Wednesday, March 5, 2014

IWSG Post Day! How Can We Help? And Seeking Co-Hosts.

It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. I encourage everyone to visit at least a dozen new blogs and leave a comment. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs.

Our awesome co-hosts today are Tina Downey, Elsie, Elizabeth Seckman, and Julie Flanders!

We have two questions for you today!

First, we are here to help you grow as a writer an author by providing valuable information. Our posts and guest posts are written with you in mind.

What other topics would you like to see covered? What else would you like to know? About writing? Promoting? Research? Anything – no question is too dumb! Let us know in the comments and we will address your issues and seek experts who can help.

Second, the IWSG will post during the month of April! If you are participating in the A to Z Challenge, you can either incorporate it into your post or make two separate posts. (Remember to keep it short.)

We’ll need four co-hosts for April 2. If you can co-host on that date (or at a later time) let us know in the comments. (Even better if you’re not participating in the A to Z Challenge – we don’t want to overwhelm anyone.)

Thanks!

Now, go enjoy some IWSG posts.

26 comments:

Clare said...

No suggestions for anything you guys should add. You're doing a great job, and I know so many writers appreciate this group, and the effort those running it make.

I'm not doing the A-Z Challenge this year, so I offer my services as a host for April. :)

Heather Musk said...

I can co-host the IWSG anytime from July onwards :-)

It'll be good to get involved.

Elsie Amata said...

I don't have any suggestions. I comb through all the links looking for editing advice and usually find it. You guys do a great job.

Good luck find co-hosts. I love being able to do it. =)

Elsie
AJ's wHooligan in the A-Z Challenge
co-host IWSG

sjp said...

Yay! A to Z! I'm still bobbing around on the fence over whether or not I should leap in :S

Sheena-kay Graham said...

How about discussing writing a good story versus writing a well structured story. Are they equally important or is one a higher priority than the other? Happy March IWSG everyone! A-Z Challenge is just around the corner.

Bob R Milne said...

The A-Z Challenge was an interesting experience last year, but I don't think I'll be doing it again this year. I've got a fresh start to get me writing again, and the last thing I need is a new excuse to procrastinate some more. :)

Pat Hatt said...

Hmmm never knew the a to z was going on in april too. Hmmmm now I may have to go change things around hmmmm

Liz Blocker said...

"Remember to keep it short" - I think I need to tattoo this on my forehead... ;)

Silvia Villalobos said...

Research is always an interesting subject. I don't write historical fiction, and still find myself having to do lots of research.
Great group. I enjoyed visiting the site.
Silvia @
SilviaWrites

LuAnn Braley said...

I don't know enough to offer a suggestions on what to include. On the other hand, that makes everything that y'all post GOLDEN!

If you can use a rookie in your co-host group, feel free to call on me. :O)

LuAnn #IWSG 323
AJ's Hooligans @AtoZChallenge
Back Porchervations

Dean K Miller said...

Finally getting on board with this. Would love to co-host sometime. April A-Z...hmmmm might be too big of an apple to bite on, but after that, certainly interested!

Juneta Key said...

No suggestions. Just saying Hi, new to the group still checking things out. Great site. Love the concept.

Gail M Baugniet - Author said...

You have probably covered this topic often, but it seems a writer can never know too much about editing. At least, that is true in my case.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Great suggestions and thanks for offers of help! Welcome to the newcomers and if you're thinking about joining us, please do.

Terri Rochenski said...

Not A-Zing this year since I'll be hip-deep in a blog tour for my April release.

That being said, last year's A-Z kick started my butt, but when baby #3 and debut novel released within a few weeks of each other last fall ... yeah. So much for blogging. After today's posts, however, I've been encouraged to start back up my personal blogs & be consistent.

As for suggestions - I'm always looking for marketing ideas, editing tips, and info on the publishing market.

And finally, I'm avail to co-host if you're still needing peeps.

Toinette Thomas said...

I think it might be nice to compile some genre specific writing tips. Some creative and or gramtical techniques that go over well in one genre may not in another. A few posts asking for ideas and tips, or offering such, based on genre would be really cool.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Good question. There is just so much to learn about this business. There are so many I wouldn't know where to begin. Mostly I think posts about keeping heart, or just hanging in there when times are tough. How do we cope? How do we manage less than inspiring publishers? How do we keep our optimism in face of obscurity? I don't drink but I can understand why so many writers do.

Oh, are I a bubbling writer today.

Happy IWSG day, Alex!

olgagodim said...

Alex, I just joined the group - and wrote my first post on my site. It was fun. I'd like to offer to be a co-host on Apr 2, if you still need one. What would I need to do?

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

A to Z Challenge is going to be crazy fun.

Leslie S. Rose said...

I always love to hear "writer journey" stories. It fascinates me how many different paths lead to successes.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex and co-hosts: Elsie, Julie and Tina - you all do such a great job and even though I'm not in IWSG I enjoy reading the posts ..

Cheers and don't rock on too quickly April please! Hilary

cleemckenzie said...

Short is good. Really short with lots of pictures is better.

I can co-host on April 2. Tell me what to do.

Michelle Wallace said...

C.Lee said it perfectly.
Short and fun... with pictures - that's my plan... PLUS it's interactive!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Hi, Michelle.
I'm not doing A-Z and am happy to co-host.
Have a great weekend,
xoRobyn

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, everyone! Wow, so many willing to help. I really appreciate that.

Lisa said...

I am enjoying being back in the swing of IWSG. I love this blog hop. I will be participating in A to Z and look forward to seeing some familiar blogs there! So far, right now, this site does answer my questions, and my needs. Help with doubt and fear, help with material things such as marketing. I really appreciate you being here. Thanks also for commenting on my blog...