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This month’s optional question is “What was an early experience where you learned that language had power?”
It must have been when I first took the book away from my mom and started reading to her. Magic happened in that moment. I was inside a story and I could stay there as long as I wanted.
I was trying to remember what that story was about and I think it was something like “See Spot Run.” Not a riveting tale, but for goodness sakes I was three or thereabouts. I soon moved on to Hemingway and Steinbeck with a few other books making the bridge for me.
Thanks Mom for all that reading aloud time.
This month’s Email Connect reveals one of my embarrassing moments as a writer. It had to be told just to make me feel better. Besides, others might avoid my mistake. If you’d like to receive my monthly tidbits and receive a free gift, sign up HERE.
And now the BIG news! The 2019 Annual IWSG Anthology Contest is now open for submissions!
Want to see the ones that have come before? Check out the video or click HERE.
Guidelines and rules:
Word count: 3500-5000
Genre: Middle Grade Historical – Adventure/Fantasy
Submissions accepted: May 1 – September 4, 2019
How to enter: Send your polished, formatted (double-spaced, no page numbers), previously unpublished story to admin @ insecurewriterssupportgroup.com before the deadline passes. Please include your full contact details, your social links, and if you are part of the Blogging, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter IWSG group.
Judging: The IWSG admins will create a shortlist of the best stories. The shortlist will then be sent to our official judges who will be announced later this year.
Prizes: The winning stories will be edited and published by Freedom Fox Press next year in the IWSG anthology. Authors will receive royalties on books sold, both print and eBook. The top story will have the honor of giving the anthology its title.
Quote of the Month: “The greatest use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.” Philosopher William James. (I immediately thought of buying more books!)