Wednesday, September 2, 2020

September IWSG Post And My Dream Beta Partner


3 more IWSG posts to go before 2020 bids us goodbye. This year can fly past and I won’t mind at all, neither will you all, I’m sure. Though I’m writing a lot nowadays, sadly my reading has taken a beating. But I plan to catch up with my reading after September when my deadline ends, by giving myself a few days to read and eat and sleep.

It’s the first Wednesday of the month and time for our monthly IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) post where we talk about all aspects of writing, our discussions center around our books, characters, stories, revisions and publishing.

IWSG is online writers’ group, started by Alex J Cavanaugh: author, blogger, musician and a wonderful human, who loves supporting other writers. Alex is the author of several amazon bestsellers: CassaStar, CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars, with more bestsellers on the way.

Do visit the IWSG website for amazing tips on writing, publishing and marketing, interviews with industry professionals and contests.

September 2 question - If you could choose one author, living or dead, to be your beta partner, who would it be and why?

Though there are many authors I would like as a beta partner, as I write children’s books, I would choose Roald Dahl, because I love the fun elements of his book which also have characters like Mathilda, James, George and Sophie who tug at the reader’s heartstrings. And I also love the crazy words he invented and the quirky characters he created. I could do with infusing that kind of humour in my books.

Looking forward to reading who you all would choose as your beta partner.

P.S. Hope all of are well and staying safe.



  1. He certainly wrote quirky stories.
    At least you are still writing. Many are still struggling.

  2. Glad you're writing so much and have deadlines to meet. I've been reading a lot through the pandemic as well as writing more. It's one silver lining in these challenging times.

  3. Hit that deadline and then relax.

    I certainly can't wait to get out of 2020.

  4. I haven't been reading much fiction this year. Only non-fiction, so my reading has taken a hit.

    I'm looking forward to 2020 ending, and hoping 2021 will be better.

  5. Roald Dahl had such a fantastic imagination. Great choice!

  6. Roald Dahl is a fab choice. What a fun time you would have. Best wishes to you.

  7. Any author who can implement humor in their stories is one I'd read!

  8. Yes. R.D. was a genius. His books will delight children, and grown ups, for generations!

  9. Hi, Rachna! I'm still making the rounds for IWSG Day. Roald Dahl is an amazing writer, and I read at least one of his novels and some shorter stories to my second and third grade students every year. The boys, and some girls, loved "whizzpoppers," for example! LOL He was a genius at humor. I hope that you are doing well! Take care!