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 01st Question: If you are an Indie author, do you make your own covers or purchase them? If you publish trad, how much input do you have about what goes on your cover?
The book cover is the first thing that readers see, so it’s the one thing that I wouldn’t want to scrimp on and would definitely use a professional.
And since we’re on the topic of covers, here is a question with regards to a short story or novella collection: is it advisable to have a branded short story cover format and just swap out the image behind it? Thoughts?
I know that those who are in the northern hemisphere are feeling the bite, but it’s the opposite for me. We’ve been experiencing a heatwave and it’s not going to end anytime soon. It drains all your energy and leaves you tired. As a result, many things have slowed down, including progress with the website. I’ll get back to it when the heatwave subsides a bit… but for now, it’s a go-slow…
Happy IWSG Day!