Wednesday, 4 March 2020

IWSG (March 2020)

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Thanks to Alex and this month's fabulous co-hosts; -Jacqui Murray, Lisa Buie-Collard, Sarah Foster, Natalie Aguirre, and Shannon Lawrence

I've been trying to add words to my WIP this month. I've added some but not as many as I'd hoped for one reason or another. Ah well, progress is progress I guess however small.

In other writing news I was very excited to have a manuscript longlisted in the WriteMentor Children's novel. Will have to wait and see if it goes any further in the competition but it certainly gives a nice boost.

I have been looking for a writing group to join for some time. I live in quite a rural area and opportunities are not abundant. However, I spotted a few lines about a new group starting the following week in the local paper and so decided to go along. First meeting was on Monday. It's nice to meet some like minded people so hopefully the group will be a success. I was brave and read out some of my work and we have a writing exercise to complete for the next session in a couple of weeks time. I will look forward to it.

March 4 question - Other than the obvious holiday traditions, have you ever included any personal or family traditions/customs in your stories?


After having given this question some thought I can't really think of any family traditions that have made their way into my writing. Not consciously anyway, maybe some small details have slipped in somewhere over the years!

Thank you for stopping by and reading my post. I will hop around some blogs and see what you have all been up to.

28 comments:

  1. Congratulations on having your manuscript longlisted!

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  2. That's awesome on the longlist. And that you found a local group.

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    1. Yes, some nice positive things to celebrate.

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  3. How nice to find a writing group. I like online groups but it's not the same as that physical see-hear stuff. I hope it works out.

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  4. That's great that you may have found a writing group. I really like mine.

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    1. It's great to mix with other writers isn't it?

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  5. Congrats on your manuscript and finding a writing group!

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  6. Meeting people face-to-face to talk about writing will change your life. Have a blast and congrats on your success. Well done.

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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    1. Thanks, hoping to will continue to be a good chance to meet up.

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  7. I’ve just started a writing group, but because of the Coronavirus this will have to only hold’ for a while. But good luck with the writing group you have joined, hope you continue to enjoy this experience.

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    1. Good point, I'm sure this will have an effect on lots of things in the short term.

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  8. Great you found a good writing group, hopefully it stays around.

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  9. Congratulations on the manuscript long list. Happy IWSG day.

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  10. Myself, I don't tend to do well with writing groups. I'm too much of a hermit. Congratulations on the manuscript!

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    1. I understand that feeling. Thank you for your visit.

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  11. Congrats about your manuscript Suzanne. Hope all goes well.

    Yvonne.

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  12. Congrats on being longlisted! That's awesome! Fingers-crossed that this manuscript achieves even more success... ^_^

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  13. i hope your story works into the children’s novel! and just as you found a group to join, you probably had to cancel the next meeting... so many things cancelled

    trying to look for the good and opportunities as i work from home with my family
    also wanted to say thanks for stopping by my Beast World campaign at Alex’s!

    Tara Tyler Talks

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    1. Hi Tara, yes unfortunately the group hasn't been able to meet again but we are trying to arrange something online until we can meet up again. Best wishes to you.

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  14. Hi Suzanne - so pleased you've found a new group ... and presumably you can continue online - oh yes I see you're looking at life that way. Take care and hope 'this thing' is staying away from you and yours ... all the best - Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary, lovely to hear from you. We are hoping to continue online in some way. We are staying well at the moment but life is very different for all of us right now. Hope you are ok too.

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