Wednesday, August 5, 2020

August 2020 IWSG



Hello everyone and as always thanks for stopping by. These are the co-hosts for July 2020’s Insecure Writers Support Group brought to you by Susan Baury Rouchard, Nancy Gideon, Jennifer Lane, Jennifer Hawes, Chemist Ken, and Chrys Fey!

Be sure to stop by and give them some love!

August 5 Question Although I have written a short story collection, the form found me and not the other way around. Don't write short stories, novels or poems. Just write your truth and your stories will mold into the shapes they need to be." Have you ever written a piece that became a form, or even a genre, you hadn't planned on writing in? Or do you choose a form/genre in advance?



I simply write. My books fall under Speculative Fiction, a broad category of fiction encompassing genres with certain elements that do not exist in the real world, often in the context of supernatural, futuristic or other imaginative themes.

I choose nothing in advance. I simply write. My brain is wired to see the world as a place where science and the supernatural meet. They co-exist in harmony.



Sure, our world looks chaotic.

And it is.

But looking at Einstein’s famous equation E=MC2 we see energy is equal to mass times the speed of light squared. They are equal to each other.

This means some angelic and fallen angelic beings have the authority to switch from a spirit being (energy) to a physical body (mass) we can measure with our five senses, like a human, animal or a grotesque form meant to terrify children and adults alike. Then they can go back to their energy form in less than a blink of an eye.


So that’s my world. And yours. Whether you believe it or not this is the world we live in. It would explain a lot of things we see on the news every day.

Question Do you believe there is more to our lives than what we can measure with our five senses?
The Launching Pad: Tier One

15 comments:

  1. I think a demon switched to a disease carrying bat last year.
    Write the truth - I've heard that a lot today.

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    1. Alex, yeah that could be it right there. That would explain a lot of things.

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  2. Yes I've heard people say to write the truth too. Glad it works for you.

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    1. Natalie, no other way I know how and I know I've fulfilled my pashion.

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  3. I don't choose anything in advance either and I like asking "What if". It makes me think and dream.

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    1. Patricia, "What if" is what keeps me going been one of my mottos for years thanks for sharing.

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  4. "What if?" gives you a broad range to choose from.

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    1. Diane, I'm not one of those writers or people who struggle if boxed in by definitions. If I were a rock band I might also need an epic horn section and backup singers. Life's too short to be constrained.

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  5. Simply writing is a good, fun strategy. :)

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    1. Chrys, fun is a key element writing and researching and all the good and bad that goes into it is challenging but rewarding.

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  6. I like your explanation of spirits to beings and back again. I'd never thought of it exactly like that (with Einstein's theory, and all), but it fits with my belief system. I have to 'choose something' to write about and have an idea where I'm going, otherwise I get too bogged down and overwhelmed!

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    1. Donna, thanks for stopping by. Thanks for your viewpoint. A lot of people have to stop and take a moment to find their compass. Happy to hear Einstein's E=MC2 helps fit into your reality.

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  7. Wonderful Stephen, lovely pictures and I like your fiction diagram, very clever.
    Wishing you a Happy IWSG day and an inspiring August. Take care, stay safe.

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  8. Hi Stephen - writing is important ... also allows our brain to be creative and alive ... not swamped in the morass of news. Definitely be aware ... but have fun to survive through. Keep safe - Hilary

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  9. I love how you look at things. Writers of speculative fiction have to believe there is more, don't we? So much unexplained and still be discovered.

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