Tuesday, November 3, 2020

TODAY IS IWSG FOR NOVEMBER

 



Our Twitter is @TheIWSG and hashtag #IWSG.

The 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!

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.

The awesome co-hosts for the November 4 posting of the IWSG are Jemi Fraser, Kim Lajevardi, L.G Keltner, Tyrean Martinson, and Rachna Chhabria!

Here's ere's some fun. 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!!!

November 4 question. Albert Camus once said, "The purpose of a writer is to keep civiliaztion from destroying itself." Flannery O'Conner said, "Iwrite to discover what I know." Authors across time and distance have had many reasons to write. Why do you write what you write?

Great Question. I'm thinking
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Okay, this is what  comes to mind. I write when out of the blue a title comes to me. That happens quite often. I can be outside taking a walk. I can be eating or playing with the dog or cat. Or maybe a make believe boy or girl will whisper something to me that triggers ideas and a title. Yeah, I know that sounds weird, but the story I'm working on now started with  a title and  a girl, and I'm not sure where it's going. But I'm having fun with it. The kittens, a snake, tadpoles, and a boy who is a bit different. I know you're supposed to have it ll worked out, plot and stuff, but my stories often chnange from what I start so that doesn't work for me. And that's also why I'm so slow. But I have fun. Might even have a hero in a story.



What is your story?















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27 comments:

  1. I have no idea what the "en new people each time" means Blogger still does not like me. Looking forward to seeing you all. November is a good month.

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  2. Kittens, snakes, and tadpoles? Quite a mix of critters!

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  3. Great post Beverly, Novemeber is Lock down for us I'm afraid. Hope yours is better.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Sorry about the lockdown, Yvonne. Hope it doesn't last long. Nov. is good. My birthday was Monday.

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  4. My stories change as I write too. Glad you're having fun with yours.

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    1. I think it's more fun that way, Natalie. That's why I write, to create my own world just like I want it.

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  5. If you're having fun with writing, then you're doing it right!

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    1. You're right, Jennifer. Creating characters and seeing what they're like is interesting and often surprising.

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  6. There's nothing better than a walk when you're a writer. So many ideas pop up. Keep walking, Beverly!

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    1. Exactly, clee. The fresh air and sunshine opens the mind to this beautiful world and what it's all about.

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  7. Love it! My story sparks are often emotions and snippets of phrases.

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    1. And then you're off, Jemi, your story is born. How exciting.

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  8. Sounds intriguing, Beverly! Great post.

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    1. Thanks, Karin. The imagination is a wonderful thing,

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  9. Having so many things that trigger an idea is great indeed

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  10. Hi Beverly! Long time no see! Glad to see you're doing well. Titles come to me too sometimes and I have to figure out a plot for them. :)

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    1. Well, hello there, PK. It has been awhile. Great to hear from you. Yeah, sometimes the plot is there, other times it's illusive, at first. We never give up though. Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. I've had stories that presented themselves the same way--a title and a character. Don't listen to those who say you have to figure out the whole plot. That doesn't work for many people, like me. We are pantsers, writing by the seat of our pants. It's how we roll. Have fun writing the way you do.

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    1. I agree with you, Diane. We write our way because we're all fifferent. Panster writers we are and shall always be, I think. Ain't it great. I do have fun. You have a great time too

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  12. I am a plotter- but if I get an idea I will start to go with it and then do some planning. :) Writing is for fun for me.
    ~Jess

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    1. You know, to me, writing should be fun. Creatiing our own worlds and characters. Starting out, often not knowing where we're going, then all of a sudden our characters or something inside us shows us the way. Such excitement. Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! :)
    ~Jess

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    1. I did Jess. It was just one son and me. My other sons live in different states and didn't travel because of the virus, but we enjoyed the day. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving too.


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  14. Slow is just fine, Beverly. I believe going at top speed is highly overrated. Here's to a lovely Christmas and more ideas for stories in 2021!

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    1. I'm with you, lee. A lovely Christmas to you. And I'll see if my brain has any new story ideas. Sometimes it takes a holiday.

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