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Reading Envy #IWSG

Thanks to Alex Cavanaugh for starting the Insecure Writers Support Group!

The awesome co-hosts for the March 1 posting of the IWSG are Diedre Knight, Tonya Drecker, Bish Denham, Olga Godim, and JQ Rose. Thank you to the co-hosts!

I had let my Microsoft Office license lapse on my home laptop, but I finally bought it again–the first step to getting back to writing. Writers, do you use Microsoft Word or another application?

March 1 question – Have you ever read a line in novel or a clever plot twist that caused you to have author envy?

All the time! I like to highlight quotes that speak to me–maybe clever similes, hilarious dialogue, or psychological truths–and post them in my reviews on Goodreads.

Here are a couple of favorites:

“Have you ever held a three-year-old by the hand on the way home from preschool?”


“You’re never more important that you are then.” 
― Fredrik Backman, Anxious People


The conductor stepped up, tapped twice on the rostrum, and great hush descended. I felt the stillness, the auditorium alive, expectant. Then he brought down his baton and suddenly everything was pure sound. I felt the music like a physical thing; it didn’t just sit in my ears, it flowed through me, around me, made my senses vibrate. It made my skin prickle and my palms dampen.

― Jojo Moyes, Me Before You