Life in Poetry reading, writing, reflecting

Life in Poetry reading, writing, reflecting
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Wednesday, 6 January 2021

⌗IWSG January 2021 What turns you off ?

 Dear writing buddies, HAPPY NEW YEAR

Welcome to another post for the Insecure Writers Support Group.

The start of a new year, and a new Anthology. Congratulations to all the selected.

I suppose the judges didn't like my characters or boring descriptions ....



If you would like to know more about the IWSG visit here





The awesome co-hosts for the January 6 posting of the IWSG are Ronel Janse van Vuuren , J Lenni Dorner, Gwen Gardner Sandra Cox, and Louise - Fundy Blue!


Want to know more about the IWSG? Operation Awesome recommends it and has a post up about it this week. Check it out!
We need co-hosts for the next few months! If you can help February, March, April, or May, leave a comment or send Alex an email.


January 6 question - Being a writer, when you're reading someone else's work, what stops you from finishing a book/throws you out of the story/frustrates you the most about other people's books?


To enjoy a book and read on, I need to get into it. If I can't finish a chapter each time I pick it up, that is a sure sign that I probably won't finish it.

What enables me to plunge into a book. The topic, first. Fiction or Non fiction, the theme has to relate to my world in some way. Even if my experiences don't encompass the plot or characters, I need to care about the universe, actions and emotions set in play.

Non Fiction :  History, Civilisations, Art, Cinema, "Bande Déssinée" which is very different to the US Comics universe. Poetry, Theatre, Novels analysis.

Fiction: Historical, but not Romance; Science Fiction, Fantasy, Magic; Crime and Mystery; Life experiences.

All these are my favourites. I also enjoy novels with several ' Voices ' or points of view; or several different timelines or settings which overlap in some interesting way.

What really annoys me, is too much sex ..... get a life ......
or too many unrealistic worries or emotional outpours.
The impossible does not put me off, only the removed from Human probable.

That's all Folks.
Thanks for visiting.


Dawn to a more promising year.