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.
Our Twitter is @TheIWSG and hashtag #IWSG
Alex J. Cavanaugh is the founder of the IWSG
His awesome co-hosts for the February 1 posting of the IWSG are Misha Gericke, LK Hill, Juneta Key, Christy and Joylene Buter!
Be sure to visit the Insecure Writer's Support Web site.
The question for February 1 is: How has being a writer changed your experience as a reader?
Remember, the question is optional.
It's a good question though, which made me stop and think. That's always good, right? Mostly, I read to enjoy a story, the characters, and their lives. They become real to me, and I am lost in their adventures. Sometimes, I love the plot or a character so much I wish I'd written that story, which inspires me to do my best.
Before I started writing my own novels, I never dreamed how much work goes into them. Now, I know the hours, days, months, and even years an author spends creating the world she/he presents to the reader and how every word comes from his/her heart.
I'm happy to know such awesome people and to be part of their world.
Winners of my audio book giveaway will be announced Friday, if Patches is in a good mood.