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 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!
NOVEMBER 07th QUESTION: How has your creativity in life evolved since you began writing?
I’m a creative soul. Music takes up a huge chunk of my creative life. I read music, write music and play the piano. I can play a little bit of guitar… just basic chords, though.
I can also read sewing patterns and I crochet. I’ve been involved in these pursuits from a young age.
Writing is the creative element that I’ve only really paid attention to within the last eight years or so…
Here’s the simple answer to the question of the month! One that everybody can relate to!
In other news, I fell off the #100words100days bandwagon. It just seems extra hard the second time around. Is it because I know what’s expected? When I mentioned that I’m still getting over the trauma of the first challenge, a writer from my local group hosting the #100words100days challenge said: “You know how the brain apparently forgets the pain of childbirth? Yea, THAT is how I’m doing the challenge again.” She definitely has a point!
Rules: Submit your idea for a WEP February 2019 theme by November 12 to admin AT insecurewriterssupportgroup.com. Nothing too U.S. culturally bound. Should have wide appeal. Winner announced in the November newsletter on November 28.
Prize: Feature in the December newsletter for the winner. And, of course, the winning theme will be the official February WEP theme! Visit the WEP blog for more information!
Happy IWSG Day!