Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Welcome to the Insecure Writer’s Support Group website!


Many thanks to the IWSG Admins who helped put it together - Joy Campbell, Michelle Wallace, Joylene Nowell Butler, Susan Gourley/Kelley, L. Diane Wolfe, Lynda Young, - and me, Alex J. Cavanaugh.


It is still a work in progress and we will continue to add to it over time. You will find pages full of links to great sites and databases under the following subjects – Writing Tips; Publishers, Agents, Queries; Self-Publishing; Marketing; Contests; and Publications.

We also have a page where you can leave suggestions for sites to add to the database. Note we are looking for sites, not individual posts!

The IWSG List will be hosted here, as well as on Alex J. Cavanaugh’s site.

The first Wednesday will be an encouraging word from the team, and every Monday will be a post from one of the admins about writing, designed to encourage and give you some valuable information or resources.

We also have a Facebook page HERE. Just make a request to join the group - we have admins standing by and approving requests as they come in.

Eventually, we intend to open it up for guest posts on Wednesday, and expand to include Twitter and possibly a newsletter. (The Twitter hashtag is still #IWSG.)

We invite you to follow and explore our new site. And let us know what we can do to make it a great resource for writers.

Thanks everyone for your dedication to the IWSG and making this site a reality!

Today’s awesome IWSG co-hosts - Julie Luek, Rachna Chabria, Beverly Fox, and Ilima Todd! Please be sure to thank them for their time and effort to make all IWSG members feel welcome.

97 comments:

Arlee Bird said...

Just happened to run across this. Looking good!

Lee
Tossing It Out

Nancy Thompson said...

Woohoo, Alex & friends! Congrats!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Hey, Arlee and Nancy, you should get something special for being early bird visiters.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I feel like an astronaut on her first journey into space.

DAVID WALSTON said...

Awesome!

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Super site! Congratulations!

Amanda said...

Brilliant site!

Lynda R Young said...

I'm impressed by all the early commenters :)

Exciting times!

Patsy said...

Excellent. Thanks to everyone who made this happen.

L.G. Keltner said...

This looks great!

Mark Koopmans said...

Well lookie here, y'all :)

Now I shall never again misspell ISWG :)

What?

*CONGRATS* to the Admin Team on a job well done and I'm looking forward to using "our" new writing tool.

J.L. Campbell said...

Like everybody else, I'm happy to have a place where I can find EVERYTHING to do with writing.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks everyone! We'll keep making it better for YOU.

Cally Jackson said...

How exciting! Can't wait to read the latest posts. :-)

Michelle Wallace said...

Your one-stop-writing-shop... where you can shop till you drop!
This is exciting!

Kirsten said...

What a beautiful site-nice layout and such soothing colors. I feel calmer about my insecurities already. :)
Fantastic idea!

Siv Ottem said...

CONGRATS! This is going to be a wonderful home away from home :)

Tonja Matney said...

This does look good.

Peaches Ledwidge said...

Good job everyone, and thanks for Mr. Alex for conceiving this site. Congrats!

Teresa Coltrin said...

Great job, Admins. It looks wonderful and useful.

P V Ariel said...

Great!! Looks wonderful.
Yet another separate page for the writers. Thanks Alex and team for
this.
Keep Inform
Best Regards

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Congrats Alex and team it looks great.

Carolyn Brown said...

The site looks great! Congratulations!

Elise Fallson said...

Congratulations, this place looks great! I think I'll hang out here for a while. (:

Jemi Fraser said...

Love it - you've all done a fantastic job - looks great!! :)

Yolanda Renee said...

Congratulations!

Excellent site! Beautiful!

Joshua said...

Fantastic idea. And on the day I remembered to actually sign up on the IWSG linky list.

Elsie Amata said...

I'm so excited to see this come to fruition. Thank you to all the administrators and of course to Alex. You guys rock!

Huntress, aka CD Coffelt said...

Great blog! No eye-bleeding colors and jumpy type. Love that.

Beverly Fox said...

This is SO exciting! With so many resources in one place it'll be a favorite of mine, I'm sure!

Huge thanks to Alex and all the admits!

M.L. Swift said...

Woo Hoo! Many well-wishes on the success of the site! Congrats on the launch...you have a fine group of admins to make sure it all runs smoothly.

M.L. Swift, Writer

Livia Peterson said...

Woohoo! Awesome job!

Diane Burton said...

Wow. Looking good.

Liz Blocker said...

YAAAAAAAAAY! So awesome! Thanks for all of your hard work, admins. I can't wait to explore the site!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex - how do you pull all those women????? Must be that guitar playing ..

This is such a great idea - congratulations to you and your co-helpers ...

Cheers Hilary

Al Diaz said...

It looks really cool. Congratulations!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hilary, not sure if it's the guitar, but it's really awesome to be surrounded by talented women!

Thanks everyone.

River Fairchild said...

What a great idea! The group certainly deserves its own website and FB page. Does this mean the ninja will finally join FB? ;)

Morgan said...

This site looks wonderful! Such a neat thing, Alex! Love this group!!! <3

Mina Burrows said...

This looks fantastic. Great job, guys. :)

Susanne Drazic said...

This site is AWESOME!

Crystal Collier said...

Okay, I think a couple months of lurking is long enough. It's about time I joined. *deep breath* I'm in! (And the website is great!)

David P. King said...

Fantastic! The place looks great, guys. Give yourselves a HUGE pat on the back. It's well deserved! :)

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

This looks great.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

The sincere, hard work has paid off. The team should be proud: this site looks friendly, professional, and inviting. Great team effort!

Christine Rains said...

It looks fantastic! Big day for the IWSG. :)

Tina said...

Hey! This is amazing. Well done all of you!
Tina @ Life is Good

Gwen Gardner said...

Hey, this is really nice! Thanks for setting this up:)

cleemckenziebooks said...

Hey! I go away for a vacation and look at all that happens. Great new site.

Candilynn Fite said...

It's fabulous. Really! I love the blog header. :) Thank you so much to Alex, Joy, Michelle, Joylene, susan, L. Diane, and Lynda for putting in so much work and effort. Y'all rock. :D

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Crystal, glad you've joined us.

Thanks everyone! We will continue to make it even better.

Mark Means said...

Looks awesome and keep up the great work!

MollyMom103 said...

Super awesomeness!

Cathrina Constantine said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you---For supporting author's!

N. R. Williams said...

Cool!
Nancy

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thank you Alex, and all who helped make IWSG happen this month, and here on the new site!

Murees Dupé said...

Congratulations! This is really amazing. Thank you for this wonderful and resourceful website. You guys rock.

J.L. Campbell said...

Thanks guys, it's wonderful to be part of something that we'll all benefit from as writers.

M Pax said...

Great work you guys!

Pk Hrezo said...

Lookin' good, guys!!! I love this resource!!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

It's so wonderful to see so many of you have stopped by and signed up. It's so much fun watching the followers' list grow.

Carole Anne Carr said...

Shall be interested in seeing how this progresses, Alex, a great idea.

Jennifer said...

The site looks great!

Sherry Ellis said...

This will definitely be a great resource for writers! Thanks for putting it together!

Nana said...

Stumbled upon this site this evening...can feel my pulse quicken. :-)

Julie Musil said...

This is so pretty! Thanks to all of you for your hard work!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks everyone! We made this site for YOU.

jamieayres.com said...

There are no words for how awesome and inspiring ya'll are :-) Thanks for creating this!

Chris said...

Wow... so much info here. Thanks for putting all of this together. Great work everyone!

T.F. Walsh said...

Fantastic idea... I suspect this website will be a very popular destination.

Lara Lacombe said...

Congrats! Looks great :)

Carol Garvin said...

What a good idea! The site looks great and with your wonderful cast of admins/contributors, I know there will be lots of resources to keep me returning. :)

Rachna Chhabria said...

The site looks wonderful.And the resources for the writers are simply amazing. Thanks Alex and the awesome admins.

Heather Musk said...

Great job on the site guys, it's looking really good.

Karen Walker said...

Wow, I go away for a few weeks and loo what happens. This is fabulous, you guys. Awesome job.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad everyone likes it!

Mark Noce said...

Rad, I joined the FB group now too:)

Elizabeth Seckman said...

It won't let me join. Says to try again later. Technology hates me!

Already a member of the IWSG facebook page!

Suzanne Furness said...

It's looking great, this is going to be the place to come for all new writers.

Mina Burrows said...

I finally was able to finally follow on blogger. Whew! I'm so excited!

Shell Flower said...

This is so cool to see coming together so nicely. Superheroes of the interwebz unite!

Patricia Lynne said...

The site looks good. I like the simple and neat layout.

Trisha F said...

Much coolness abounds here!

Congrats, everyone. :)

Michael Di Gesu said...

Congrats ALL...

This is amazing and I know it will be a must for all of us to find what we need to succeed in our writing careers!!!!

THANK YOU!

Jen Chandler said...

This looks fantastic! I'm excited to explore a bit further and happy to see the IWSG has a splendid new home :)

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

Congrats on spreading the love with many more nets!

Liza said...

Hooray!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Elizabeth, I see you got through.

Thanks guys!!!

Julia King said...

Cool Cool Cool!

Ella said...

Wow, it is so cool here ;D
I love the lighthouse-yes a beacon in the darkness of doubt!

Thank you Alex and crew!

Samantha Geary Jones said...

This site is AWESOME! Bless you guys for putting such a valuable resource together-I'll be visiting often! Many thanks and congrats on the next big step for IWSG!!
Cheers!
Sam
WriterlySam

The Desert Rocks said...

Hi Alex. I thought I was a member here but maybe this is new. Hello to Michelle and Lynda and all the others who are familiar with Eve and The Desert Rocks. I am here due to Elizabeth Craig's site!! Congratulations.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Desert, that was nice of her to mention it yesterday!

E.J. Wesley said...

So glad to see the website up! Great work everyone! :)

P V Ariel said...

Alex I am sad. LOL.
Still waiting for the
badge code- html!
phil

Sher A. Hart said...

Looks great! Followed the new blog. I mentioned in September that our house was on the market. We sold it, so I skipped this month in order to house hunt and pack. We have to be out by 28 October and don't have any place to move in yet. I hope we find a new place and I'm settled enough to post next time. We'll see. Either way, since my last critique group meeting, I've been jazzed to write again. Just don't have time yet.

Sandy Campbell said...

I forget if I posted here, but thrilled with this site, and have shared all of the information on another blog I have at WP....Sandy