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.
Don’t forget to visit them and thank them for co-hosting!
Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG.
You can join the IWSG Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/IWSG13/
You can also join the IWSG Critique Circle: https://www.facebook.com/groups/IWSGCC/
There’s also a NEWSLETTER!
The Insecure Writer’s Support Group Newsletter will feature articles by industry experts, IWSG members, and administrators. There will also be a dozen links to helpful articles for writers in each edition, as well as a special Member Spotlight. Even if you’re not a member of the blogging group, you’ll greatly benefit from these FREE monthly newsletters.
The first issue goes out on February 24th.
Sign up link – : http://eepurl.com/bM8oHL
Those who are part of the IWSG monthly blogging are already signed up.
Chrys Fey needs your articles for the IWSG Newsletter! If you’d like to submit an article for consideration, please follow the instructions below:
Who Can Submit: Insecure Writer’s Support Group Members
Topic Ideas: your number one writing, publishing or marketing tip; a motivational pep talk or inspirational story; a snippet about something you used to be insecure about but overcame or an Aha moment you had about writing/publishing.
Length: 200 words or less
How to Submit: Send a DOC attachment to Chrys Fey at ChrysFey(at)yahoo(dot)com
Put “Member Article” in the Subject Line.
Deadline: March 2nd (Next IWSG Day)
NOTE: Chrys needs a member article for our first newsletter coming out February 24th. If you’d like to be considered for that issue, please send your article to her no later than February 17th.
Thank you for reading! We hope to feature you!
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I’m excited to be a part of the Turning Points Anthology. It’s a project put together by Randi Lee and includes 33 authors from around the globe. Exciting!
The Thing That Turned Me ~ an anthology dedicated to turning points and those things that push us toward change.
My story started off like:
So it was back to the drawing board! Or is it story board? Next was editing mode in full swing! It was a real learning curve for me.
Some of my weaknesses in the piece?
~dialog tags/beats missing (physical markers)
~watch the ellipses (a BAD habit I need to avoid)
~unnecessary description that blocked story flow and interfered with the suspense
~weak transitioning between scenes
~a need to complete the tension curve
So January proved to be very productive! I worked on the story every day last month. This was a new experience for me and, from a writing perspective, it’s a great start to the year.
Now all I need to do is keep the momentum going. How to do this? Well, I’ll be contributing to another anthology, this time it’s a local project: JOURNEY. So it’s back to writing EVERY DAY. I’m working to a deadline, so I have to keep moving!
How’s your writing moving along? Have you ever written a short story for an anthology? All signed up for the IWSG newsletter? Would you like to contribute a member article for our first newsletter coming out February 24th?
Over the next week, I’m going to visit as many blogs as I can. If I don’t get to your blog, it means I’m stuck in the writing cave. But I’ll make a plan to get there!
Happy IWSG Day!