Hello, September!

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Happy Labor Day, readers! For those of you in the U.S., I hope you all have had a lovely long weekend and have gotten the opportunity to relax and enjoy what is unofficially the last weekend of summer.

We’re into a new month and a new school year. Lots of fun stuff going on around our house, but it’s definitely busy. Who knew being the mother of two high schoolers would keep me hopping so much?

In the meantime, I have all of you and the blog as my quiet space, and we’ve got all of our regular content coming up for this week.

First is my flash fiction for this week’s workshop. I started out with the prompt with something completely different in mind but came up with this. Be sure to let me know what you thought. Here’s an excerpt of this week’s original short fiction:

I’d had enough. I’ve lived here for nearly 80 years, and I’d had enough. So I did what any self-respecting citizen would do.

I gave our community the opportunity to reset itself.

Read the whole story now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

Next is what I’m reviewing this week. Tomorrow sees the release of The Conflict Thesaurus: Volume 2 by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi. This dynamite team has turned out so many amazing resources for authors so far in their thesaurus series. Does the latest one meet the standards of the others? Find out on Wednesday on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

Finally, on Friday, it’s back to Instagram and bits and pieces from my writing and non-writing lives. Check out previous posts with my handle, @EktaRGarg, or on my Facebook author page.

Take care of each other, readers, and perform an act of kindness for a stranger this week.

Have a great night!


Exciting book news!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! I have some wonderful news to share to start this week: I’ve signed the contract for my second book with Atmosphere Press! I can’t wait for my original fairy tale to reach all of you. I’ll share more details as they become available, but needless to say I’m thrilled!

In the meantime, I have our regular content for you here on The Write Edge. First up is this week’s short story. I wrote a piece of micro fiction for this week’s post, so I won’t share an excerpt, but it was great to challenge myself with it. Check out the new story on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

On Wednesday I’ll share my review of the book I previewed on Friday on Instagram. Find out what I thought of Never Coming Home by Kate M. Williams. You’ll get that review on The Write Edge Bookshelf in the middle of the week.

This Friday, because it’s the last Friday of the month, I’ll post my latest Growth Chart with my parenting adventures for you. See what’s going on in our house at the end of this week on Growth Chart!

Stay hydrated, take care of each other, and do good today. Have a fantastic week, readers!


It’s my book birthday!!

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! When I started The Write Edge in 2010, I didn’t know that one day I’d be saying these words.


Here’s a shot of the newest poster to join the wall in my writing studio this morning!

Thank you to everyone who has supported me so far by buying/pre-ordering The Truth About Elves and reviewing it. It’s now available on all platforms, from a variety of stores. If you haven’t gotten your copy yet, what are you waiting for? 😀 Go to my author website and snag it for yourself now!

I’ll be back tomorrow morning with more of our regular content. In the meantime…

Get the vaccine.

Wear a mask.

Wash your hands.

Show a stranger some kindness today.

Have a wonderful day, readers, and definitely have a piece of cake to celebrate!