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.
let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
Our Twitter is @TheIWSG and hashtag #IWSG.
DUE TO NEW YEAR'S DAY FALLING ON A WEDNESDAY, WE WILL BE POSTING JANUARY 8 RATHER THAN JANUARY 1!
Ninja Alex J. Cavanaugh is the founder of IWSG
His awesome co-hosts for the December 4 posting of the IWSG are Tonja Drecker, Beverly Stowe McClure, Nicki Elson, Tyrean Martinson!
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!!!
December 4 question - Let's play a game. Imagine. Role-play. How would you describe your future writer self, your life and what it looks and feels like if you were living the dream? Or if you are already there, what does it look and feel like? Tell the rest of us. What would you change or improve?
Mm, interesting question. The first thing that comes to my mind is perhaps I'm doing a little of both. I'm living the dream of writing my stories and having a great time doing it. But, I am not really there yet, if I consider how well my books sell and if anyone has ever heard of me. Being there, in my interpretation means having books that sell thousands of copies and people recognize your name. How many authors can say that? I can't. But, you know what? I'm not going to give up. So, with each story I tell, I try to improve it by making the characters more interesting, or making the plot more exciting, or writing to reach the age group my stories are aimed at. I know I have room for improvement, and I'm trying. If God gives me enough time on this Earth, I might just make it. There's always hope. And lots of writing. And thinking. And dreaming.
How about you?