The Insecure Writer’s Support Group ~ No#34

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!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer – aim for a dozen new people each time.                                       

The co-hosts for this month are:  Kristin Smith, Elsie, Suzanne Furness, and Fundy Blue. Don’t forget to visit them and thank them for co-hosting!   

Today marks the one year anniversary since the IWSG site and Facebook group opened. The IWSG Team is putting together an eBook that will benefit all writers – The IWSG Guide to Publishing and Beyond. We invite all IWSG members, Facebook members, and followers to contribute, whether you are a writer on the journey or a published author.

The purpose of the book is to assist other writers on the journey, so we are looking for tips and instructions. It can be inspirational in nature as long as you provide a solid benefit.

The three topics will be writing, publishing, and marketing. Please let us know what category your submission falls under.

Each contribution needs to be between 200 and 1000 words. Give us your best tip or procedure. The essay can include bullet points, top ten lists, and recommendations. (Websites, software, books, etc.) We’re trying to keep it simple, so no images.

If it’s under 300 words, you can post it for your October 1 IWSG post. Once you have posted, go to this PAGE at the site and submit your link. (With almost three hundred members, we don’t want to miss someone’s submission.) If it’s longer than 300 words, please email it directly to the IWSG email.

Remember to include: title, topic (writing, publishing, or marketing), a one line bio (with your name, book(s), and blog), and state that you give us permission to use it.

The deadline for submissions is October 2.

I’ve been struggling with the flu for the past three days, so I’m not too sure when I’ll make my rounds…but I hope to get to your blogs as soon as possible!

                    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY IWSG!


  1. Alex J. Cavanaugh on October 1, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Just hope you feel better, Michelle!

  2. L. Diane Wolfe on October 1, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Beat that flu bug!

  3. Lori L MacLaughlin on October 1, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Hope you feel better soon!

  4. Murees Dupé on October 1, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Thank you so much for the info Michelle. It is a really great idea for a book.

  5. Madeline Mora-Summonte on October 1, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    I hope you feel better soon! 🙂

  6. Crystal Collier on October 1, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Yeah… I totally needed this post yesterday, when I couldn’t find the information about articles. *sigh* It’s every where today. =)

  7. Carol Kilgore on October 1, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Feel better soon, Michelle!

  8. Patricia Lynne on October 1, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Awww. I hope you feel better soon. Sending healing vibes.

  9. Susan Gourley on October 1, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Get better. Those flu bugs like to linger.

  10. joylene on October 1, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    I know you know this, but drink lots of water. Get better soon!

  11. Mina B. on October 2, 2014 at 1:42 am

    Feel better, Michelle! Happy IWSG Anniversary!

  12. Michael Di Gesu on October 2, 2014 at 3:24 am

    Oh, gee, Michelle. So sorry to hear you are under the weather…. GET WELL SOON!

  13. krystal jane on October 2, 2014 at 5:58 am

    Feel better soon! The book was such a great idea. I can’t wait to read it! 🙂

  14. Elise Fallson on October 2, 2014 at 7:06 am

    I hope you feel better soon, Michelle. ((((( UBUNTU HUGS))))

  15. Gisele LeBlanc on October 2, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Hope you feel better soon, Michelle! *hugs* 🙂

  16. C. Lee McKenzie on October 3, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Take care. Be well soon. Rotten to have a bug. I’ll send the exterminator and some flowers to cheer you up.

  17. Jocelyn Rish on October 4, 2014 at 5:40 am

    Hope you feel better soon! And it’s so cool that y’all are putting this book together to help inform the writing community.

  18. Julie K Pick on October 7, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Thanks for all of your help with the IWSG! I’m really looking forward to seeing your contribution, and know how tirelessly you’ve been working behind the scenes. Sorry you were sick with the flu during this special time. Take care of yourself, Michelle!

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