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!
JULY 07th QUESTION – What would make you quit writing?
If you enjoy writing can you really quit? I don’t think so. You may have phases, be it a few weeks, months or maybe even years, where you don’t write much; but eventually you will find your way back to the blank page.
Unless you make a conscious decision to stop writing. That’s different. Does a writer ever make a conscious decision to not write? I don’t know.
The Seventh Annual IWSG Anthology Contest is still open.
Guidelines and rules:
Word count: 5000-6000
Genre: Sweet Romance
Theme: First Love
Submissions accepted: May 7 – September 1, 2021
How to enter: Send your polished, formatted (double-spaced, no footers or headers), previously unpublished story as a Word file to admin @ insecurewriterssupportgroup.com before the deadline passes. Please include your full contact details, your social links, and if you are part of the Blogging, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter IWSG group. You must belong to at least one of the IWSG groups if you wish to enter. Content must be PG rated or lower – please see below for guidelines.
Definition of Sweet Romance: Two basic elements comprise every romance novel: a central love story and an emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending. A Central Love Story: The main plot centers around individuals falling in love and struggling to make the relationship work. A writer can include as many subplots as he/she wants as long as the love story is the main focus of the novel: An Emotionally Satisfying and Optimistic Ending.
In a romance, the lovers who risk and struggle for each other and their relationship are rewarded with emotional justice and unconditional love.
My apology if I haven’t returned your visit over the past few bloghops. It’s been a crazy few months! At the moment, we’re in the midst of a third wave which is ravaging the country – but this too shall pass.
I will be visiting blogs over the next few days.
Happy IWSG Day!