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!
October 04th Question: The topic of AI writing has been heavily debated across the world. According to various sources, generative AI will assist writers, not replace them. What are your thoughts?
I don’t know enough about AI so I will try not to dismiss it outright nor embrace it fully… or get caught up in a singular view about it – but somehow adapt to it, and think about how to use it to better our writing. If that’s even an option? I’m not sure. I don’t know enough about AI.
But how do we do all this without cheating? I have no idea.
My concern is, if it’s here to stay, the longer we try to fight against it, the longer it will take to adapt to it in a productive manner.
Having said that, I worry that the next generation may struggle with creativity: just copy, paste and multiply. At its worse, instead of building and sharpening knowledge and skills, will AI create a passive and dependent generation??
Bottom line – I don’t know enough about AI. I’m curious to see what others have to say about it.
Happy IWSG Day!