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!
May 04th Question: It’s the best of times; it’s the worst of times. What are your writer highs (the good times)? And what are your writer lows (the crappy times)?
Flash fiction always gives me an adrenalin rush so that would have to be my highs!!
And the lows? Just write more flash fiction until the crappy times pass…
I actually unearthed a flash fiction piece written many years ago which I’ll share with you. Enjoy!
Each bottle craved the coveted central position in the bar.
“I should be given first preference!” Mr. Scotch Whiskey silenced everyone.
“It doesn’t really matter,” purred Madame Chardonnay, “as long as I’m kept away from direct sunlight.” Inwardly, she shuddered at the thought of being in close proximity to the loud, foul-mouthed Don Juan Tequila.
“What’s the fuss? I deserve it!” drawled Don Juan, winking at the hardened Sir Guinness Stout. The tall, elegant Chardonnay peered down her nose at his short, stumpy frame.
Without warning, the pompous Monsieur Cognac, resplendent in a baccarat crystal bottle, emerged from a red velvet box.
HAPPY IWSG DAY! My week days are hectic, so I’ll be visiting blogs over the next few days and also over the weekend.