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

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

Contest with Prizes! All About Book Reviews

ontest month! I'm giving away these four books! Anastasia, Absolutely by Lois Lowry When the Going Was Good by Evelyn Waugh Colton K-9 Bodyguard by Lara Lacombe (signed!) D ark Matter: Artificial , an Insecure Writer's Support Group anthology (signed by me!) Along with a 25$/£/€ gift card for the e-book retailer of your choice! This contest is all about book reviews! I've collated all my book reviews below.   To enter, all you have to do is share a link in the comments to your most recent book review! Winners will be selected by random draw (I may have the toddler pull names out of a hat...) The last time I collated all my book reviews was during the Blogging from A to Z Challenge in 2017 ! I was more thorough, then, and also noted all the books I'd read and blogged about, including old favourites like The Enchanted April and various new releases . This time around I'm collating only book reviews, in reverse chronological order: Our Kind

Hodge Podge No. 14: Crafts, Book Sale, and Sunshine

ummer hodge-podge! I don't remember what my goals were for ROW80 ! But I've got five irons in the fire at the moment: a possible new publication to be announced (fingers crossed!) hunting for agents for The Charm of Time (following more beta feedback on chapter 1) new short story (possibly to enter in the SIWC contest ) editing a short story to submit to the upcoming IWSG anthology contest editing a new collection of short stories by another author I'm also leading the writing exercise on thelitforum this month! Come join us! I've been trying some new cookie recipes... Levain bakery-inspired recipe from Modern Honey These Levain cookies are giant! The apricot cake doesn't look like much but it was delicious! Various cookies... Book sale at the Library in English in Geneva ! Our haul... Last Saturday was Worldwide Knit in Public Day ! Rainbow! Sheep! My landlady's roses! Have you been to a book sale recently? Is th