#IWSG: Writing craft

 It's time once again for the Insecure Writer's Support Group monthly post! 


The IWSG is a fantastic group of writers and bloggers who share posts the first Wednesday of each  month.

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!

The awesome co-hosts for the August 4 posting of the IWSG are PK Hrezo, Cathrina Constantine, PJ Colando, Kim Lajevardi, and Sandra Cox!
Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG 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. 

Remember, the question is optional!

August 4 question - What is your favorite writing craft book? Think of a book that every time you read it you learn something or you are inspired to write or try the new technique. And why?

I'm skipping the question this month. I've talked before about writing books, but right now I'm not feeling the love. Actually, I'm feeling pretty good as a writer, because (cue blaring of trumpets and clashing of symbols)... I'm actually writing! I'm 49,000 words into a really horrid, messy, glop of a draft of a new novel for a new mystery series. Okay, I also just picked up another rejection for a short story, but I've turned it around and sent it back out. I also got much-needed insights (thanks, Jemima Pett!) into why another story kept coming back. I've got that one queued up for a complete rewrite--the plot is sound, the execution... well, the less said, the better. Not sure exactly when that will happen, but maybe while I'm hiking?

Because, yup, it's August and Rebecca is headed to the High Sierra. Cross your fingers and toes for us, that we won't get smoked out! And meanwhile, tell us about the writing books that help you. I'm sure I'll need them again. In fact, given the mess I'm looking at with the new novel, I'll be especially grateful for books that address messy rewrites!

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