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Apologies for being MIA!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! My deepest, deepest apologies for being MIA recently. I’ve been knee-deep in deadlines — some work related, some self-imposed — and there are, unfortunately, only so many hours in the day. I guess I could give up sleeping, but I don’t think anyone wants to see the loopy version of me on here. Writing is hard enough as it is! 😀

I am back, however, and fully intend to keep to the regular schedule. Of course, that doesn’t mean the deadlines have gone away, but it’s important to me to stay in touch here with all of you. So for the moment, I’m ignoring the deadlines (only for a few minutes, don’t worry) and talking to you again.

It’s the last Monday of the month, which means time for our writers’ showcase. I’m always blown away by the writing that I share here. So much talent out there! It’s encouraging and a little intimidating — but mostly encouraging — all at the same time. Find out what pieces really touched my heart by going now to The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

In the middle of the week, I’ll share a brand new book review with you. Last week saw the release of Not Your Child by Lis Angus. Come back on Wednesday to find out what I thought about this new thriller. You’ll get that review on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

And the end of this week is going to be a busy one. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that I’ll be able to post new Instagram posts, a new Growth Chart, and a new Biblio Breakdown on Friday. I’ll keep you posted on all of it.

Thanks for your patience and understanding, readers! Remember to take care of each other and then yourselves.

Have a wonderful day and week!

E.R.G.

April showers bring…

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! We’ve had quite the wet start to this month of April. They say April showers bring May flowers, but right now all they’re bringing is a lot of mud. 😀

In any case, mud or not, you know you can always come to The Write Edge for our regular content! First up, this week’s short story. I’ve been revising my fairy tale novel, prepping it to send to my publisher, so I decided to write a little something from the point of view of one of the characters. Here’s an excerpt from this week’s short story:

I couldn’t bear to watch as my father hanged for a crime he did not commit, but I was forced to collect his personal effects later.

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

Next is this week’s book review. Australian author Sally Hepworth is back with her latest novel, The Younger Wife, that releases tomorrow. Find out what I thought about it on Wednesday on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

Lastly, we’re back to Instagram. I’ll share some photos of my recent travels to Washington, DC, as well as what I’m reading for next week’s book review, and more. Check out older posts with my handle on Insta, @EktaRGarg, or on my Facebook author page.

Take care of each other and then yourselves, readers!

E.R.G.

March goes out…

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Hello, Write Edge readers! It’s the last week of March, and I hope the weather is getting better where you are. Here in Central Illinois, it’s a beautifully sunny day albeit a little brisk. I’ll take it, though. Nothing beats a blue sky!

It’s the last Monday of the month, which means our monthly writers’ showcase. Today I’m sharing some poetry (I know! Poetry!) as well as the winner of a writing contest that I entered but didn’t win. The entry that did, though…well, you’ll have to check it out. Find all that on The Write Edge Writing Workshop today!

This past Friday I teased my upcoming book review with #bookreviewpreview. If you’re not on Instagram or missed the post, in the middle of the week I’m sharing my thoughts on The Curfew by British thriller author TM Logan. Find out what I thought of the book on The Write Edge Bookshelf on Wednesday!

Finally, on Friday, it’s more Instagram posts from bits and pieces of my writing life as well as what I do when I’m not reading and writing (and sleeping :D.) Check out older posts with my handle, @EktaRGarg, or on my Facebook author page. You can also see previews of the posts here on The Write Edge.

Take care of each other and yourselves, readers!

E.R.G.