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 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!
SEPTEMBER 02nd QUESTION: If you could choose one author, living or dead, to be your beta partner, who would it be and why?
I’m not sure about one single person. If it were a collaborative project, then Sidney Sheldon and John Steinbeck would be possible candidates.
Sidney Sheldon is one of my long-time favourite crime fiction authors and John Steinbeck would add the classic touch.
There are also quite a number of newer authors who could be possible candidates…
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The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in massive adjustments in education. We have some students in-class and others who have opted for distance learning. As a result we had to work on finding the balance between in-class teaching and online teaching. You can just imagine the amount of work involved…
Although most students are back in the classroom, we have to continue developing the online programme. It’s been hectic.
With this Corona virus being so unpredictable, you never know if a second wave will occur. We have to be prepared for anything, including (God forbid) the future possibility of a new virus.
On a brighter note, I decided to give my grade 8 students a short written task as an exercise in self-motivation.
Students were instructed to reflect on the topic – Believe In Yourself – while colouring in their pages. Here’s a taste of what they produced…