Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Anticipating the "Why?" (an IWM post)


It's one of the most dreaded questions in the world. Well, at least if you're a parent, at any rate. I mean, what business is it of your kid's to know "why?" she needs to do something, right? Or "why?" she needs to do it the way you're telling her to. Or "why?" she needs to go to bed RIGHT NOW! And, sometimes, all you're left with is "because I said so!"


You'll have to go on over to Indie Writers Monthly to find out the rest of what I'm talking about, and, trust me, you want to do that. I mean, not only do you get to find out about how author need to anticipate certain questions, but you'll also get to find out about how my daughter and I deal with that ever persistent question.

And don't forget that we're also accepting time travel stories, right now. Find out the details here!

Note: There are two separate links there. The FIRST ONE is to the post. The SECOND ONE is to the details about the story submissions.


  1. I'm curious to see how many people leave comments HERE, instead of just clicking over to the post.

    (One so far! But I went to the other post first.)

  2. Why shouldn't I leave a comment here?

  3. Hm. Travel stories, eh? Well I guess I'll go check out the other post. If I must. ;)

  4. Calvin's father is the all-time master of that game.

  5. Briane: Not a lot of comments today in either place.

    Jo: It's not that you shouldn't comment here; it's that it has been apparent in the past that some people have commented here based on the preview without actually reading the post.

    Crystal: You must! :P

    TAS: I could have beaten Calvin's father at it when I was in high school, but I did that to people very pre-meditatively at that point.

  6. I left my comment on the POST over there. I'm leaving my "hi, great topic and really enjoyed reading the post" HERE.
    Folks, this is well worth the jump and the read. Thought provoking as always. Don't miss it!
    Tina @ Life is Good
    On the Open Road! @ Join us for the 4th Annual Post-Challenge Road Trip!

  7. Tina: Well, thanks for the plug! I'm glad you liked it.

  8. Leaving a comment here...and will now go leave a comment there :D