Wednesday, April 3, 2019

INSECURE WRITERS' SUPPORT GROUP

Oh, my, it's Wednesday. I'm running behind. (Working on taxes) Must catch up. Welcome to 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!


Awesome Alex J. Cavanaugh is the founder of IWSG.

His awesome co-hosts for the April 3 posting of the IWSG are J.H. Moncrieff, Natalie Aguirre, Patsy Collins, and Chemist Ken!

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 April 3. If you could use a wish to help you write just ONE scene/chapter of your book, which one would it be? (Examples: fight scene/ first kiss scene/ death scene/first chapter/ middle chapter/ end chapter, etc. Good question. I'm thinking.

My wish would be for the first chapter of my book because that one is so important. If it's boring the reader will stop reading and never know if the rest of the book is worthwhile.

How about you?

Happy Writing. 



12 comments:

  1. That's our first shot at a reader, so it's stressful to write it.
    Good luck with your taxes!

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    1. Absolutely, Alex, and if it doesn't grab the reader at first, they'll read something else. Taxes are done and sent. Yay! Only took hours and hours. :)

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  2. You and about umpteen others have chosen the first chapter as what they need help with. It is a challenge.

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    1. It sure is, Lee. An important challenge. I keep changing mine. Hope the right one will finally talk to me.

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  3. We think alike. That's what I pick too!

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    1. Yay! I'm happy to think like you, Natalie, cause you do such a great job of it. Enjoy that first chapter.

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  4. Interesting! I believe I would say the first chapter as well.

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    1. That one seems to be mentioned quite often, Karin. Shows that writers know how important it is.

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  5. That first chapter keeps readers and publishers/agents reading - or not. So important.

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    1. Yes, it does, Diane, the reason it's a good idea to make it the best it can be. Working on it.

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  6. A lot of people seem to wish for the first chapter. I'm the opposite--I want the end of my book! First chapters are tough but I always figure it out eventually. It's endings that I struggle with.

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    1. You know, Sarah, I love a good ending, maybe one that has a little surprise, or one that I was hoping for. They're important too, so the reader will want to see more of the author's books.

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