Cutting the week in half

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! This week I’m cutting my week in half by posting the majority of my content today. I wanted to post my short story on Monday, but, in truth, I was trying something new and a little reluctant to finish it. As a writer, I’m always pushing myself to push my personal writing boundaries. Sometimes that also means giving myself a pep talk to get through a new story. Hence the extra time to finish it.

Regardless, I’m here today with everything you expect from The Write Edge every week. First, this week’s motivational quote. It’s a reminder that creatives will always do their best work when they’re heard and when they strive for that voice.

“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”—Emile Zola

Next, this week’s short story, which, as I said, I was a little reluctant to finish. Next week, as many of you may remember, is our monthly writers’ showcase. That means I won’t be posting a short story next Monday, and I was curious as to what writing a scary/horror/creepy short piece might look like (in honor of Halloween next week.) This is my attempt, and I don’t know if it’s any good but I do know that I have increased respect for people in the horror/scary story genre. Here’s an excerpt:

Her terror dimmed in the weeks after that incident. The doll didn’t seem to want to punch her to a pulp with its tiny porcelain hands. It just kept moving from spot to spot, no matter how many times Haley sat it on the dresser.

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

And with that, we’re back on track for the week. It’s Wednesday, which means our regular book review. This week I’m sharing my thoughts on the recent release Don’t Look for Me by Wendy Walker. Here’s the opening to my post:

When a woman disappears, her daughter decides to look for her in defiance of the police and her family. Despite the general consensus that her mother left on her own, the daughter is determined to follow her instincts and bring her home. Author Wendy Walker builds a compelling plot that fizzles out and devolves into something much less serious in her newest novel Don’t Look for Me.

Read the whole review now on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

And Friday, of course, we’ll go back to Instagram and I’ll share my latest adventures in picture form. Find older posts with my handle, @EktaRGarg, or on my Facebook author page.

Have a wonderful week, readers!


New Instagram posts live!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! I’ve posted my latest Instagram posts. They include what I’ve just finished reading, what I’m reading next, and a cute new friend who will be joining me in the writing studio. See all of the posts now on Instagram by using my handle, @EktaRGarg, or by going to my Facebook author page.

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay warm, wear a mask, and vote!

Have a great weekend, readers!