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.
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A reminder that today is Show Us Your Writer Insecurity. Post a photo of yourself (or your alter ego) with any of the IWSG swag or with the IWSG logo. Then leave a comment at either the IWSG website’s post or the IWSG Facebook post, directing us to your photo. (All blog, Facebook, Goodreads, and newsletter members welcome, but photo must be posted on a blog or Facebook to qualify.)
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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!
OCTOBER 04th QUESTION: Have you ever slipped any of your personal information into your characters, either by accident or on purpose?
Not to my knowledge.
Though I’m sure lots of writers give their book characters personality traits based on people they know in real life. Maybe it’s not such a bad idea, as long as you mix the personal information with “manufactured” information…a mish-mash!
Happy IWSG Day! I’m off to visit some blogs and also check out some Insecurity Photos on our facebook page!