Attention Bloggers and Writers – Small Victory

It has become my morning ritual over the last weeks to check and see how many of my posts have been reproduced without my permission.
(Try, every last one of them since February).

But I refuse to stop posting and wanted to believe that somehow, this situation would be remedied.

TYGPRESS.COM is not authorized to post content from this blog on their site


This morning I was greeted by this message: is temporarily out of service due to technical issues. will be back soon… was created with an intention to create a blog search site , but due to some techical issues, full contents of respective sites were being displayed instead of just excerpts as intended. We thank the complainants for bringing this issue to our notice and We are extremely sorry to the content owners.


I hope their “technical issues” continue. I will be checking back regularly.

And I will be much more vigilant in the future.

For now, I know that our Blogging Community does have an impact.

Thank you to everyone who took action.


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

2019 Daily Writing Challenge July 18

2019 Daily Writing Challenge Day 198

Today Is Day 199 of the 2019 Daily Writing Challenge.

Did you write yesterday? Let us know your Day 198 word count in the comments.


What is the 2019 Daily Writing Challenge? It is simple: Write something every day.

Write a little, write a lot. Just write. You have all day.

It doesn’t matter if you write 5 words, 5,000 words or something in between. The idea is to establish a daily writing habit. If you miss a day, don’t worry. Write today and report tomorrow on your success.

A great journey begins with one step. A great writing habit begins with one word. Go!

Check back tomorrow for the Day 199 Report and let us know how you did.


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

Legend Keeper – Flash Fiction Challenge

Title: Legend Keeper
Source:  Flash Fiction Challenge
Prompt: Write a story that features a bucket of water.
Word count:  99 words

Photo by Fikri Rasyid on Unsplash

No one remembered the well digging ceremony, the water pump’s installation, or the water bucket’s significance. During the troubles, it was the only county pump to provide clear, pure water.

This was my family’s land. My land and my responsibility. The caretakers ensured we wasted not a drop of precious life-giving fluid. The task grew more difficult with each passing year. Many had forsaken the old ways, and the relic’s existence faded, erased from common memory.

As the keeper, I held the stories, legends, and rituals. With the full moon, the remaining guardians gathered and spoke with the sprites.


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

A Day of Firsts

Do you remember the warning? “Be careful what you wish for…”

No one had explained that to me before I made my first wish. But the moment I made the wish I knew that something in the cosmos had shifted. It was as if everything had been waiting to see if I would utter the words, and once I did everything adjusted and a new destiny awaited me.

I was five years old. If I close my eyes I am there again.

My grandfather told amazing stories. Some were funny, some taught a lesson and others were entertaining. Almost every story began with “That reminds me of the time that I…” I loved nothing more than to listen to his stories. Then one day it happened. As I sat listening to his story something began to build inside of me. It came from a place so deep that I did not know it existed. It bubbled up, a feeling that was in search of the words it needed to fully express itself. It was my wish.

“I wish that I will have an interesting life so that one day I will be able to tell great stories like grandpa.”

As soon as I had said it I wondered at what I had done. I knew nothing would ever be the same again.

The first part of my wish has come true. My life has been more than interesting. Now it is time to see if I can fulfil the second part of the wish.

The time has come for me to tell my stories.

Today is the first day of National Novel Writing Month and I have signed up to finish the first 50,000 works on My First, First Draft by November 30th.

I hope you will follow along on my journey to become a published author.

Jo Hawk The Writer