Insecure Writers Support Group badgeGreetings, Insecure Writers – WRiTECLUB19 is just around the corner.  In fact the official announcement was made on Monday, so anything I’m saying is announced at DL Hammons’ website far more authoritatively.

What is WriteClub19?

I thought most of my insecure writing friends might like to take advantage of the opportunity to submit one or more short stories, max 500 words. You send them in under a pseudonym.  They will be judged, they will be voted on.  And the thirty best will go forward, FIGHT CLUB style, to a knock-out round to decide the winner.

Even if you don’t submit a story, you can vote!

March 4th  – WRiTE CLUB contest official announcement

March 18th – Submissions period opens.

April 14th – Submission period closes.

April 29th – 1st WRiTE CLUB bout

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I have taken a step forward, and volunteered to be one of the initial readers.  We vet and vote on all the entries.  I’m not open to bribes, so don’t bother, and anyway I’m only a small cog in the decision process.

So, come on friends, get a 500 word entry together, and go forth and spread thy insecurity!

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IWSG Question of the Month

This is my post for the Insecure Writers Support group’s monthly blog hop.  You can sign up here Insecure Writers Support Group, and also sign up for the monthly newsletter which tells you, among other things, the theme for the monthly post, should you choose to follow it.  And the question is….

Whose perspective do you like to write from best, the hero (protagonist) or the villain (antagonist)? And why?

It also tells you who to thank for co-hosting it this month:  Fundy Blue, Beverly Stowe McClure, Erika Beebe,and Lisa Buie-Collard!

Do I prefer to write protagonist or antagonist?

Well, it depends on who they are.  Mostly I enjoy my protags, but I must admit, I don’t mind working with Kaa Birith’s perspective – he’s one slimy b******d. I suppose he helps me get out my frustration with politicians.

What do you think?

#IWSG March | In which I talk about WriteClub19
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18 thoughts on “#IWSG March | In which I talk about WriteClub19

  • 6 March, 2019 at 6:38 am
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    I’ll have to try to do something for WriteClub, though I may run short of time.

    As for the IWSG question, I like to like my protags. But surely I’ve written a few slimy characters in my flash fiction over the years?

    • 7 March, 2019 at 4:55 pm
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      Well, as you realise, I’m thinking of Kaa Birith as the baddie, since he really is (Hugo was merely misunderstood!). But sometimes I like to see him working out how to get into and out of sticky situations 🙂

  • 6 March, 2019 at 10:49 am
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    Hi,
    This sounds interesting. I will visit the website to see what kind of stories they are looking for.
    Have fun reading the stories.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

    • 7 March, 2019 at 4:54 pm
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      I haven’t found that out myself yet, Pat. I think it’s quite wide-ranging – which to my mind makes it very difficult!

  • 6 March, 2019 at 11:28 am
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    I hadn’t thought about writing from a villain as an outlet. That’s great! I wish you much luck and it sounds like you are enjoying it. Good luck with WriteClub 🙂

    • 7 March, 2019 at 4:57 pm
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      I know of some people who have written the book from the antagonist’s viewpoint, which sort of makes it anti-hero rather than the antag, I think. But I’m not really clever enough for that. As Rebecca says, you may need to have some sort of love for your main characters, so why write an evil one?

  • 7 March, 2019 at 3:09 am
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    I love WriteClub. Some great books have come from that.
    Good answer to the IWSG question.

    • 7 March, 2019 at 4:59 pm
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      I’m glad you already know it, J – I can’t remember how I came across it, but I’m glad I did 🙂

  • 7 March, 2019 at 12:52 pm
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    I’m sorry the announcement of WriteClub seems to be a bit later than originally planned. But submissions should open March 18th anyway.

  • 8 March, 2019 at 7:21 am
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    Hi, Jemima! I think anyone that helps you get out your frustrations with politicians must be good! I yell at the tv a lot, but I suspect that’s not good for my blood pressure! I hope that you have fun reading all the entries to WriteClub19’s contest. Maybe another time for me ~ It’s a busy month! Take care!

    • 8 March, 2019 at 9:43 am
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      It is a busy month, you’re right! I’m working on my A to Z posts now, and then I’ve gone and committed to Camp Nano again as I MUST get my big writing projects done this spring! And then there’s gardening…

  • 8 March, 2019 at 3:52 pm
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    If I weren’t so hell bent to finish my book this spring, I’d do it.

    • 9 March, 2019 at 1:23 pm
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      I’ve signed up to Camp Nano to make me finish mine 🙂 But I give up that other job I’ve been doing at the end of this month (Yippee!)

  • 12 March, 2019 at 3:01 pm
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    This does sound fun and kudos to you for volunteering to help. I’m drowning in edits for my next book but I’ll keep an eye on the next offering.

  • 14 March, 2019 at 12:04 pm
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    Thanks for helping to spread the word, Jemima! Can’t wait to see the stories that get submitted this year.

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