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IWSG Day and Photos from La Dole Mountaintop

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t's Insecure Writer's Support Group Day! This month's question is: What is your favorite writing craft book? Think of a book that every time you read it you learn something or you are inspired to write or try the new technique. And why? The awesome co-hosts for the August 4 posting of the IWSG are   PK Hrezo,   Cathrina Constantine,   PJ Colando,   Kim Lajevardi,  and  Sandra Cox! I don't really have a favourite craft book. I loved Stephen King's On Writing , Diana Gabaldon's "I Give You My Body . . .": How I Write Sex Scenes , the various memoirs written by Lois Lowry and Katherine Paterson and other favourite authors, and I haven't read Anne Lamott yet, and I'm sure I'm forgetting so many more... Besides craft books, reading a really good novel or collection of poetry is also always inspiring. One time that I really concentrated on technique was while I read The Ode Less Travelled by Stephen Fry , and completed all the poetry-

IWSG, ROW80, Lots of Photos, and My Book Review Contest!

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nsecure Writer's Support Group Day is coming up! And my book review contest is running all month! Mine is going to be a photo post, mainly, as I'm running a contest all month! This month's question is: What would make you quit writing? Short answer: Nothing! I once had a serious case of writer's block that last over a year or two, and the idea that I might have lost that vital part of myself really frightened me. I was never so grateful as when I suddenly had a vision of a boy and a cat, walking backward through time , with the Aegean Sea following them to its location c. AD 43... Part of the reason I try to keep up regular writing habits is because I never want the well to dry up ever again! Speaking of which, it's time for a new round of A Round of Words in 80 Days goals! I have four main things on my plate: Edit Druid's Moon (exciting news on this coming soon!) Edit the new story and submit to SIWC Copy-edit a short story collection (no