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




Wednesday, March 2, 2022

#IWSG @TheIWSG #WritersSupport #WritersLife #WritersCommunity

 
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 Janet Alcorn, Pat Garcia, Natalie Aguirre, and Shannon Lawrence! 

March 2 question: Have you ever been conflicted about writing a story or adding a scene to a story? How did you decide to write it or not?


I write Young Adult books, and I'd been conflicted about writing romantic scenes. Scenes that would take my characters past the kissing stage. As an adult, I'd be silly not to believe that teenagers are experimenting on every level. Some more than others...

Books like John Green's, Looking For Alaska, and a few of Sarah J. Mass' books, to name only two fabulous authors, have gone well beyond kissing. 

When I read Marie Lu's Legend trilogy, I was impressed how she penned an intimate scene. It was almost poetic, softening and veiling the act. 

A couple of my books have gone beyond kissing. However, like Marie Lu and a few other YA books, I leave the specific details to the readers imagination.  

As a writer what have you been conflicted with?   






Wednesday, February 2, 2022

@TheIWSG #IWSG #WritingCommunity #WritersSupport #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.



Feb. 2nd. Question: Is there someone who supported or influenced you that perhaps isn't around anymore? Anyone you miss? 

When I finally pursued my writing journey, it was my mother who read all my novels. While she hadn't participated in the actual process, I could always count on her support. 

It's been 3 years since I had to say farewell. I miss her terribly, but I still feel her in my heart. 💖    












Wednesday, January 5, 2022

@TheIWSG #IWSG #WritersCommunity #Writing #WritersSupportGroup


 
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.


What's the one thing about your writing career you regret the most? Were you able to overcome it?

My biggest regret was putting my writing on the back burner. 

At a young age I liked scripting plays and performing them with friends. As a teen, I wrote short stories and even submitted a few to magazines. Then came marriage and 5 children. My life was full. 

Not until my children were teenagers did I put my pencil to paper and wrote my first book, Wickedly They Come, a christen fantasy. 

I can say I did overcome that obstacle. I guess age doesn't matter when it comes to writing. 






 Polish those manuscripts and
get those pitches ready to throw at the pros.

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