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 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.
Don’t forget to visit and thank them for co-hosting.
Have you ever thought about your story as being alive?
Here’s a BEAUTIFUL quote that captures the story as a living, breathing entity!
A story is alive, as you and I are.
It is rounded by muscle and sinew.
Rushed with blood. Layered with skin, both rough and smooth. At its core lies soft marrow of hard, white bone. A story beats with the heart of every person who has ever strained ears to listen. On the breath of the storyteller, it soars. Until its images and deeds become so real you can see them in the air, shimmering like oases on the horizon line.
A story can fly like a bee, so straight and swift you catch only the hum of its passing.
Or move so slowly it seems motionless, curled in upon itself like a snake in the sun.
It can vanish like smoke before the wind.
Linger like perfume in the nose.
Change with every telling, yet always remain the same.
Isn’t this quote AMAZING? And INSPIRING?
So look after your story… be protective of your plots and characters… hold them close to your heart… and when it’s time to release them into the world, let them go… they need to spread their wings and fly!
So it’s time to introduce myself! I am…
~ a multi-coloured, rainbow nation child of God…~ who embraces an optimistic-realistic life view…
~ a writer-in-the-making on a never-ending journey…
~ flash fiction lover with dreams of writing and publishing a mystery/suspense/thriller story one day in the not-too-distant-future…
~ songbird, entertainer, pianist, educator…
~ a walking contradiction: terrified of speaking in public, yet entertains hundreds of patrons at weekly gigs
~ lover of coffee, popcorn, cashew nuts, vegetables, rooibos tea…
~ non-confrontational peacemaker… but don’t you dare mistake niceness for weakness or you will come short!
~ compassionate person who is a champion for the underdog…
…and I think I’ve exhausted my 100 word limit!
Don’t forget to include a short introduction with your IWSG post. I’m off to visit some insecure writers! Have a wonderful day!