further, which it has in a couple of my books, I don't get into specifics. I have read many YA books which have scenes that curl my toes, and we'd be ignorant not to believe, young adults are not having sex. Though, I am remiss to get into those details in my writings.

I do have swearing. The big F-word and others ~~ because if I'm being real, and being a teenager myself, many, many moons ago, teenagers swear. As an adult you are fooling yourself if you think young adults don't throw vile language around on a daily or weekly basis. I have toned it down because, personally, I rarely cuss.

Where do you draw the line?