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!
FEBRUARY 05th QUESTION: Has a single photo or work of art ever inspired a story? What was it and did you finish it?
By nature, I am a prompt writer. Give me a picture, photo, word or phrase and away I go! It’s actually become a part of my writing process.
Three facts about word/photo prompts:
1. My five-sentence fiction pieces are all based on a one-word-inspiration.
2. I completed a CampNaNo ( I think it was in 2016) and the initial draft of a story, in response to daily word prompts.
3. My 2015 A to Z challenge was a series of flash fiction pieces called NIFTY NUGGETS. It showcased little nuggets of writing based on a photo, a phrase and an object, designed to encourage lean, tight writing. I aimed for a word count of under 300 words per nugget. The beautiful photos used in these pieces were provided by fellow admin and talented photographer L. Diane Wolfe.
If you’re interested in checking to see how I’ve put these pieces together, here’s a link to the third nugget – Letter C (one of Diane’s most stunning photos from the collection).
But remember that this is the initial rough piece!
So yes, I’m ALWAYS inspired by a single photo.
And yes, I’m busy editing these various projects and pieces… it’s a work-in-progress!
Can you believe it’s already February? And it’s sizzling my end of the globe. I have zero energy – that’s how bad it is.
I can’t remember it ever being this hot and humid. Remember, I’m along the east coast which experiences a subtropical climate – which is naturally hot and humid.
But recent temperatures have been crazy… abnormal!
I suppose it’s the reality of climate change and global warming…
Happy IWSG Day!