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Instagram updated!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! I’ve posted my latest Insta-pics for you. They include a possible new novel idea and some ways I’ve been keeping busy. Find them now on Instagram with my handle, @EktaRGarg, or on my Facebook author page.

Have a fantastic weekend, readers. Stay safe and healthy!

E.R.G.

Instagram pics up!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! It’s that time of the week when I post my latest Instagram pics for you. I’ve got everything from an inspirational quote to a message of support for writers. Check it all out with my handle, @EktaRGarg, or on my Facebook author page.

Have a great weekend, readers! Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay away from one another. :>

E.R.G.

Better late than never

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Hello, Write Edge readers! I realize I’m two days late to post for this week. It’s been a little bit of a bumpy start to the week with everyone trying to figure out what social distancing actually means. While the kids were technically going to be on spring break this week anyway, the “break” from everything takes on an ominous sound when we’ve been told the “break” doesn’t have an end yet.

News reports have been coming in of people going to both extremes: some hoarding toilet paper and others living it up on the beach with hundreds more. One man — and I’m not making this up or exaggerating — said he was on the beach and not worried about COVID-19 because there was mostly sand everywhere and not as many surfaces to touch.

Well. I truly hope he and his loved ones are okay. But a little caution never hurt anyone, now, did it?

Rest assured, readers, I’m still here and still healthy. Just trying to get into the rhythm of a new (hopefully temporary) way of life. So even though it’s Wednesday, let’s get started on our week, shall we?

First, our weekly motivational quote. I think this definitely goes back to the idea of staying informed, but it’s also inspirational. It reminds us that while we’re living through a scary time, humankind has survived all sorts of catastrophes and survived.

“The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency—the belief that the here and now is all there is.”—Allan Bloom

Next is this week’s short fiction. Yes, I know that it was supposed to come out two days ago. Yes, I know that the date on top of it is for Monday. Let’s just play pretend and say it posted that day, shall we? 😀

I’m in the last revisions of my novel, which I plan to start pitching to agents in the coming weeks. In the meantime, a wisp of a new idea has started rolling around in the back of my brain. This week’s short story is just a small taste of it. Here’s an excerpt:

The servant gulped and shook his head hard, babbling about all the ways he would keep his word. After several moments of his effusive speech, the man banished him for the rest of the day. He yelled that he wanted to be left alone to think.

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

I’ve also got a new book review for you. A couple of weeks ago, the murder mystery One Little Lie by Colleen Coble released. I have that review for you today. Here’s the opening to my post:

A woman gets her father’s old job and is challenged by the biggest atrocities her town has seen in years. She’ll need to do everything she can to forget her traumatic past and focus on her work, all while she reconsiders the idea of faith, if she wants to succeed. Christian author Colleen Coble places a woman in a traditionally man’s role in the fairly likable novel One Little Lie.

Read the full review now on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

And if you’re following the schedule around here, this Friday is all-new Instagram posts. Be sure to check those out. I’ll definitely come back to remind you of them, but if you haven’t seen the older posts, find me on Instagram with my handle, @EktaRGarg, or on my Facebook author page where you can also find other fun stuff exclusive to Facebook.

Stay safe, everyone. Wash your hands well and often. Use the technology at your disposal to stay in touch with friends (even if that means using something as old-fashioned as a  “phone” to make a “phone call.” :D) Help yourselves and each other, and stay in touch. We WILL get through this together if we use common sense and keep encouraging one another.

E.R.G.