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!
DECEMBER 04th QUESTION: Let’s play a game. Imagine. Role-play. How would you describe your future writer self, your life and what it looks and feels like if you were living the dream? Or if you are already there, what does it look and feel like? Tell the rest of us. What would you change or improve?
I have no idea! The thing is, I didn’t consciously decide that I was going to become a writer, so “living the dream” will not apply in my situation.
I’m an avid reader and the writing came much later. But I’m enjoying experimenting all the time to discover what works for me and what doesn’t. Three things I’ve learned about myself?
~I’m drawn to both fiction and non-fiction.
~I love flash fiction!
~One word and picture prompts get my creativity pumped and I get words on the page… everytime!
An experienced writer actually said that my style feels a lot like script writing for a screenplay. Huh? I’ve never considered writing a script for a play… but who knows?
It’s an ongoing process, filled with all kinds of challenges.
Announcing the winners of the IWSG Anthology Contest!
Coming May 5, 2020 –
Voyagers: The Third Ghost
Middle grade historical/adventure
Featuring these stories and authors:
The Third Ghost – Yvonne Ventresca
Winter Days – Katharina Kolata
Feathered Fire – Roland Clarke
The Ghosts of Pompeii – Sherry Ellis
Dare Double Dare – Louise MacBeath Barbour
The Blind Ship – Bish Denham
A World of Trouble – Rebecca M. Douglass
The Orchard – Beth Anderson Schuck
Return to Cahokia – L.T. Ward
Simon Grey and the Yamamba – Charles Kowalski
Congratulations to all the authors!
NOTE: My apology if you tried to visit my November post and found that it doesn’t exist.
It was wiped out.
According to the blog host, there was a WordPress plug-in on the back end that was discontinued and it was causing a problem so he had to disable it. When he went into the back end of the blog, there was no post. He says that because of the plug-in being discontinued, it was blocking me from creating drafts/posts. The thing is, I did not leave the post in draft mode. He says the rules have changed for auto-posting. You have to do it physically.
I’m confused because my post wasn’t in draft mode – I had already created a post and published it manually. Gah!!!
On a lighter note, it’s been a hectic year for me! I can’t wait for the end of school term and our annual Christmas break. I have a 4 week holiday ahead. I’m going to relax, do lots of reading and some writing too!
The next #IWSGPit will be in January 15, 2020, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.
Don’t miss it!
Did you know the IWSG has a Goodreads Book Club?
If you’re on Goodreads, join this group to learn and grow as a writer.
Happy IWSG Day! Remember that the first Wednesday in January falls on New Year’s Day, so the monthly IWSG post will be on the following Wednesday, which is January 08, 2020.