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 hashtag is #IWSG
It’s the eve of the A to Z Challenge. Whether you are participating or not, here’s a fun quote to kickstart the new month. It’s big and bold and in-your-face… makes you want to create… it’s filled with oooooomph!
Creativity does not live in a cave inside your head.
That sh—- has gotta come out and play. It has to splash in rain puddles. It has to climb trees. It has to build a ground-to-air star-exploding laser out of Duplo blocks and a repurposed iPhone.
You need to give yourself the time every day to do the thing that you want to do.
Our days and nights get crowded as life bloats and swells to fill the spaces, so you have to — have to — push all that aside with a barbaric yawp and give yourself the time to be creative. This is both in the day-to-day and in the “scope of your entire life” sense — in the day to day, you need time with your creativity.
And in the long term, your creativity needs that time to get bigger, get weirder, get more awesome.
Plants need water.
Alpacas need food.
Creativity needs time.
We’re all dying.
(By Chuck Wendig)
GO FORTH AND CREATE!
See you in a few hours for the start of the A to Z challenge!