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Midpoint of the month

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Hello, Write Edge readers! Can you believe that this week we’ll hit the midpoint of the month? Neither can I.

Around here, April means spring. That means things are in bloom and there’s a sense of renewal. Of hope. This year, that feeling is more poignant than ever.

In light of that, today’s writing focuses on the season. Instead of fiction, I wrote a bit of poetry (I know, right? Me; poetry.) Here’s the opening stanza to my three-stanza haiku:

The bird swoops downward.

Lands on the branch, stakes a claim.

Spring means a new nest.

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

In the middle of the week, I’ll share a brand new book review. At the end of March, author Jessica Strawser’s new book A Million Reasons Why came out. Find out what I thought of it on The Write Edge Bookshelf on Wednesday!

And on Friday it’s back to Instagram. Check out where I’ve been, what I’m reading (you’ll get the #bookreviewpreview for next week,) and, possibly, what I’m eating. :> Find that at the end of the week on Instagram. See older posts with my handle, @EktaRGarg, or look for the thumbnails here on the home page of the blog.

Wear a mask; stay socially distant. Wash your hands; find out about the vaccine.

Have a wonderful week, readers!

E.R.G.

Hello, spring!

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Good afternoon, Write Edge readers! We’re officially moving toward spring (of course, I say that now, but last year in late April we got snow over a Friday/Saturday, so, really, who knows?) The weather is warmer, and many of us in Central IL are wearing short sleeves. Finally!

We’re at the start of another week, which means we have to get off the ground with this week’s motivational quote. This one, I think, speaks to those big life goals I keep talking about — those passions we’re all pursuing and fighting for every day. It’s easy, sometimes, to feel lost or unsure of ourselves. In moments like those, maybe the best course of action is to put one foot in front of the other:

“Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.” — Thomas Carlyle

I’ve also posted my short story for you. Here’s a quick excerpt of it:

“Date of birth?”

She confirmed that as well as the address and bobbed on her toes.

“Your test results came back positive, ma’am.”

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

In the middle of the week, I’ll share my latest book review with you. This Wednesday I’m offering thoughts on the debut literary short story collection And Ampersand by r.r. campbell. Find that on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

And, on Friday, we’re back to Instagram and more fun photos. Find out what I’m up to with writing and life on my profile with my handle, @EktaRGarg, or by checking out thumbnails of the pictures here on the home page. Come back Friday for more fun details!

Wear a mask; stay socially distant. Wash your hands; find out about the vaccine.

Have a fantastic day and week, readers!

E.R.G.

Latest Instagram posts up!

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Happy Friday, Write Edge readers, and for those of you who celebrate it, a happy early Easter! I’ve posted my latest Instagram pictures for you. They include my #bookreviewpreview for what I’m reading for next week as well as other fun tidbits from this past week. Check out all of my posts with my handle, @EktaRGarg, or take a peek at the thumbnails here on the home page.

Wear a mask; stay socially distant. Wash your hands; find out about the vaccine.

Have a lovely weekend, readers!

E.R.G.