Wednesday, and you know what that means.
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. Be sure to link to this page and display the badge in your post.
Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
Ninja Alex J. Cavanaugh is the founder of IWSG. Our Twitter is @TheIWSG and hashtag #IWSG
And we’re revving up IWSG Day to make it more fun and interactive! Every month, we'll announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day 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.
October question: When do you know your story is ready?
His awesome co-hosts for the October 5 posting of the IWSG are Beverly Stowe McClure, Megan Morgan, Viola Fury, Madeline Mora-Summonte, Angela Wooldridge, and Susan Gourley!
Umm, yes, that's me. I'm a co-host this week. My first time. So excited.
And don't forget you have until November 1 to enter the IWSG Anthology Contest
And now to answer the question:
When do you know your story is ready?
Every time I read over my story, I find something that I think needs changing. When I'm just moving commas around or using different words, I have to force myself to stop. My story is as ready as I can make it. Say "Goodbye" and submit it. And pray.
How do you know?
Happy reading and writing!