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.
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!
JUNE 05th QUESTION: Of all the genres you read and write, which is your favorite to write in and why?
I love the mystery/suspense genre and always imagined that would be the genre I’d write in.
However, I also love non-fiction and the first blog posts I was brave enough to publish, were some creative non -fiction pieces which I wrote for the second A to Z Challenge, which was many years ago, (I think in 2011). I still love creative non-fiction and have been reading a lot of non-fiction books lately, but I haven’t been writing any non-fiction.
This reminds me that I have an outline of ideas, as well as bits and pieces of content, for a non-fiction book on the craft of writing, which I envisage as having a distinctly local flavor… and a (hopefully) humorous angle. As a nation, South Africans have many shortcomings, but we know how to laugh at ourselves. It’s a national strength! So the humorous angle will work very well.
But to be honest, I haven’t had time for any writing because I’m so busy with school work. *sigh*
I don’t know when I’m going to get time to write…
Maybe I need to get back to my flash fiction technique which never fails me… and guarantees that I get words down on the paper.
The Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology Contest opened last month – only three more months to enter.
Middle grade historical – adventure/fantasy.
Theme – Voyagers.
See the site for full details on how to submit.