Welcome to another month of Insecure Writers Support Group! Special thanks Alex for creating this growing group. First, I'd like to start with an update. I've made incredible progress editing one of my novels. I write when I can, but I'm attempting to get my YA novel in the best possible shape (again) before sending it to an editor who will rip it to shreds, no doubt one more time. Insecurities aside, I'll keep you posted on my progress.
On another note, I can across a segment by 60 min. It was a powerful piece and a political one too on generation prisoners in North Korea. Have you ever heard of such a thing? I wanted to feature this today, because as I watched, it felt so foreign I swore I was reading a page out of history or better yet, a fictional novel--one with an oppressive government, deadly prisons, murdered children and people oblivious to the world and humanity around them. I decided to feature this impactful video not to depress you, but to remind you where much of our art comes from--real-life history. Please take the time to view this video. It struck a vital cord with me. I bet it does the same for you.
North Korean prisoner escaped after 23 brutal years, December 2, 2012 4:42 PM
Born in a prison camp, Shin Dong-hyuk describes how three generations of a family are incarcerated if one family member is considered disloyal. Anderson Cooper reports.North Korean prisoner escaped after 23 brutal years