Welcome to our Last IWSG Day of the year for 2023.
IWSG is a writers' support group created and led by Alex J. Cavanaugh.
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It's a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
This group is an immense help to many of us who do not mind sharing our insecurities and successes or giving others encouragement and support.
So, if you are interested and would like to join, the link below will lead you directly to us.
Submissions: I made the shortlist in the WEP’s, The Phantom of the Opera Challenge that was held in October 2023.
NEWS: I finished NaNo.
Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG, and the hashtag is #IWSG.
MY METHODS FOR REVIEWING A BOOK
Every book I read for review is not usually the genre I write in. Thus, my critique is based on my experience with the book. When I start reading it, I hope to quickly get into the story if it is fiction or promptly move into the subject matter I am reading about if it is non-fiction.
For a book that is well written, I sink into the book quite fast.
If a book is filled with many typos, missing words, and/or the structure is so far out, I need to figure out what the author is trying to say; I put the book down and write my review telling why I couldn't get into the book.
I do my best to be respectful to all authors, but being compliant does not mean giving a poorly written book a high rating. When people read my reviews, they ask for my honest opinion, and that is what I want to give them.
With this last post of the year, I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a blessed crossover into 2024, and I hope to see you again on the IWSG DAY Platform on January 3, 2024.