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.
Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say.
Remember, the question is optional!
JUNE 03RD QUESTION: Writers have secrets! What are one or two of yours, something readers would never know from your work?
I love words. I love writing – but my writing was always private – for my eyes only.
As a teen, I experimented with the angsty teen poems. I didn’t write any stories back then. Not one. I don’t know why. I suppose I was too busy reading them. I’ve always been an avid reader.
Anyway, poetry is my first love. Then along came flash fiction, and I was hooked.
Talking about reading, I managed to do quite a lot over the past months.
Here is a list of books completed with links to my reviews on Goodreads, in case any of these titles catch your attention and you want to take a peek.
The Whisperer – Donato Carrisi (no review yet)
Kindred – Octavia E. Butler
Nocturnes – Kazuo Ishiguro
Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi
The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*** – Mark Manson
Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (still busy with the review)
Grace and Serenity – Annalisa Crawford
The Strange Book Of Jacob Boyce – Tom Gillespie
I’m currently reading the following books:
Dancing With Dementia – Jemi Fraser
Not Guilty – C.Lee McKenzie
Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts
My PC has been fixed.
What a nightmare!
I don’t know how people manage with the phone screen.
It’s too small.
Not for me, especially not for blogging and visiting/commenting on other blogs.
I managed to do some writing over the past month.
Just a little.
During this month, I’ll continue with edits of my short pieces.
I hope that you all stay safe. Here is a poster with some words of encouragement.
Happy IWSG Day!