⌗IWSG January 2021. What turns you off ?


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.

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