IWSG – April: Dancing with Dementia (+ Giveaway)

Dear IWSGers, instead of answering this month’s question, I’d like to showcase fellow Canadian Jemi Fraser’s new book Dancing with Dementia. Things are fine in my world. Yes, I am sad, but I’m also grateful for many blessings. Today Jemi’s book seems more important than anything I have to say. Though I promised I’d share my Bali adventure, I think …

Characters File Lawsuit – Hank Quense

(Author’s note: In my last report https://joylenebutler.com/help-i-need-advice-hank-quense/.html I explained that my characters have their knickers bunched up.  My research has uncovered some of their activities.  Here is a report I’ve managed to piece together.) Characters File a Lawsuit In Dun Hythe, Gundarland’s largest city, the bailiff called out “All rise!” and Judge Oakenleaf, an old elf, hobbled into courtroom.  He …

Phyllis Zimbler Miller – Story Telling Responsibilities

PSAs in Fiction Mar 2020 rev The Public Service Responsibility of Fiction Writers Although this is a rather formal title for a blog post, I wanted to start out with a clear thesis: When we write fiction – novels, screenplays, short stories, poems, limericks – we should encourage responsible societal behaviors whenever possible. Safer sex portrayal: Unless there is an …

Hank Quense writes satirical fantasy and sci-fi!

It’s my great pleasure to welcome back Hank Quense and to announce he’ll be a regular on my blog. Hank’s got a ticklish sense of humour, he knows plenty about marketing, fiction writing and what sells. Please check out his book and his blog. You’ll be treated to a delightful and crazy twist on all sorts of life’s adventures.  Plus …

IWSG – January 2020 – I’m Back

IWSG was created by Ninja Captain Alex J Cavanaugh — because Alex understood we needed a safe place to congregate, insecurity is part of our creative nature, and together we’re stronger. On the first Wednesday of each month, you can either write on any subject related to your writing journey or adopt the option of answering the month’s question. Either …

Book Review: TOMORROW by Merilyn Ruth Liddell

Often while I’m working on a difficult WIP, (one that’s takes forever to finish) I’ll grab a novel for inspiration. In July, I read an advance copy of Tomorrow by Canadian author Merilyn Ruth Liddel, and enjoyed it so much, I chose to write a review. The plot, the writing, and the characters motivated to me to the extent that …