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.
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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!
JULY 03rd QUESTION: What are your ultimate writing goals, and how have they changed over time (if at all)?
I didn’t start out writing with any particular writing goal in mind. A love for words and the excitement of finding out where those words would lead, was the initial factor that kept me going. Publishing a book or becoming an author never ever crossed my mind during the early days.
For me, ultimate writing goal sounds like the pinnacle of a writing journey, and since I’ve always claimed my journey as being never-ending, I don’t think that I have an ultimate goal.
Maybe I’ll be one of those writers who just wanders here and there, writing a bit of this and a bit of that, or whatever takes my fancy… though that sounds crazy… and disjointed… and all over the place.
To be honest, I still feel like I’m in the experimenting phase, so maybe “all over the place” is the perfect way to describe it. But I’m enjoying it, and that’s what matters!!
A brief analysis to try and make sense of it all:
My early writing was geared towards creative non-fiction, which I still love. I’ve been thinking about moving towards more creative non-fiction writing.
Then I discovered the drabble and I was hooked! I’m definitely a flash fiction junkie.
I’ve always loved the mystery/suspense/thriller genre, and at one stage I thought that would be the route for me.
Because of my inclination towards shorter writing, I don’t know if I want to write a full blown novel. The idea of a novella/novelette has more appeal.
So, based on my rambling above, perhaps my crazy and disjointed writing journey will lead to something along the lines of: non-fiction book, collection of short pieces/short stories and a suspense/thriller novella?
What about poetry? I LOVE my poetry?
You see what I mean?
Reminder! The next IWSG Twitter pitch event, #IWSGPit, is July 19! That’s about two weeks away! Click on the left badge and see page for details. Some great success stories have come from the first two – it could be you.
Happy IWSG Day! As a writer, do you have a set ultimate goal that you are working towards, or does it change as you move along?