Wednesday, April 4, 2018

#theIWSG April 2018

This awesome group, started by Alex J. Cavanaugh is a safe place to share insecurities and a great place to encourage one another as writers.
Co-hosts for the hop this month are:

Please welcome Shannon Lawrence as our new IWSG Admin!!!
At the same time, please bid a fond farewell to Christine Rains - and make sure to visit her!

The Instagram Photo Prompts for April are:
As always, join as you are able! Tag The IWSG or hashtag #TheIWSG

The optional question this month is: When your writing life is a bit cloudy or filled with rain, what do you do to dig down and keep on writing?

I take my journal with me nearly everywhere. I write snippets in it: a word, a phrase, some notes, a line or two. I find this helps keep me in touch with words and ideas, even if I'm not spending hours of time or putting in hundreds of words.

I also allow myself to play with language - create poetry, word collages, and image and word collage combos. This also helps me keep going.

To join the IWSG hop, go HERE.
To see the website, go HERE.

Check out this new word: Levidrome 
A six-year-old made it up and I think it's really cool!
As a fan of William Shakespeare (playwright and creator of many of our favorite words and phrases in English), I think word creation is awesome!
Hilary Melton-Butcher featured this word for We are the World Blogfest.

Project Revival of 5 Reasons to Write. Due to life's craziness and some health issues, I abandoned this project at some point. I would like to revive it. It may take some time, but if you would like to have a guest spot at my blog, this is my preferred format. Please consider taking a new topic or one that's been done before this.
Ideas for topics: 5 Reasons to Write Mysteries, 5 Reasons to Write in Tiny Notebooks, 5 Reasons to Write Upside Down, 5 Reasons to Write with Yoda. Topics can be silly or serious.

I will also be writing some 5 Reasons to Write posts because I find this "topic" helps me generate ideas, but again, if you want the same topic, just let me know and put your own spin on it.

What do you to dig down and keep writing? 
Do you have 5 Reasons to Write? 
Have you heard the word levidrome?


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I remember that series. Writing upside down sounds challenging.
A lot of people journal and they find it really helps.

Yolanda Renée said...

Creating a new word takes courage, confidence, and a sense of fun!

Great ideas for blog posts!
I write because I have too, lots of ideas, dozens of drafts, it's the completion of projects that haunt me. :)

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I don't journal much, but I write notes and snippets on just about anything I can get my hands on, so I'm always finding odd thoughts and story ideas.

I'm glad to hear you're feeling better.

Crystal Collier said...

I have 5 reasons not to write. LOL! Thankfully 3 of them are out of diapers. Actually, three of them pause over my shoulder and read snippets when I'm not looking. I constantly have to chase them off--which is flattering. I'm going to miss it when I don't have to battle them to keep some privacy until my drafts are ready for other people's eyes. =)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

LOL - Crystal, I think I have way more than 5 reasons not to write. I can think of 5 reasons to write historical though.

I journaled when I was younger. Maybe I need to take it up again.

Christine Rains said...

I read that post on Hilary's blog. Fantastic! I find inspiration in reading good books and the writing community. :)

Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor said...

I like your 5 Reasons series - great idea. I might be interested in helping out at some point, just need to think about what I've going on with my release schedule over the next couple of months.

Cheers - Ellen

krystal jane said...

Levidrome is a great word! I didn't realize there wasn't a word for that already. That's cool. I'm also a Shakepeare fan, by the way. ^_^

Chemist Ken said...

"Playing with the language." That's the kind of thing that makes you a real writer.

I really only have one reason to write. I want to see the characters in my head come to life so that everyone can enjoy them.

cleemckenzie said...

There's so much to take on, and it's hard to choose sometimes. Love that new word!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Hi Tyrean, the idea of a journal really appeals to me.

I've not heard of the word levidrome.

Mark Noce said...

6 year olds make the best words:) And yay, for Shannon!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great idea to take a journal around. That's a good way to make yourself realize that you do find inspiration a lot and that the rainy days aren't too many days.

CWMartin said...

I learned about levidromes following William Shatner on Twitter...

Olga Godim said...

Love the word Levidrome. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
I think I want to have a guest spot for your 5 Reasons to Write project. How do I sign on?

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I like your idea for blog posts. I'd love a spot on the 5 Reasons blog. I used to jot words and phrases in a journal. I need to start up again.

Anonymous said...

5 reasons to write in the shower (sort of!)

Heather R. Holden said...

A new word! How fun!

And oh, I remember those Five Reasons to Write posts. Those were always so fascinating to read. Definitely would love to see these revived!

Julie Flanders said...

I love that word. How cool! I remember your 5 reasons series. Glad to read you are bringing it back. :)

Erika Beebe said...

I love this new word and it’s origin. I also remember your five reasons series and loved it. I am happy to help if you need again too. Have a great rest of your week Tyrean :)

Patricia Lynne said...

I know that feeling of life forcing me to abandon some projects. Hoping I can revive them, too.