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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.
Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.
OUR GOAL: The Insecure Writer’s Support Group (Book Club) is for writers to read/learn about the writing craft. In this book club, we will swap back and forth between non-fiction writing books and fiction books that demonstrate how to do certain aspects of storytelling.
No promo. No review or beta reader requests. Just writers reading books and discussing those books with other writers.
A reminder about the upcoming IWSG TWITTER PITCH PARTY!
All writers and authors are invited to participate in our very first Twitter Pitch. Create a Twitter-length pitch for your completed and polished manuscript and leave room for genre, age, and the hashtag. On July 27, Tweet your pitch. If your pitch receives a favorite/heart from a publisher/agent check their submission guidelines and send your requested query. Many writers have seen their books published from a Twitter pitch – it’s a quick and easy way to put your manuscript in front of publishers and agents. We invite all of you to join us that day! Authors with a publisher or agent, please ask if they would like to participate or pass along their contact information to the IWSG. We intend for this to be a twice yearly event, July and January, giving our members a great opportunity for publication. Help us spread the word!
See the IWSG Twitter Pitch page for details and a sample email to send to your publisher or agent.
No, I haven’t used the challenge as a marketing /networking opportunity for my book. Well, I don’t have a book…yet. I do know of authors who have done so. There are many authors who have also published books which were written during the A to Z challenge.
Have you joined the IWSG Goodreads Book Club? Will you be joining in our Twitter Pitch? Being in the right place at the right time is how many authors find their agent or publisher.
Happy IWSG Day!