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.
The awesome co-hosts for the September posting of the IWSG are: Toi Thomas, T. Powell Coltrin, M.J. Fifield, and Tara Tyler!
Don’t forget to visit them and thank them for co-hosting!
Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.
I’m posting this from my i-Pad so please overlook any mistakes/bad formatting! My PC is on the blink and the tower is still with my tech guy who says it’s a Windows problem. That’s the bad news. The good news is that this forced me to post from my i-Pad (which I’ve been avoiding… I NEVER write posts on the i-Pad) He promised to get the tower back to me by Monday past. An unexpected business emergency resulted in him having to drop all other work and tend to that immediate problem… leaving me in the lurch! Fortunately, I had set up part of this post a while back, so it’s not from scratch.
In other news, my story won runner up in the recent WEP-IWSG Flash Fiction Challenge! Thank you to all who visited my blog, read the story and left wonderful comments. By the time I wanted to reply to comments on my post, Windows had already packed up.
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 05th QUESTION: What publishing path are you considering/did you take, and why?
I’m really keen on learning how to self-publish so at some stage I’ll definitely go that route. However, I’m not going to rule out the option of submitting work to a smaller press. The publishing landscape is filled with many opportunities and the hybrid author seems to be the new norm, so why not?
HAPPY IWSG DAY! I’ll be visiting blogs over the next few days and into the weekend!
Do you post from your PC or tablet? Which do you prefer?