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.
The awesome co-hosts for the August posting of the IWSG are: PK Hrezo, Cathrina Constantine, PJ Colando, Kim Lajevardi, and Sandra Cox!
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!
AUGUST 04th QUESTION – What is your favorite writing craft book? Think of a book that every time you read it you learn something or you are inspired to write or try the new technique. And why?
I don’t own many books on writing craft but I do want to build a collection of craft books.
Any suggestions are welcome! Please include info on how the book helped you!
What I’ve Learned From My 100words100days Challenge
The challenge is straightforward – write 100 words minimum over 100 days.
The 100 words can be for any project you’re currently working on. How difficult can that be? Right? The main thing is that you write at least 100 new words, every day.
I’ve tried this challenge twice and completed it once. It’s not always smooth sailing, especially when you get close to the end.
Today is day 35, so I still have a LONG way to go.
Here are some thoughts I want to share:
100wordsX100days is an excellent way to keep impostor syndrome in check!
It has helped me to discover my writing style: I feel energized and am productive when faced with the prospect of writing in short bursts.
It helps tap into creativity by approaching each session in a different manner.
It confirms that when it comes to writing, there is no one-size-fits-all and no one correct way in which to approach writing.
From day to day, you never know what will happen and some days you may find it’s a tight squeeze – but 100 words is a 100 words! Plus there are days when the writing doubles/triples… I wrote 1197 words on one of the days!
I’m terrified at the thought of doing a 30 day NaNoWriMo challenge. I much prefer the 100X100 challenge. The thought of a 80,000 word draft in one month scares me.
Have you done NaNoWriMo? Do you think I should try it – at least once?
Happy IWSG Day!