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!
Alex J. Cavanaugh's awesome co-hosts for the May 4 posting of the IWSG are Stephen Tremp, Fundy Blue, MJ Fifield, Loni Townsend, Bish Denham, Susan Gourley, and Stephanie Faris!
Instead of sharing any of my usual insecurities, I'll share some amazing news from the IWSG!
Parallels: Felix Was Here
An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology
Enter the realm of parallel universes!
What if the government tried to create the perfect utopia? Could a society linked to a supercomputer survive on its own? Do our reflections control secret lives on the other side of the mirror? Can one moment split a person’s world forever?
Exploring the fantastic, ten authors offer incredible visions
and captivating tales of diverse reality.
Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these ten tales will expand your imagination and twist the tropes of science fiction. Step through the portal and enter another dimension!
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I don't recall every detail, but I do remember standing outside a theater in 1977 waiting to go see Star Wars with my parents and my two brothers.
It was larger than life.
[And we called it Star Wars. Just Star Wars.]
I'm sure I missed a lot of plot points and the general premise was probably over my head, (I was just a kid!), yet the feeling of being somewhere else, of falling into a movie and not coming back out until the credits rolled, stays with me to this day.
There was something so special about that film. The sounds, the music, the sense of urgency, the drama, the bits of humor, the sarcasm, the bond formed between the characters. It was all so ... fantastic.
Where were you when Star Wars hit theaters? Do you feel the same way I do?