Wednesday, February 7, 2018

INSECURE WRITER'S SUPPORT GROUP

Welcome to the first Wednesday of February.


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.

Link to this page and display the badge in your post. Our Twitter is @TheIWSG and hashtag #IWSG.

Awesome Ninja Alex J. Cavanaugh is the founder of IWSG.

His awesome co-hosts for the February 7 posting of the IWSG are Stephen Tremp, Pat Garcia, Angela Wooldridge, Victoria Marie Lees, and Madeline Mora-Summonte!


Every month, we 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. Remember, the question is optional!!!

February 7 question is "What do you love about the genre you write in most often?"

Interesting question. I think I love writing for children and teens because I've never grown up. In some ways I still think like a child. Okay, don't laugh. I mean I'm trusting and love birthday parties and the simple things in life, although I have to admit the teen years were sometimes traumatic. You know, I like this guy, but he likes my friend, so what do I do? Or I'm flunking algebra. Or I need a new dress for the dance. Makes for good story ideas, right.

I'm looking forward to reading your answers to the question. And I'm writing this at midnight because I forgot about it so go easy on the misspelled words and stuff okay? Sounds like a teen and homework, no?

Happy Reading.






30 comments:

  1. Wonderful post Beverly, I write about what is happening in my life.....as you can see from today's post.
    Enjoy your Wednesday.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks, Yvonne. Oh, great. I'll check your post. I hope to have a good Wednesday, and the same to you.

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  2. I think it's great that you feel somewhat like a kid. It's kind of sad that we lose childhood joy in life and being in the moment in the hectic pace of life.

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    1. Thanks, Natalie. I think that's why I enjoyed teaching so much. I remembered what being a 10-yea-old was like and could relate to my students.

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  3. It helps you stay young at heart, right?

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    1. You bet, Diane. My face may have wrinkles, but my heart is still young.

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  4. I try not to remember that time, in my life anyway! Though it does give you a lot of fodder for writing.

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    1. Yes, it does, Alex. Some fun stuff, some not fun.

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  5. Being a kid at heart if fun! Of course, there were some difficult years- but you are right- those times do make for great ideas. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. I suppose every age and person has his/her troubles at times, Jess. Somehow we mostly learn to survive them.

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  6. Stories for children and teens are a lot of fun, and then they can be full of drama. I love both. :)

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    1. Yes, they are, Chrys. Young people learn from every event in their life, good and bad. Makes for great stories.

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  7. And may you never grow up! That's the worst thing to do in this life. Great post, Beverly and very much in line with mine today.

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    1. I probably will stay a child as long as I'm on planet Earth, Lee. Love, love your post. What a precious lady.

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  8. Young at heart! I am a perpetual kid as well:)

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    1. Yay for you, Karin. Being a kid at heart is the best, I think.

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  9. I like writing romance and YA. When it's YA romance, it's pretty much always first love, and that's fun.

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    1. You are so right, Cathy. Romance to the young is both happy and traumatic. Makes for great stories.

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  10. I hear you there! If you can't get into the head of a child, you have no business writing for one. I think that's the best part of writing MG.

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    1. Very good point, Crystal. So it's good to still feel like a child if you plan to write for them. Maybe I've never grown up completely, but I love to tell their stories, fictional or true.

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  11. Algebra... #gag LOL I can totally relate about not being grownup. I mean, sure I do the adulting thing most of the time. But at heart, I'm all adventurous kid.

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    1. Haha! My sentiments exactly, Sheri. And isn't it great being that adventurous kid at heart while living in the adult world.

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  12. Sure can give you writing ideas. Think I remained in the child mind set a bit at our sea lol

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    1. Absolutely, Pat. There's nothing wrong with remaining in the child mind set. I like it.

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  13. Hi Beverly long time no see. I've never grown up too. Never will. Life's too short and I do not want to be a fuddy duddy.

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    1. Yes, it has been, Stephen. Good for you. Stay young and enjoy every moment. They are precious.

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  14. Adults should learn to tap into the inner child that's within all of us - it does wonders for the spirit!
    Happy Writing!
    Writer In Transit

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    1. You're so right, Michelle. Don 't stress about everything. Like children, have fun and accept the simple things.

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  15. "What do you love about the genre you write in most often?" - well I just write about anything that touches my heart, and it can be any subject, humans, animals, birds ..... the life around us.

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    1. A great idea, Haddock. There's no need to stay with one topic. Writing what touches your heart, like you say, is awesome. Like your idea about the creatures and humans. That's life for sure.

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