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!
And we’re revving up IWSG Day to make it more fun and interactive! Every month, we'll announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say.
August 7 question - Has your writing ever taken you by surprise? For example, a positive and belated response to a submission you'd forgotten about or an ending you never saw coming?
As a pantser, I have to say my writing often surprises me.
It doesn't take much for a whole scene to take a swift turn and go in a whole new direction. Of course, with my romance stories, the happy ending won't change, but the path to get there is totally flexible!
I've also been surprised by a lot of my flash fiction stories. As a rule, I'm a happy and positive person. I write mostly contemporary romance which requires happy endings. But during flash fiction, I've been pulled in a lot of directions - not all of which are happy or upbeat.
And you know what?
They're so much fun!!!
Here's to more surprises in the future!
How about you? Do you like when your writing or reading takes an unexpected turn? Do you like those stories that are different than your norm?