#IWSG – Thrive

#IWSG – Thrive

Before I tackle this month’s question and Insecure Writer’s Support Group post , I must give you some news that was uplifting going forward. I was chosen as Runner-Up in the WEP-IWSG’s December Challenge The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face with my story Swords to Ploughshares. Writing fiction set against a horrific war has … Continue reading

#IWSG – Holiday Writing

#IWSG – Holiday Writing

This month’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group post might be a mite rushed, but not because of the holidays… well not directly. Rather, I’m still working on my December WEP-IWSG Challenge, which, although part of my ongoing Ukraine story, this month has a holiday element and is set during the festive season. However, I have posted Acts … Continue reading

#WEP/IWSG December Challenge – First Time Ever

#WEP/IWSG December Challenge – First Time Ever

As the war in Ukraine continues, so must my tale of two Canadian-Ukrainian pilot cousins unfold to merge reality and inspiration from the WEP/IWSG bi-monthly challenges. However, my ability to write cannot keep pace with reality. I had outlined a three-act story, but as I wrote it, slowly… while struggling to stay awake – like now … Continue reading

<strong>#IWSG – Miracles</strong>

#IWSG – Miracles

Apologies if this month’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group post seems ‘off-theme’, but I will get to the point… eventually. First, I must unburden myself. I was unaware of the fateful significance when I wrote the following words within my October WEP/IWSG Challenger post: “How much longer have we? We’ve so much to share. Evading death takes … Continue reading

<strong>The Ongoing War in Ukraine</strong>

The Ongoing War in Ukraine

As I wrote the October Challenge post, Putin’s disastrous invasion escalated. So, I ended up writing more background information. So, this is Post II, in which I refer in places to the Challenge post: https://rolandclarke.com/2022/10/19/wep-iwsg-october-challenge-thriller/ Ukraine’s successful counter-offensive revealed likely war crimes from a torture incident to mass graves in a forest. Russian troops and … Continue reading