Ho hey, it’s MAY! My favorite season of summer is upon us, and I can’t wait to swim in the sunshine and absorb vitamin D.
Just yesterday, Dancing Lemur Press released the latest IWSG anthology, Masquerade: Oddly Suited. I’m delighted to join nine authors penning short stories. Check out all of the blogs to read blurbs and learn more about these diverse, engaging characters!
Thanks to Alex Cavanaugh for starting this awesome support group. Sign up HERE.
IWSG Day Question:
What was an early experience where you learned that language had power?
Wow, this question provokes thought. One time that stands out for me is when I learned to be a therapist in grad school. I remember my supervisors teaching me the importance of language for accurate listening and building rapport with my clients. I learned to use the same words as my clients–if they say, “That pissed me off!” then I reply, “You were pissed off.” But I also developed the skill of listening to the unsaid words, empathizing with something like, “Underneath your anger is a deep sense of hurt.”
Thank you to the awesome co-hosts for the May 1 posting of the IWSG:
Lee Lowery, Juneta Key, Yvonne Ventresca, and T. Powell Coltrin