IWSG July 2022


Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.

The awesome co-hosts for the July 6 posting of the IWSG are J Lenni Dorner, Janet Alcorn, PJ Colando, Jenni Enzor, and Diane Burton!

Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say. 

Remember, the question is optional!

July 6 question – If you could live in any book world, which one would you choose?

If you asked me this question, I would have to say the Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan. It is similar to our world however I love the troupe of a hidden or unknown world that coexists with our own.

Would I have any chance of becoming a demigod? No. I would be terrible at it and I am too involved with technology to even consider it. I think It is neat to include that demigods can be tracked through technology as an adaptation that these millenium old monsters have despite modern warfare won’t be able to take them down.

That is a concerning thought given that bombs exist. If they don’t get hurt by that, do they walk away with ease from mortal means and if they find out about them they could manipulate the mist but also, what if they didn’t. What if they chose certain identities that they liked and just shuffled around who got to be Marge the Accountant who works at different companies but various monsters take turns being Marge. Marge would become a legend in themselves, perhaps becoming their own monster as they troll the mortal world.

In all seriousness I think it would be neat to befriend a demigod and that this world is similar to our own in this standpoint. Would there be conflicts I am unaware of? Yes. Would I provide a safe house for my friend and whoever else they bring? Yes. Is this all backing on the end that I am aware of the existence of gods, demigods, and monsters? Yes. Do I want to be friends with a Gorgon sister, specifically Medusa, and speak trash against Poseidon? Yes.

I want to be that cool side-character who is the normal friend but knows things. Someone who is there, not really important, kind of out of the loop but has good intentions. If I don’t get eaten, I want to befriend some of the monsters. If I meet a demigod same thing. Honestly it is delightful that I could make a casserole, invite both of them over and they have to have a civil conversation before one of them tries to kill the other. Or perhaps dinner goes great and there is no bloodshed and they become friends through understanding, somewhat, the other person’s side through their mutual friend/acquaintance.

Now I want to write a story with this scene in mind. Thanks IWSG prompt for this month. Seriously I am going to insert it in one of my projects now.

3 thoughts on “IWSG July 2022

  1. I’ve enjoyed several of Rick Riordan’s novels. He spins an excellent book world, fantastic patterns for writers to follow in character development and dialogue. Your planned scene sounds like a fun read, Vani!


  2. I haven’t read the Rick Riordan’s novels, but I love how you break down what you like and brainstorm how you could write a scene in that world. That’s so cool how this month’s prompt inspired you!


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