Welcome to the first Wednesday in October which means it's Insecure Writer's Support Group.
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!
Awesome Ninja Alex J. Cavanaugh is the founder of The Insecure Writer's Support Group.
His awesome co-hosts for the October 3 posting of the IWSG are Dolorah @ Book Lover,Christopher D. Votey, Tanya Miranda, and Chemist Ken!
Visit them and say Thank You for co-hosting.
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!!!
Question for October 3 is How do major life events affect your writing? Has writing ever helped you through something?
Events in my life do affect my writing. What is happening determines whether I can write or not. When something serious, like an illness or death or bad news from family or friends occurs, I sometimes cannot write. My mind is too much on the situation, especially when it is life changing for my family and /or me. However, when my baby son and my baby granddaughter went to heaven, many years apart, I wrote a poem for each one, sharing my love for each of them. Not for publication, but to help me face their loss.
When good things happen in my life or my family, I'm inspired to write because I'm happy and want to share my happiness with a story that will be happy too.
I love it when a story comes from major events in my life. For instance, I was inspired to write my MG novel STAR OF THE TEAM when I attended basketball games that my granddaughter played in. The girls were so competitive and serious about their games that I had to write their story. Family can be inspiring, just watch them.
And if I'm feeling sad, sitting down to write can help perk me up. Escaping into another world, another time and place is better than a dose of medicine, at least for me.
How about you?