A brush of fall weather

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Hello, Write Edge readers! Today in Central Illinois we’ve had a brush of fall weather; not cool enough for a jacket, but certainly cool enough for a long sweater. The temperatures are popping right back up tomorrow, though, so this feels like just a teaser of the coming season.

It’s the start of another week, which means my weekly fiction. Today I wrote a piece of micro fiction, so I won’t preview it here. I can say, though, that it was partially inspired by an actual (minor) incident over the weekend. You can read the story now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

In the middle of the week, I’ll share a brand new book review with you. This week I’ll tell you what I thought of middle grade author Lindsay Currie’s new book The Girl in White. Check out that post on Wednesday on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

At the end of the week, I hope to post my latest Instagram pictures for you. Find out what I’m reading for next week, what book will be the focus of this month’s Biblio Breakdown, and get a few peeks of summer memories that now live in my writing studio. That’s all coming up on Friday on Instagram!

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


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!


Instagram posts now up!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! Look at me, posting before bedtime. 😀 I’ve shared my latest photos on Instagram with you, including what I’m reading, what I’m writing, and more. Check them out with my handle, @EktaRGarg, or go now to my Facebook author page for these posts and other fun stuff exclusive to FB.

Take care of each other, readers, perform an act of kindness toward a stranger, and have a safe and healthy long weekend (for my U.S. readers)!