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.
Here is the wonderful badge I won as runner up in the August WEP+IWSG challenge! Thank you to the WEP team! There were so many great stories, so it was an honour to even be shortlisted, let alone secure a runner up spot.
I encourage all to participate in the WEP challenge. Sign up for the October challenge is now open.
Theme: Daja Vu or Voodoo. *shivers*
Choose from the following formats: FLASH FICTION, POETRY, NON-FICTION, ARTWORK, PHOTO ESSAYS
When it comes to horror, I’m not very good. But I’m going to submit something. It’s a great way to stretch my “horror muscles”. For more details go HERE.
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In other news, on 01 October I started another 100words100days challenge. For me, it’s a great way to move forward with my writing and get those words down! The first challenge I completed (January 01st to April 09th/10th?) taught me the following: rough outline + prompts + short bursts of writing = PRODUCTIVITY!
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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 03rd QUESTION: How do major life events affect your writing? Has writing ever helped you through something?
I have yet to discover this but will be monitoring as I go along. After all, life throws those curve balls…
A reminder about The 2018 Annual IWSG Anthology Contest!
Word count: 3500-6000
Genre: Young Adult Romance
You can submit to the annual IWSG anthology or the WEP+IWSG collaborative project! Which one will you choose? Romance or horror? Or maybe BOTH? If you’re so inclined?
Do you work well in short bursts of writing or extended writing sessions?
Happy IWSG Day!