Wednesday Writing

What brings you joy as a writer?

One of the things that brings me joy is supporting other writers. The whole purpose of what I post on Mondays is to help writers to write more clearly. One of the other things I like to do is read advance copies of books to either give feedback or to be able to help promote books during launch week. This is launch week for Sarah Ray Schwarcz and her middle grade novel, “Game over, ShrinkWithers”.

“Game Over, ShrinkWithers” sounds like it might be just about a game, except that the future of the Earth is at stake. Jenny and Branch and their parents have to work together to solve dilemmas and get themselves out of precarious situations. If they lose, the Earth will lose too. But it isn’t easy, because as Terrence will tell you, “We don’t know everything about everything.” The book is packed with action and suspense, and the brilliant imagination of Sarah Ray Schwarcz. Your middle grade readers are sure to love it, but if you don’t have any of those, don’t let that stop you from enjoying it too.

The cover of a middle grade novel, "Game Over, ShrinkWithers", by Sarah Ray Schwarcz. The cover shows two children standing hand in hand on a grassy hillside overlooking hills and valleys filled with evergreen trees.

Tuesday Two

Write a story with only two sentences. Use the photo for inspiration if you wish.

Photo by Aron Visuals on Unsplash.

A mountain in Bali underneath a night sky with a crescent moon. A field of tall grasses is in the foreground, and agricultural fields are in the centre of the photo.

Tuesday Two

Write a story with only two sentences. Use the photo for inspiration if you wish.

Photo by Tom Morbey on Unsplash.

A skateboarder hanging in the air over the hills of a skate park with the sun setting in the background.

Tuesday Two

Write a story with only two sentences. Use the photo for inspiration if you wish.

Photo by Anders Jildén on Unsplash.

Balconies outside of a building made of steel that looks like it has been folded. The angle of the shot makes it all look very disorganized.

Tuesday Two

Write a story with only two sentences. Use the photo for inspiration if you wish.

Photo by shahid shah on Unsplash.

A monkey sitting on a weathered fence post, with two baby monkeys sitting on either side of the fence post on the rail below.

Tuesday Two

Write a story with only two sentences. Use the photo for inspiration if you wish.

Photo by Casey Horner on Unsplash.

A tunnel of bright light is formed by a path between trees. It is a path that is travelled enough that we see the back of a road sign, and a gate to the left of the photo, but the sunshine reflects in a large puddle of water in the foreground.