It's the first Wednesday
of the month ~
the day when members of the
Insecure Writer's Support Group
share their writing struggles
and offer their encouragement
and support to other members.
To visit the IWSG website, click here.
To become a member of the IWSG, click here.
Our wonderful co-hosts who are stepping up to help IWSG founder Alex J. Cavanaugh are:
Tamara Narayan , Tonya Drecker, Ellen@The Cynical Sailor, Lauren@Pensuasion, Stephen Tremp, and Julie Flanders.
I hope you have a chance to visit them and thank them for co-hosting.
I'm sure they would appreciate an encouraging comment!
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Happy August to all the IWSG members making the rounds today!
I'm off again, this time visiting my family in Smith's Cove, Nova Scotia
where we have gathered from near and far for our annual get-together.
This Time I Landed!
I have to dash this down quickly while I've got an internet connection
and a brief time alone: no activity, no family ~ just relaxation!
This month's question is:
What was your very first piece of writing as an aspiring writer?
Where is it now? Collecting dust or has it been published?
I first realized the thrill of writing in my fourth grade classroom
at Royal Canadian Air Force Station, Greenwood, Nova Scotia.
Royal Canadian Air Force Station Greenwood
Now Canadian Forces Base Greenwood
Home of 14 Wing
Nova Scotia, Canada
Our teacher was introducing us to paragraph writing,
and we were writing a paragraph together.
Ms. Fox would go from student to student asking for the next sentence,
and she would write that sentence on the board,
building the paragraph as she wrote.
There was a dark cave ... and my early contribution sent
a paleontologist inside to stumble across dinosaur bones.
When Ms Fox wrote those words in chalk on the blackboard,
I had shivers all over.
I suddenly knew deep down inside that I had to write.
That sentence vanished in a smear of disappearing chalk
as my teacher erased our finished paragraph from the blackboard,
but I have never forgotten the power and thrill of that moment.
I'll be home in a few days, and I will make the rounds visiting your blogs.
Enjoy IWSG Day!
Me, Standing on the Shore of the Annapolis Basin
Smith's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada
July 24, 2016
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