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 …