Wednesday, March 2, 2022

My March IWSG and Writing Conflicts


In India, everything has opened up now, though everyone is still wearing a mask. I am hoping the pandemic is behind us. I desperately want a return to normalcy, as I have lived under the fear of the virus for too long.

This year my aim is to conquer my fears and explore different possibilities. I have managed to do both (to a certain extent). I will share the details soon.

As it’s the first Wednesday of the month, it’s time for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) post. IWSG was started by the wonderful Alex J Cavanaugh, the author of Amazon Bestsellers : CassaStar, CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars. The IWSG website is packed with writing related posts. To read the other IWSG posts, visit the group’s page.

March 2 question - Have you ever been conflicted about writing a story or adding a scene to a story? How did you decide to write it or not?

The awesome co-hosts for the March 2 posting of the IWSG are Janet Alcorn, Pat Garcia, Natalie Aguirre and Shannon Lawrence!

Yes, several times I have been conflicted about writing a story or adding a scene to a story. Once, for one of my middle-grade novels, I removed a scene, as I felt that school principals (headmasters) may object to it and ban the books from their school (that would have been disastrous for a children’s book.) After a lot of thought, I decided to rework that particular chapter. For children’s books we authors are always treading a fine line and trying not to cross any lines.

How about you all? How do you handle your writing conflicts?