Wednesday 2 April 2014

IWSG-Insecure Writer's Support Group for April 2014


Anna Nordeman


Thanks to Alex J Cavanaugh for starting Insecure Writer's Support Group.

This is my thirteenth post for IWSG.

Elsa, the cat, and my daughter, Elisabet

For my April edition of IWSG I would like to a few words about an adventure series for children, from about 8 to 12 years of age, called Warriors, by Erin Hunter. It is about four groups of ferrel cats that live in a forest, far away from humans or the 'twolegs', as the cats call them.

I was on a trans-Atlantic air-trip, when I first saw one of these books in the hands of a ten year old girl from the Netherlands. She sat and read and read so intently that I just had to ask her what she was reading.

As soon as I returned home, I ordered a copy of the first book Into the Wild, and read it very quickly. It was a real page-turner and I would dare to say, a cross-over book. You can be an adult and still enjoy reading them. (I've read the first six books)

The main character is a ginger tomcat, named 'Rusty' who looks a lot like my former cat, Lars:

Elisabet holding Lars or Sigge

But Rusty runs away from home and joins a band of wild cats who live together in a colony they call 'ThunderClan'. Rusty starts off as an apprentice warrior cat and after proving himself worthy as clan-member, he is accepted and rises in their ranks ...  I don't want to give away what happens but it is an interesting point of view.

If any of you have read any of these books, let me know. I enjoyed reading them.


I bought a stuffed toy cat today, to give to my daughter on her tenth birthday on May 12th. It is a consolation present because of her cat-fur-allergy. By then all of our cats should have moved to new homes. My deadline is the end of April.

And to everyone who is going to participate in April's big event - Happy A-to-Z-ing! I'm sorry, but I just don't have the time (or energy) to do the A to Z in April. But I'll try to visit!

Yours faithfully,

For those who would like to see my list of how-to-write-books, please go here
[If you would like to read my other earlier posts for IWSG, go back to my first post in March 2013 here, in April 2013 here, in May 2013 here, in June here, in July 2013 here, in August 2013  here,  in September 2013  here,  in October 2013 here, in November 2013 here, in December 2013 here, and for January 2014 here, and February 2014 here and March 2014 here.]

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