The Insecure Writer’s Support Group ~ No#24

Yes, it's that time again. It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. The group posts the first Wednesday of every month. You are encouraged to visit at least a dozen new blogs and leave a comment. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs.                                        




But wait a minute, I've decided to do something different for this last IWSG post of the year, something fun!
So here goes…………



Care to join in the fun? Provide a caption for the illustration. Or tell us the first thing that popped into your mind? Or what's on the mind of that poor book above? Or just say hello. Or wave as you pop in and out…

Please share in the comments below… (P.S. Nothing has changed. I'm an insecure writer having some fun! That's all!)

It's competition time! Help get the word out about the IWSG and its benefits to writers, and you stand a chance of winning one of two prizes in the latest IWSG contest, hosted over at the website. Grab the badge below when you're ready to post about the giveaway.

Good Morning, IWSGers. </p><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Today’s a special day!  Apart from being our IWSG regular post day, we’ll be having a contest! Help get the word out about the IWSG site and its benefits to writers and you could win some exciting prizes. Grab the badge above when you're ready to post about the giveaways. Hop on over to the ISWG site to see what the excitement is about.</p><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Care to share in the comments what the IWSG means to you?


Click here for more details.

Our awesome co-hosts for this month are Julie Flanders, Heather Gardner, Kim Van Sickler, and Elsie is Writing. Please be sure to stop by their blogs and thank them for their time and effort.


I'm off to do some visiting… and you should do the same!


  1. J.L. Campbell on December 4, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Books rule! If you dare, tell me different!

    Have fun hopping!

  2. Meradeth on December 4, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Yay for IWSG! I totally am miserable at the caption thing, but the first thing that popped into my head was that the world reminds me of one of those giant beach balls. I think the book is having a good time πŸ™‚ (Um, I don't think my coffee has hit my brain yet…)

  3. L. Diane Wolfe on December 4, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Looks like the book has captured the world.

  4. Alex J. Cavanaugh on December 4, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Caption time!

    Who's up for some volleyball?

  5. Mina B. on December 4, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    That's the best caption.  Books totally rule!

  6. Nancy LaRonda Johnson on December 4, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Books control the world… sometimes evilly, other times with devine outcomes. Read them to see which prevails.

  7. Julie Flanders on December 4, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    I love the Books Rule caption. Fun!

    And the IWSG contest is exciting, great idea.

  8. Donna K. Weaver on December 4, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Okay. Too fun. I'm not good at captions, though I love them, so I'll spare you. πŸ˜€

  9. S. Katherine Anthony on December 4, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Ooooh I like it, "Books rule!"

    Here is my caption: "My world revolves around books." πŸ˜€

  10. Charity Bradford on December 4, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    I'm voting for the Books Rule! My mind is fuzzy and I can't come up with anything better. Thanks for something different though!

    • Michelle Wallace on December 5, 2013 at 8:03 am

      Joy, nobody dare question that! I'll not be held responsible for the repercussion if someone dares to go against that… LOL

      Meradeth, that's okay… you could be absolutely spot on; hey, it could be that the book is having a good time trying to "shake some sense into the world" πŸ™‚ The world needs to be shaken! By books!

      L.Diane, the human race will get to that point… hopefully… we can hope, wish and pray, can't we?

      Alex, playful book? I like it!

      Mina B, they sure do!

      Nancy LaRonda, ah, an interesting train of thought; but so true.

      Julie Flanders, yep, the contest is a great idea… it's gonna be fun too.

      Donna, don't spare me… it's okay, I can take anything thrown my way…  πŸ™‚

      S.Katherine, that caption is so real for readers/writers who cannot do without books…  πŸ™‚

      Charity, no worries… I understand the fuzzy wuzzy mind thing…

  11. Robin on December 4, 2013 at 6:55 pm


    Readers hold the world in their hands.

  12. Beverly Fox on December 4, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    What an adorable drawing, illustrating a very true and important to remember fact!  Thanks for being one of the biggest supporters around, Michelle!  You rock!

  13. Cathrina Constantine on December 4, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Book Atlas! I'm hopping around.

  14. Philip V Ariel on December 4, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Hey Hey! Let us have some fun today at IWSG Pages!!!

    That is what i first thought by seeing the pic. LOL

    Very interesting and a typical post for the day

    Keep inform

    Best regards


  15. Cherie Reich on December 4, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Love the idea for the captions!

    Let's see … how about: "Books hold the world within their pages!"

  16. Sydney Aaliyah Michelle on December 4, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    I can't think of a caption, but it could be a good logo for an international book club. Cool idea. 

  17. Hart Johnson on December 4, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    I got World Atlas at first glance, but for a caption, "I'll show YOU world-building!"

    (Love stuff like this)

  18. Tyrean on December 4, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Imagination rules the world!

  19. WriterlySam on December 5, 2013 at 1:12 am

    "Be a travel writer!"

  20. Stina Lindenblatt on December 5, 2013 at 2:28 am

    I had no idea there's no a contest. *rushes off to check out rules*

    • Michelle Wallace on December 5, 2013 at 8:11 am

      Robin, readers sure do! Readers are leaders!

      Bev Fox, you're welcome Bev! thanks!  πŸ™‚

      Cathrina, Book Atlas? That is cool…

      Philip, fun is the keyword… thanks for your visit.

      Cherie, I LOVE it! Plus it's true!

      Sydney, ah, a logo… very interesting thought… fits perfectly too!

      Hart, LOVE IT! LOVE IT! I should have offered a prize for the best one, but on the other hand, it would have been very difficult to choose just one…  πŸ™‚

      Tyrean, this is ab-fab! And I agree!

      Sam, imagine landing that job??? OMG. Writing and seeing the world? Like a two-for-the-price-of-one kinda deal? Can it get better?

      Stina, yep, there's a contest———-

  21. Kimberly Gabriel on December 5, 2013 at 2:58 am

    I'm just going to wave hello! These captions are so good, I can't complete. I like the world building one especially. Books holding the world between their pages? That's pretty awesome too. 

  22. Lexa Cain on December 5, 2013 at 3:35 am

    Caption: "This'll wipe that smirk off your face, Mr Moon."

    (Alex's caption is hysterical!!)

  23. Michael Di Gesu on December 5, 2013 at 3:36 am

    LOVE the book dude holiding up the world! Books do have power! And can change amyone for life. 

    Hi, Michelle…. Waves enthusiatically…. SO happy to drop by your blog. I've missed you. Leaving the country for three weeks certainly makes one miss out on SO MUCH in our crazy and  never sleeping blogosphere!

  24. C. Lee McKenzie on December 5, 2013 at 4:09 am

    Editor says: Whatcha got for me today?

    Writer says: A few words.

    Editor: Are they good?

    Writer: Sure.

    Editor: Give 'em to me then.

    Writer: Can't.

    Editor: How come?

    Writer: World's holding me up.



    • J.Q Rose on December 6, 2013 at 2:22 am

      Giggling, but yeah, kind of a lengthy caption..LOL


  25. C. Lee McKenzie on December 5, 2013 at 4:10 am

    P.S. Did you notice I'm terrible with captions and that I don't follow rules?

  26. Lynda R Young on December 5, 2013 at 4:57 am

    "Look at what I caught, Mom!"



  27. krystal jane on December 5, 2013 at 5:14 am

    "The World is Mine!!" Yeah…couldn't stop myself. ^_^

    • Michelle Wallace on December 5, 2013 at 8:36 am

      Kimberly G, hello *waves* good to hear from you again!   πŸ™‚

      Lexa, Mr. Moon has been "sidelined" by a book? Ha! *hee hee*

      Michael Di G, I'm so glad that you popped in! Hope you are well rested after your 3 week adventure… I'm sure it was a blast?!

      C. Lee, you are PRICELESS! and TOO CUTE! Love the dialogue! You win my non-existent prize. For sure!

      Lynda, what a great idea… what comes to mind is the power of innocence… young book showing mum how it's done…   πŸ™‚

      Krystal, as in Ice Cube? …… the world is mine so step back——— I like the idea of the book threatening to take over! Works for me… πŸ™‚

  28. suzanne on December 5, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Damn! Could you please delete the 2 previous posts – not sure what went wrong LOL Anyhow, lovely idea, my first thoughts were "I won!!!" x

  29. Nicki Elson on December 5, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Love this contribution to the IWSG. πŸ™‚

    How about this: "Take <i>that</i> cruel world! I don't need you, for I shall create my own worlds."?

  30. David List on December 5, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    "Don't come any closer! I've got the earth and I'm not afraid to use it!"

  31. Denise Covey on December 5, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    What fun. Books Rule for sure !

  32. Rachna Chhabria on December 5, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    "I own the world Mama,"

  33. PK Hrezo on December 5, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Love that pic! Makes me think how we can be anywhere in the world when we read a book. And I love Nicki Elston's caption!! You know it!

  34. Charity Bradford on December 5, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Fuzzy wuzzy made me immediately think timey wimey. πŸ˜€

  35. Gary Philip Pennick on December 6, 2013 at 2:26 am

    IWSG aka I Was Seeking Gary.  Thank you for this, Michelle.  I read a book and I always planet this way…..

    Gary πŸ™‚

  36. J.Q Rose on December 6, 2013 at 2:29 am

    The Wonderful World of Books….The drawing made me smile. Fun reading all the clever comments. What a great bunch of folks here. And what a great idea for a blog post. Thank you.

  37. Trisha on December 6, 2013 at 3:02 am

    I love your picture of the book bearing the weight of the world – not on his shoulders, but still, somewhere on him πŸ˜€

  38. Diane Burton on December 6, 2013 at 3:16 am

    Darn. JL wrote my answer before I could. Yes, books rule!

  39. LD Masterson on December 6, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Um, the pen is mightier than the globe.

    I'm sorry. That's what popped into my head.


  40. Crystal Collier on December 6, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Caption: "Anyone up for a game of Volleyball?" (Or soccer.)  LOL! Of course, books dominating the world, that would make me immensely happy.

  41. Patricia Lynne on December 7, 2013 at 1:48 am

    Books hold the world up. Or they make the world go round. =D

  42. Michelle Wallace on December 7, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    suzanne, it DOES convey victory!

    Nicki, I like your cheeky, defiant caption. πŸ™‚

    David, yes, I like the warning issued by Mr. Book, and the idea of books using the earth… to change it for the better. πŸ™‚

    Denise, thank you for popping in and hope you're having a lovely holiday!

    Rachna, if books owned the world, then it would definitely be a better place!

    PK, yes, that's a great perspective… LOCATION + BOOK = BLISS. πŸ™‚

    Charity, I love your cutie-tootie response… *giggles*

    Gary, ha! Now I'm lost for words… πŸ™‚

    JQ, we need some feel-good moments to take our minds off writing… de-stress… and IWSG'ers are wonderful people. πŸ™‚

    Trisha, a book can "take whatever the world throws at it"… and still stand strong…  πŸ™‚

    Diana, yes, you can second that!!

    LD Masterson, I LOVE IT! Your words are one of the four winning captions of my non-existent prize!

    Crystal, ah, me too… books can take over… anyday!

    Patricia, books definitely do a good job of holding the world up, though it should be the other way around, don't you think??


    The winner of my non-existent prize is:  C.LEE McKENZIE!     πŸ™‚  πŸ™‚

    The three runners up are, in no particular order: HART JOHNSON, LEXA CAIN & LD MASTERSON.

  43. joylene on December 8, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Caption: And once again Mr. Book lifts the world. Yay."

    Ooh, I should have spared you, but it was my first thought.

    Hi Michelle!

  44. Medeia Sharif on December 16, 2013 at 12:02 am

    "Books Rule the World" popped into my mind. 

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