What You Write Will Make Others Think #IWSG
[I wrote this post as a member of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group where we share our worries and also offer support and encouragement to each other on the first Wednesday of every month. If you’re a writer like me and you’re looking for a bit of support, you can click the link and sign up here
This past week at work, we celebrated the top building teacher in each of our school buildings in my school district. One of the teachers honored was an elementary art teacher. She said her favorite part of teaching was presenting each art class with one project and then watching each student in that class take an individual liberty with the assignment. She loved seeing how different minds came up with so many different solutions to the same set up.
I tend to think interpreting art or writing are nearly the same. Some types of writing move us and others don’t. What moves me may not move someone else. We see things from our experiences and formulate truths based on what we know so naturally, when we produce work others will review, we will get both admirers and some who may not care for our work at all.
This month’s IWSG question asks, “Has any of your readers ever responded to your writing in a way that you didn’t expect?
I’ve always been surprised by other interpretations, and I suppose, I’ve also been honored. I used to think as an art student the only eyes that ever truly saw the meaning behind the picture or story was the artist. I still believe that’s true.
Speaking of honors and writers, I have a great Anthology to share by some amazing writers who deserve hearing exactly what you think of all of their amazing stories.
Dark Matter: Artificial
An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology
Discover dark matter’s secrets…
What is an AI’s true role? Will bumbling siblings find their way home from deep space? Dark matter is judging us—are we worthy of existence? Would you step through a portal into another reality? Can the discoverer of dark matter uncover its secrets?
Ten authors explore dark matter, unraveling its secrets and revealing its mysterious nature. Featuring the talents of Stephanie Espinoza Villamor, C.D. Gallant-King, Tara Tyler, Mark Alpert, Olga Godim, Steph Wolmarans, Charles Kowalski, Kim Mannix, Elizabeth Mueller, and Deniz Bevan.
Hand-picked by a panel of agents, authors, and editors, these ten tales will take readers on a journey across time and space. Prepare for ignition!
Founded by author Alex J. Cavanaugh, the Insecure Writer’s Support Group offers support for writers and authors alike. It provides an online database; articles; monthly blog posting; Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram groups; #IWSGPit, and a newsletter. https://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/
Release date: May 4, 2021
Print ISBN 9781939844828 $14.95
EBook ISBN 9781939844835 $4.99
Keep your eyes posted on the next publishing opportunity.