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 and link to this page and display the badge in your post.
Ninja Alex J. Cavanaugh is the founder of IWSG,
His awesome co-hosts for the April 4 posting of the IWSG are Olga Godim, Chemist Ken, Renee Scattergood, and Tamara Narayan!
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!!!
April 4th question:
When your writing life is a bit cloudy or filled with rain, what do you do to dig down and keep on writing?
What do I do?
Get some dark chocolate kisses and ... I'm only partly kidding. I do take a break, maybe eat some chocolate, maybe play with the cats, take a long walk and enjoy the birds and butterflies and flowers. Sometimes I even mop the floor or vacuum the carpet, anything that allows me to think of what I'm doing wrong with my story. Why can't I get this scene right? What should my character say or do here? I thought I knew, but it doesn't work. So I go ahead and type something. Then the next day I either wonder "What was I thinking" and start that scene over again, or I smile and think "Yes, this is it."
I may have a lot of cloudy or rainy days, but eventually the sun will shine. And it is worth waiting for when I can read what I've written and say, "Yes."
How about you?