Wednesday, May 1, 2019

My May IWSG Post


Sadly, due to work commitments, I have reduced my blogging days from twice a week to now once a month, restricting my monthly posting to the first Wednesday of the month which is the IWSG day, because IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) has become an important part of my writing life.

This wonderful online writers’ group was started by Alex J. Cavanaugh, the superstar of the blogging world, the Secret Santa and the Angel in Disguise (I don’t want to say more else Alex will be embarrassed). Alex’s books: CassaStar, CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars are all Amazon Bestsellers. Alex with his amazing team of dedicated writers has made IWSG a force to reckon with in the writing world. IWSG has to its credit, writing contests, twitter pitch parties, it has brought out several anthologies, the IWSG website has informative and helpful posts from publishing experts.

May 1 question - What was an early experience where you learned that language had power?

It was in seventh grade when my English teacher had given us an essay to write, the topic was Holiday in the Mountains. The reason I remember it so well is because the teacher had praised my essay, telling my parents that I had literally transported her to the mountains, with my writing. At that point I realized that language had the power. And she had also urged my parents to encourage me to write more.

P.S. Thankyou to the IWSG Team for making me one of the Official Judges for The 2019 Annual IWSG Anthology Contest. I’m truly honoured.




13 comments:

  1. That one essay sparked your writing career.
    Happy to have you as one of the esteemed judges!

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  2. Thank you for accepting the position as one of the official judges, Rachna.
    Happy IWSG Day.

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  3. Congrats on being a judge! You'll do great!

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  4. You're going to be a great judge.

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  5. Congrats on being a judge!
    I've only been blogging on IWSG days lately as well. I'm glad it exists because I probably wouldn't be blogging at all without it.

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  6. Congratulations on being a judge. What an honor!

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  7. That is an amazing story of your early years as a writer! And congrats on being a judge!!

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  8. That's a great memory. Congrats on being a judge.

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  9. What a great early encouragement for your writing

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  10. A great memory and encouragement to write-on!!!

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  11. Hi, Rachna,

    How exciting!!!!! Congrats on the commission to judge and I saw all you lovely books in a post on Facebook... How exciting to have so many published books. You should be very proud.

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  12. You'll be a great judge. Congrats!

    What a great thing to have that boost early on from a teacher who believed in your writing.

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