Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Inspiration for the Upcoming 2020 IWSG Anthology Contest ~ Part 1

Last Wednesday IWSG founder Alex J. Cavanaugh gave us a sneak peak into the 2020 IWSG Anthology Contest, revealing the science fiction genre and the amazing judges. The theme will be announced when the contest opens on May 6th.  I bet I'm not the only excited IWSG member already considering ideas.  As an author featured in the 2020 IWSG anthology Voyagers, I encourage everyone to go for it.  I never dreamed my story would be selected; yet here I am, waiting to see it in print on May 5th.

Inspiring Quotes About Writing:

Today five of the authors in Voyagers:  The Third Ghost are sharing their favoriting writing quotes, and, as an extra treat, Alex J. Cavanaugh, the founder of the Insecure Writers Support Group, is sharing his.  Let's rev up for the 2020 IWSG Anthology Contest with some inspiring quotes!

Katharina Gerlach
"Winter Days"

My favorite writing quote is:
"Safe never starts. Perfect never finishes."
         –Holly Lisle:  (the best writing
          courses I ever took)

Katharina currently writes stories of varying length in fantastical and historical genres. She runs the Indie Authors’ Advent Calendar each year, a free for all story feast.

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Yvonne Ventresca
"The Third Ghost"

Yvonne is the award-winning author of Black Flowers, White Lies, (IPPY Gold Medal for National YA fiction) and Pandemic (SCBWI’s Crystal Kite Award).  Her other works include two nonfiction books and several short stories selected for anthologies, including the previous IWSG anthology, Hero Lost: Mysteries of Death and Life.

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Sherry Ellis
"The Ghosts of Pompeii"

My favorite writing quote is:
"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." 
–Maya Angelou

Sherry's books include Don't Feed the Elephant; Ten Zany Birds; That Mama is a Grouch; That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN; Bubba and Squirt's Big Dig to China; and Bubba and Squirt's Mayan Adventure.

Bish Denham
"The Blind Ship"

My favorite quote is:
"Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen." –John Steinbeck.

I love this quote because that's a problem with me. I have so many ideas I don't know which one to pick. They're all jumping around in my mind like a bunch of rabbits yelling, "Me! Me! Pick me!"

Bish is the author of two middle grade novels and a collection of retold Jamaican Anansi stories.

Beth Anderson Schuck
"The Orchard"

Here’s one of my favorite writing related quotes:
“Once you’re into a story everything seems to apply- what you overhear on the city bus is exactly what your character would say. Wherever you go, you meet a part of your story.”
–Eudora Welty.

Beth writes historical fiction featuring willful female characters.

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Alex J. Cavanaugh
a.k.a. Alex Ninja Captain

Here are favorite quotes from our inspiring leader, the founder of the Insecure Writers Support Group, Alex J. Cavanaugh.  A successful writer himself, Alex is the author of Amazon bestsellers CassaStar, CassaFire, CassaStorm, and Dragon of the Stars.

 “It's better to die in pursuit of your dreams than to live a life without hope.”
–Terry Brooks

“I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I'm afraid of. ” –Joss Whedon

“Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” –Mark Twain

“You can make anything by writing.” –C.S. Lewis

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.” –Ray Bradbury

And of course my own writing quote “Thou shall not suck!” –Alex J. Cavanaugh

Coming on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 . . .

Next week the remaining five authors in Voyagers will share their favorite writing quotes, along with another surprise guest.

Till next time ~
Fundy Blue

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Blog Interviews and Virtual Tours:

2. May 4 - June McCrary Jacobs

3. May 6 - C. Lee McKenzie, Author

4. May 6 - Literary Rambles – Natalie Aguirre
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The release date for VOYAGERS: The Third Ghost 
is May 5, 2020,
but purchase links are available,
and you can preorder a copy now.

Print 9781939844729 $13.95
EBook 9781939844736 $4.99
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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Those are all good!
Thanks for including me.

Fundy Blue said...

Yes they are, and it was my pleasure to include you! Take care, my friend!

Sherry Ellis said...

Now I feel inspired! Great quotes from everyone!

Rebecca M. Douglass said...

Great set of quotes! I think I might be inspired to get up from the breakfast table and get some work done!

Fundy Blue said...

Thanks, Sherry!

Fundy Blue said...

Sadly, I'm still at the kitchen counter drinking coffee. Have a good one, Rebecca!

Beth Schuck said...

I"m so impressed with my fellow authors from this anthology. What a joy to learn about all of you!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I love Sherry's about creativity. It's just like praise - the more you give, the more you have to give.

Bish Denham said...

An excellent group of quotes!

Fundy Blue said...

Me, too! I've had so much fun putting these posts together, because I'm learning more about each of you!

Fundy Blue said...

Right on, Diane! It works for smiles too.

Fundy Blue said...

I agree, Bish! I got a kick out of Alex's "Thou shall not suck." I'm always trying to avoid that. LOL

Roland Clarke said...

Some great quotes - especially the one by Alex. Maybe that should motivate me.

Fundy Blue said...

LOL ~ Roland! Have a good one, my friend!

Pat Hatt said...

Great batch of quotes indeed. I'll take ideas over rabbits though, cheaper to feed, usually lol

Fundy Blue said...

LOL ~ And you have no shortage of ideas, Pat! Take care!