Wednesday, January 2, 2019

INSECURE WRITER'S SUPPORT GROUP

It's here. A new year. A first Wednesday. Which means IWSG.

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!


Ninja Alex J. Cavanaugh is the founder of the IWSG. His awesome co-hosts for the January 2 posting of the IWSG are Patricia Lynne, Lisa Buie-Collard, Kim Lajevardi, and Fundy Blue!

Every month we have a question. It's optional. Here is today's.

What are your favorite and least favorite questions people ask you about your writing?

This is a tough one for me. I haven't really thought about it. My favorite, I guess, would be when someone asks how I create such interesting characters? The characters are my favorite part of writing. I hope they seem real, like the boy or girl next door, so people will care what happens to them.

As for least favorite, i can't think of any at the moment.

How about you? Any favorites?

Happy New Year. Happy writing.

25 comments:

  1. Anyone who have read my books have paid me a compliament. Must try and get another one created to celebrate my late sons' life.......(just an idea at the moment)
    Happy New Year Beverly.
    Yvonne.

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    1. I think another book is a great idea, Yvonne. Reading your poems everyday makes my day.
      Happy New Year to you. Keep writing.

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  2. I hope that one day people find my characters interesting! Right now I just hate being asked what my book is about. At some point I'll figure out how to explain it properly, I hope.

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    1. Sometimes it is difficult to explain what your book is about in just a few words, Sarah. I've noticed a couple of comments on other blogs mention having them look at the back cover. You will figure it out. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. I like it when people ask about the characters. It means they connected with them.

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    1. My characters are what the story is about, Diane, at least I hope so. Who are they? What is their problem?

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  4. Interesting characters means you did your job well.

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  5. Creating characters is my favorite part, too.

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    1. It is fun, isn't it, Chrys. Good guys. Bad guys. Surprising guys. Make the story.

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  6. I couldn't think of a least favorite either until I started reading other people's post. Like "Does self-publishing really mean you're a writer?" Oh my.

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    1. I'm with you, Jacqui. If someone asks that question, they don't know what they're talking about. Right?

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  7. Making up characters is my reason for writing. You do a great job.
    JQ Rose

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    1. I'm with you, J Q. Love the characters. Thanks for your kind words. Happy New Year.

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  8. Yes, our characters are like real people to us. It's fun to talk about them. Happy New Year, Beverly!

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    1. Happy New Year to you, Natalie. Keep on writing. Your characters are with you.

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  9. Never thought of that as a question, but a good one indeed.

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    1. You never know what goes on in a person's head, Pat. Happy New Year.

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  10. The character question is a good one. I'd like that myself. Happy New Year, Beverly.

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    1. I agree, Lee. The characters are so important. Happy New Year to you.

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  11. Beverly - It seems to be unanimous....we all like our characters, the folks we have imagined into being. I'll admit I like mine because they are in their October and November years, like me.....yet their minds are operating in June and July, just like all of us.

    All the best for 2019.

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    1. I agree, gilguy. Maybe I write for young people because I haven't grown up. Like you said, our older minds still think of those times when life was confusing yet fun. I want to always think that way. Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. Creating characters is the best part in my opinion. Have a great 2019!

    www.ficklemillennial.blogspot.com

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    1. I agree, Gina. It's so much fun to see our characters grow and become so real to us. A Happy 2019 to you as well. Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. Hi, Beverly! Sorry for the late visit, but I'm trying to balance visiting around with catching up at home after being gone six weeks. I think many writers enjoy creating characters most of all. What I find most exciting is when the characters become so real that they take over or assert themselves. I'm in the middle of a Kim Stanley Robinson novel right now ("New York 2140). He is a genius at creating character, and this book has marvelous characters. And of course, when reading, character is my favorite part. All the best to you!

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