Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Insecure Writer's Support Group Anniversary Announcement!

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.

The awesome co-hosts for the September 3 posting of the IWSG are Laura at My Baffling Brain, Mark Koopmans, Shah Wharton, and Sheena-Kay Graham!


Today marks three years since the very first IWSG post. Next month marks one year since the IWSG site and Facebook group opened. And we’d like you to help us celebrate!

The IWSG Team is putting together an eBook that will benefit all writers - The IWSG Guide to Publishing and Beyond. And we invite all IWSG members, Facebook members, and followers to contribute.

Here are the details:

The three topics will be writing, publishing, and marketing.

Each contribution needs to be between 200 and 1000 words. Focus on one of those three aspects and give us your best tip or procedure. The essay can include bullet points, top ten lists, and recommendations. (Websites, software, books, etc.)

You can either post it for your October 1 IWSG post or email it directly to TheIWSG AT gmail.com or alexjcavanaugh ATearthlink.net (Since the length can go over the standard IWSG post length.) Include a one sentence byline and a link to your site. Also state that you give us permission to use it in the book and which topic it falls under. (We will only edit for misspellings and grammar mistakes.)

All submissions need to be sent or posted by October 2, 2014. We will compile them into an eBook and aim for an early December release. The book will be free and available for all eReaders.

Thank you for making the IWSG such a huge success!!

48 comments:

Empty Nest Insider said...

Congratulations on your third anniversary, Alex! It's so exciting to see how the group has grown throughout the years, and how supportive you've been to us all! The book is a great idea, and I'm sure it will be a huge success!

Julie

Mark Koopmans said...

Wow... three years... where that time go, y'all?

LOVE the book idea and if there's a "for-the-love-of-all-that-is-holy-DON'T-DO-THIS" section, you know I'm there :)

stu said...

It sounds like a great idea for an ebook.

SittieCates said...

Happy third year anniversary to IWSG!

Love the idea about the ebook, Alex! Would love to contribute.

Pat Hatt said...

Congrats once more on three years at your shore, we'll see what Pat or the cat can come up with lol

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Happy Anniversary to the IWSG! So happy to be a part of this amazing group. :)

Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption

Jennifer Chandler said...

Congratulations! Three years...wow. That seems hard to believe! In one way, it seems like it just started but in another I feel I've always been here, posting and reading the insecurities of others :) Thank you for showing us we aren't alone and that we all have something to offer in this crazy, writing world! YOU ROCK, Alex, and we all appreciate everything you do!
~ Jen

Michelle Athy said...

Happy anniversary, IWSG! That eBook sounds like a great idea. The IWSG certainly has a wealth of support and ideas.

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Debra McKellan said...

3 Years?! That's exciting! :D

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad everyone is excited!

Suzanne Furness said...

Happy Anniversary IWSG writers everywhere!

Heather M. Gardner said...

I'm SO in!

Happy Anniversary!

This group ROCKS!!!

Heather

Melissa said...

Happy anniversary!
Great idea for a book! :)

Huntress said...

The concept for the IWSG was unique. I didn't warm up to it for a while but eventually came around to its genius.

The book is right in line with the group. Sounds like a most excellent project.

Donna McDine said...

Happy Anniversary. I'm brainstorming now and look forward to submitting!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I love the cover more every time I see it. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for the book.

Birgit said...

What a great idea! This will help so many in the writing field

Sheena-kay Graham said...

(IWSG Co-Host) Congrats on the anniversary! Best of luck compiling the ebook. I just might take part.

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Bob R Milne said...

Great idea! Sadly, I missed today's post (too much going on), but I will definitely be on board for this.

cleemckenzie said...

Here's to many more successful years dealing with Insecurity!

Suzanne Sapsed said...

Congratulations on the third anniversary :) Will look out for the book, but don't think I will have anything constructive to add to it! x

Nicki Elson said...

Congratulations on three wonderful years! IWSG is the thing that keeps me tethered to the blogging world.

Chrys Fey said...

Congratulations on your three year anniversary, Alex! And I love this free book idea. Since I've shared quite possibly all of my writing tips already on my blog, I am trying to figure out which one of my posts would be the best to submit. :)

Rachna Chhabria said...

Congrats IWSG on the 3rd Anniversary. The ebook is a wonderful idea.

P V Ariel said...

Hi Alex,
That's a wonderful going!
Three years just passed by!
Indeed this is a great achievement for celebration.
Here comes a BIG CONGRATS for completing three wonderful years.
I am so glad to be part of it,
Its again great to know that in connection with the celebration you are going to publish an eBook! That is again a great idea to go with,.
With all good wishes
~ Philip Ariel

L. Diane Wolfe said...

The book was a great idea.

Michelle Wallace said...

Congratulations IWSG!
Here's to many more wonderful years!
Hip-hip-hooray!

Lan said...

Congrats on the anniversary and what a fantastic idea! You guys never cease to amaze me with your initiatives to help writers!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Happy 3 year anniversary.
The book is a neat idea.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Everyone has something they can contribute - don't be shy!

Lady Lilith said...

That really is a huge accomplishment. I like reading the posts.

Lara Lacombe said...

The book sounds like it's going to be great! Now, I'm off to brainstorm my October post, since I missed this month!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Congrats ALex~~~~

This is a fantastic idea and on book I will be waiting to download and read. We can learn so much from each other because the writing experience and journey affects us all....

HAPPY THIRD ANNIVERSARY!!!!!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex and all IWSGers .. congratulations on three years ...

and the book sounds such a great idea and will be so useful all round - enjoy writing your entries ..

Cheers to one and all - Hilary

Feather Stone said...

Congrats. Only another ninety-seven years to go, LOL. I'm a newbie here but have found the posts and people wonderful. Thanks for doing a wonderful job of administering this site.

E.E. Giorgi said...

happy anniversary ISWG! I will definitely post something for the ebook I love the idea!!

Susanne Drazic said...

Happy Anniversary IWSG!

Fundy Blue said...

Wow, Alex! This woke me up this morning! I'm not sure if I have anything to contribute to your IWSG ebook, but I love the idea! I'm a writer taking baby steps! Congrats on the IWSG third anniversary! I really appreciate all that you do to encourage writers, and I appreciate how much encouragement you have given to me. Have a good one!

PK Hrezo said...

I'm so excited about this!!

Tia Bach said...

Love this! I think it will turn out to be an incredible resource for so many. Time to start thinking about my 10/1 post. :-)

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

This is so exciting. Look what happens when creative minds get together. Wow.

Patricia Lynne said...

How exciting!

Doreen McGettigan said...

What a great idea! The time really does fly and I am so grateful for everyone in this group!
doreenmcgettigan.com

Anna Nordeman said...

Wonderful idea, Alex!
I'll write about writing, since I don't yet know anything about publishing or marketing. I have a list of good how-to write books.

lifepostbrainhemorrhage said...

Hey Ninja Captain! Congrats on the third anniversary of the IWSG! Uhmazing! I'm sorry it's taken me a while to respond but my alter ego and I just spent five days in the hospital, so we're doing our IWSG rounds tonight!

Am going to work extremely hard to have something valuable and worthwhile to contribute to the upcoming eBook. I'm so excited!:D

Have a wonderful night! Eva

Caffe Maggieato said...

Happy Anniversary! What a great idea! Don't know that I have anything worthy to contribute but will definitely watch out for the book! =D