Switzerland! Founex, Coppet, and Mies

hoto post!

These are just some photos of our village and a couple of the surrounding villages I've been saving.

This is in lieu of an ROW80 update, because I haven't written much in the last couple of weeks, except as part of the AMA on thelitforum.

Agatha Christie Collection and AMA!

have been rereading a bit more than usual lately.

What is usual, is that my rereading involves Agatha Christie.

Work is busy and there's an AMA writing exercise on, so what do I do?

Sort all my Agatha Christie books of course!
I printed out a bibliography, and for the first time ever, I went through the whole pile:

I weeded out about 15 duplicates, and figured out that I'm only missing 10 books! I've read them all, at my mother's or grandmother's, but those are the only 10 I don't own. Technically, I have two of the short story collections on the Kindle app as well, along with Star Over Bethlehem, but I didn't count those.

Here are the sorted rows!:

I also reread Lullaby by Auden:

I'd forgotten how moving it is. And I've just (re)learned that his grave is in Austria! On his grave marker is written "In the prison of his days / Teach the free man how to praise". We'll have to visit it sometime, maybe passing through Zurich (which we haven…

Ask Me Anything Writers' Houseparty and Lots of Baking

sk me anything!

It's not quite a writers' houseparty, but it's close!
Our characters have begun to arrive at the world between worlds (reminiscent of CS Lewis), and to answer the questions posed to them...

Here are the guidelines from thelitforum:
"How does it work?

Start a thread for whichever character you choose to bring, titled [Your name]’s AMA September 2020: [Character name]

Check the Daily Questions thread for a new prompt each day, and respond in your character’s thread using their point of view. While this exercise has traditionally been undertaken in first person POV, you may use third person or any other POV that works for you.

Where possible, answer any other questions that may be posed in your thread by other authors/ their characters. If you find you’re running short on time and attention, end your conversation without posing a further question in reply. If you’re finding the interaction useful, keep it rolling by reciprocating.

Drop into other threads- …

IWSG Day Ninth Anniversary Co-Host!

oday is Insecure Writer's Support Group Day!

And this is the ninth anniversary of the Insecure Writer's Support Group!

I went back and found all the IWSG Day posts on this blog that I could. I seem to have missed the first ever month, but have been right there since October 2011! More on that in a bit.
This post is going to be a doozy! First the IWSG question, then an update for ROW80, then my history of IWSG Day posts, then some photos!

From Alex, the Ninja Captain: "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!Posting: 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 s…