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!
The first Wednesday of every month (I’m posting a day early), 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.
My insecurity this month? You’ll never believe it!
I’m busy with a fantasy story and need to transport the reader to this other world – so I need to add a little more description and atmosphere…
Reminder – I’m the last person you’d imagine would write fantasy.
I’m the one who imagined writing nothing but ‘regular flesh-and-blood-with-no-magical-powers’ types of creatures… contemporary all-human types of stories where characters are ‘grounded-in-reality-as-you-and-I-perceive-it.’ I always thought my brain isn’t wired to include any other types of characters. I called it ‘character-challenged’ LOL
I’m totally outside of my comfort zone! *hyperventilating*
World-building in a fantasy-based story is the most difficult thing. To me anyway…
It’s a short story that will be part of an anthology – between 1500 and 2500 words so I don’t need to go into too much detail…not sure if that’s a good or bad thing…
Wish me luck!
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