Wednesday, April 7, 2021

@TheIWSG #IWSG #WritingCommunity #WriterSupport #Writing


Join Alex J. Cavanaugh and a multitude of writer's in this monthly hop to help support one another!

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! 

The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time - and return comments. This group is all about connecting!

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.

Alex's awesome co-hosts are PK Hrezo, Pat Garcia, SE White, Lisa Buie Collard, and Diane Burton!

April 7th's question, if you'd like to answer it, is:  Are you a risk-taker when writing? Do you try something radically different in style/POV/etc. or add controversial topics to your work?


I don't think I am a risk-taker nor have I tried anything radically different. Although, some readers have taken offense to my Christian based series. Wickedly It Begins. Wickedly They Come. Wickedly They Dream. Some reviewers write, It was a good story, but they didn't care for the religious aspects. I had one reviewer that said, "I'm an atheist, and the story had too much Christianity in it." LOL. On Amazon it clearly states these books are Christian/Spiritual/Religious Fantasy. Religion can be quite controversial. 



Do you believe in Writer's Block? Because that's where I am right now. I told myself, I just need a break. Forget about writing for a while. What do you do for Writer's Block?















The Insecure Writer’s Support Group:
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Friday, March 5, 2021

#NewRelease #ReleaseDay #Fantasy #Horror #GhostStory #ebook #SALE #Free w/ #KindleUnlimited & #AmazonPrime

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Nora has visions of horrific things. Things that lurk in the shadows and feast on bones. After moving with her mother into an old farmhouse, Nora discovers a blank journal that fills itself with an ominous warning. A cursed beast is coming for her and time is running out. When the blood moon rises, so shall the beast.

Local teen, Rebel, has his own trepidations about the house. His parents, both paranormal scientists, were investigating it when they died under mysterious circumstances. His growing feelings for Nora motivate him to battle the ghosts of his past, if it means keeping her safe.

Allies to turn to enemies. Fiction turns to fact. The past and the present collide. All in an epic battle to claim unfathomable power. Can Nora unlock the secrets buried within the farmhouse in time to save herself and those dear to her from a grisly fate?

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

@TheIWSG #WriterSupport #WritingCommunity #Read #Reading #Writing #Writerslife #WritingTips

Join Alex J. Cavanaugh and a multitude of writer's in this monthly hop to help support one another!

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! 

The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time - and return comments. This group is all about connecting!

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.



March 3 question - Everyone has a favorite genre or genres to write. But what about your reading preferences? Do you read widely or only within the genre(s) you create stories for? What motivates your reading choice?

I write YA novels that have market appeal for both young adults and adults. Whatever a writer likes to pen, I believe it is essential they read, read, read books of their genre. But, I also believe in being well rounded and a writer should read many genres. 

With that said, I love YA reads and that is my first go to. And, I don't stick primarily with YA, I enjoy a gambit of genres. 

When I am writing or when I am reading, a book helps me to escape reality.

Reading tickles a persons imagination. A must for writer's.



Reading hones a writer's craft.



During the day, I lack the precious time to read, so my current read is always next to my bed. At night when I settle comfortably beneath my blankets, I take a moment to crack a book and read.


 
What are you reading?




Wednesday, February 3, 2021

#CoverReveal #Paranormal #GhostStory #FantasyFicion #eBooks #Novel @TheIWSG #WritingsSupportGroup

Join Alex J. Cavanaugh and a multitude of writer's in this monthly hop to help support one another!

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! 

The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time - and return comments. This group is all about connecting!

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.

February 3 question - Blogging is often more than just sharing stories. It’s often the start of special friendships and relationships. Have you made any friends through the blogosphere?

I can remember being so timid and uncertain because I was a total newbie to the world of writing and blogging. It took me months and months before I created my blog, and then months more before I joined this AWESOME group (IWSG) of Bloggers. During these past years I've made dozens and dozens of wonderful friends. Our friendships have carried over onto our Facebook pages and other social media sites. 





Today, I am also revealing the cover for my new book 
The UPSIDE DOWN of NORA GAINES 
Release date: March 6th.

 Cathrina Constantine's 

Cover Reveal

Nora has visions of horrific things. Things that lurk in the shadows and feast on bones. After moving with her mother into an old farmhouse, Nora discovers a blank journal that fills itself with an ominous warning. A cursed beast is coming for her and time is running out. When the lunar blood moon rises, so shall the beast. 

Local teen, Rebel has is own trepidation about the house. His parents, both paranormal scientists, were investigating it when they died under mysterious circumstances. His growing feelings for Nora motivate him to battle the ghosts of his past, if it means keeping her safe. 

Allies to turn to enemies. Fiction turns to face. The past and the present collide. All in an epic battle to claim unfathomable power. Can Nora unlock the secrets buried within the farmhouse in time to save herself and those dear to her from a grisly fate?

Coming March 5th
A Ghost Story





Wednesday, January 6, 2021

@TheIWSG #WritersSupport #WritingCommunity #amwriting #WritersLife #SupportGroup

 

Join Alex J. Cavanaugh and a multitude of writer's in this monthly hop to help support one another!

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! 

The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time - and return comments. This group is all about connecting!

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG. 


January 6 question - Being a writer, when you're reading someone else's work, what stops you from finishing a book/throws you out of the story/frustrates you the most about other people's books?

Time is very important to me, and if I start to read a book that doesn't hold my interest during the first chapter, I will usually put it down and begin another book. Eventually, I will go back to the book that didn't interest me, and I will begin reading again. I like to give the story a chance to unfold. If it still frustrates me ~ the dialogue, the storyline, the plot, the characters, I will flip through the pages and read paragraphs to see if the story develops to my liking. I might not finish it. However, I have shelved a book for months or even a year, and then have gone back to it, and found that I enjoyed it. Perhaps, I just wasn't mentally prepared for that genre at that time in my life.   

I know this will horrify some writer's and reader's, it is normal for me to read the ending of books. Because, like I said, time is precious, and if I despise the ending, I won't waste my time. Sometimes I am able to wait until I'm halfway through. However, if I absolutely love a book, I can't stand the suspense and have to read the ending. LOL!  


 


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