Wednesday, February 5, 2014

IWSG February 2014

IWSG, brainchild of Alex J. Cavanaugh, occurs once a month. It exists for writers to voice their insecurities and offer advice. The official website, continues to be a priceless commodity in my studying and research. Any one interested in writing to have a look!

While we're on the subject of Alex, check it out - his Sci Fi book CassaFire (list price $15.95) will be on sale from Feb 4 - 10 for 99 cents! For those of you not familiar, go have a look and read a sample!

CassaStar was just the beginning...

The Vindicarn War is a distant memory and Byron's days of piloting Cosbolt fighters are over. He has kept the promise he made to his fallen mentor and friend - to probe space on an exploration vessel. Shuttle work is dull, but it's a free and solitary existence. The senior officer is content with his life aboard the Rennather.

The detection of alien ruins sends the exploration ship to the distant planet of Tgren. If their scientists can decipher the language, they can unlock the secrets of this device. Is it a key to the Tgren's civilization or a weapon of unimaginable power? Tensions mount as their new allies are suspicious of the Cassan's technology and strange mental abilities.

To complicate matters, the Tgrens are showing signs of mental powers themselves; the strongest of which belongs to a pilot named Athee, a woman whose skills rival Byron's unique abilities. Forced to train her mind and further develop her flying aptitude, he finds his patience strained. Add a reluctant friendship with a young scientist, and he feels invaded on every level. All Byron wanted was his privacy...

As for my own contribution to IWSG, I'm choosing to take the time I would be writing here to finally get out in the blog world and see some of you guys I've been neglecting for so long.

See you guys soon.


  1. David, thanks for the big plug! Watching CassaFire climb in the rankings the past two days has been awesome. This community rocks.

  2. Happy reading, David! As always, it's good to see you post *anything.* I can see that Alex appreciates the Shout Out!!!

  3. Great post:) I've been a part of IWSG for a while, but I don't post religiously. Nonetheless, it's a great source of comfort for fellow authors:)

  4. That's cool man sometimes we just have to hang out with Hope all is well your way.

  5. You are a superhero for spreading the love and you were right in your post to me last month...

    "A couple of months ago I tried visiting them all.. Because I was feeling especially down and out… and the response on my own blog was overwhelming. Until then I had not truly known the power of the IWSG.
    Good luck visiting them all… Even if you only hit a fraction, you’re lifting someone up."

    I feel like I am the winner for my effort.

    Leanne Ross ( & @LeanneRossRF )

  6. Oh man, I feel you on the "neglecting" front. I have been the worst blogger ever lately, but it's great to get to visit and see what everyone is up to. Hope you are having a great day!

  7. I didn't realize I'd left you all hanging!

    Alex, I'm happy about your success. You deserve it

    Robin, glad to entertain!

    Mark, that is true.

    Brandon, Thanks for coming by. I don't 'get out' to other blogs enough these days

    Leanne, I'm glad to hear it! I just went and read your follow up. Congrats on visiting all 225!

    LisaAnn, good to hear from you. And congrats on the release of your debut!


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