NOSEY BIO: Loud, brass, and tastelessly attired, I.B. Nosey is famed for his exuberant “Greetings, cybernuts! This is I.B. Nosey, your official unofficial reporter!” He seeks answers to the kind of probing questions no accredited journalist would deem intelligent, let alone newsworthy enough, to ask. Fleet of foot, wide of mouth, and fluent of tongue-in-cheek, I.B. Nosey’s unique interviewing style is comparable to none.

Winner of the Pukelitzer Award. Spokesman for Gum Drop Island’s confectionary plantation. Featured in InD’Tale magazine and The Woven Tale Press.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

IWSG for February 2020 - Art, Anyone?

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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!

 February 5 question - Has a single photo or work of art ever inspired a story? What was it and did you finish it?

NOSEY: *puff, puff, puff* Greetings, cypernuts! *bursts into room and pants* This is - I.B. Nosey, your - *swallows* your official unofficial reporter! *slumps against wall* Whew! Being a Pukelitzer award winning journalist-celebrity keeps a guy athletic, uh huh. Fans are after me, Alex. Whoa, I barely got here in time to answer this month's question.

*Turns around to stare up at cinema-sized blog* Oh, yeah, there it is! A photo, huh? Hm, it maybe wasn't a work of art, but it sure inspired Miss Mae. Yep. Click link. See, in 1989 when Hurricane Hugo whacked the funny bones of folks in South Carolina, Miss Mae watched what was going on at her residence in Savannah. So she saw photos, news clips, bunches and bunches and bunches of stuff. Yeah!

*Shudders* That event left an impression, all right. Inspired her to write a mystery set in her own made-up island in South Carolina during a cat 4 hurricane. 

More information here

And the fantastic audio -complete with scary a-and real-like if you're there in the middle of it all...*gives wary glance around* produced by Roger Rittner -well, um- you guys can get a free listen to the first two chapters at SoundCloud. Ya know, it starts off with thunder and lightning and creepy music and--

*Loud bang sounds on door* Open up, Nosey, we know you're in there!

NOSEY: *shrieks* My fans! They won't leave me alone! I gotta - I gotta - *flees as door breaks down*

CROWD SHOUTS: Catch him if you can!

WOMAN: Yeah, he's my idol!

NOSEY: Aaiii, get away from me, lady! Alex, help! Save me 'cause love hurts!



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Run, Nosey!
Audio book with sound effects - very cool.

Cathrina Constantine said...

Thanks for the morning chuckle!!! I really needed that. Run, Nosey! LOL!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I love the synopsis for that story!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

You're so right, Miss Mae. That boat in the middle of the road is an amazing shot. I didn't read on to see where it originated, but I'm hoping it wasn't nearby water.

Yolanda Renée said...

I love it, truly awesome idea!
Love living in SC too!

David Powers King said...

Inspired by a hurricane? Having seen it must make the writing more real. Sounds awesome! :)

Kristi said...

What an intriguing picture! I'm firmly landlocked, but I totally get the inspiration that could come from that boat, especially if you live somewhere that would give you experience with hurricanes. The book sounds exciting!