Dear writing buddies,
Welcome to another post for the Insecure Writers Support Group.
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It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. I encourage everyone to visit at least a dozen new blogs and leave a comment. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs.
Many thanks to founder Alex J. Cavanaugh and all of our co-hosts this month: Louise - Fundy Blue , Jennifer Lane, Mary Aalgaard, Patsy Collins at Womagwriter, and Nancy Gideon!
OPTIONAL QUESTION FOR THE MONTH: Blogging is often more than just sharing stories. It’s often the start of special friendships and relationships. Have you made any friends through the blogosphere?
Friendships and community are part of what makes the Insecure Writer's Support Group a special place. Have you found friendships or community through IWSG?
If so, please share a little in the comment section!
Many thanks to those who make the IWSG a great community for writers! And, many thanks to those who notice!
Lost my mother last week. My friends knew that she was in hospital since August, then slowly recovering from a neurological operation with physical therapy, return planned to her home in March. So it was sudden and unexpected. (covid-unrelated, she was vaccinated 3 weeks ago).
We buried her on Monday in Paris, my uncle who died in December on Tuesday in the UK , by visio. Organised her ceremony with readings from her favourite books, some of my own poems on my father, sister and childhood; music from her records and tapes, including Beethoven's 7th along with the King's Speech, war declaration which she heard on the radio when she was 7, living in Bournemouth.
Patricia Clarke(grand-mother), Arter(mother), born Dunckley married BAURY
Currently drowning in paperwork, last of my birth family.
But still making time to post my monthly contribution to the IWSGroup.
My first blogging friends came from my first followers back in 2013 when I started on BLOGGER.
- Yvette Carol whom I had met on a discussion group on LinkedIn and who was my beta reader for my first poetry collection, still unpublished. And who never fails to offer praise and encouragement. She also introduced me to the IWSG, where I started posting in February 2019.
- Arlee Bird, one of my first followers on Blogger and who introduced me to the A to Z Challenge which I first completed in 2019.
Roland Clarke (distant cousin and whom I have promised to visit as soon as I can next get across the Pond) and Sonia Dogra (exchanges by visio and email)
whom I both met on the 2019 A to Z Challenge. Faithful followers and offering encouragement and advice at every turn.
Denise Covey who introduced me to the WEP Challenge with whom I exchange by email. We share our love of France.
Pat Garcia on WEP and IWSG, who always has a kind word and offers very helpful feedback and encouragement.
Tammy Breitweiser with whom I correspond by email but also snail mail, a card lover too.
Chrys Fey who send me a lovely woven, woolly scrumptious bookmark.
and also Choghig Kazandjian since 2013; C Ann Golden Poetry Challenges, NF Mirza poet, Keith (Friday Fictionneers), Pat Hatt who alleviates my spirits every month, Scott Hastie fellow poet, Gerard Lartigue sculptor in Toulouse, Lisa Fender who fills me in on US Politics, Ann Jones with whom we share a love of a well stacked bookcase and teddies.
That's all folks.
King's Speech, Beethoven's 7th
Doctor Zhivago, Lara's Theme
Doctor Zhivago, Walz
Tchaïkovsky, Piano Concerto n. 1
BACH, Organ Toccata
Johnny Cash from Polsom Prison
New Year Viennese Concert 2021
The Queen's Christmas Speech 2020
The first televised speech 1957