Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The IWSG Guide to Publishing and Beyond!

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 October 1 anniversary posting of the IWSG are Kristin Smith, Elsie, Suzanne Furness, and Fundy Blue!


Today marks the one year anniversary since the IWSG site and Facebook group opened. The IWSG Team is putting together an eBook that will benefit all writers - The IWSG Guide to Publishing and Beyond. We invite all IWSG members, Facebook members, and followers to contribute, whether you are a writer on the journey or a published author.

Here are the details:

The purpose of the book is to assist other writers on the journey, so we are looking for tips and instructions. It can be inspirational in nature as long as you provide a solid benefit.

The three topics will be writing, publishing, and marketing. Please let us know what category your submission falls under.

Each contribution needs to be between 200 and 1000 words. Give us your best tip or procedure. The essay can include bullet points, top ten lists, and recommendations. (Websites, software, books, etc.) We’re trying to keep it simple, so no images.

If it’s under 300 words, you can post it for your October 1 IWSG post. Once you have posted, go to this PAGE at the site and submit your link. (With almost three hundred members, we don’t want to miss someone’s submission.)

If over 300 words, please email it directly to the IWSG email or to Alex J. Cavanaugh.

Be sure to include: title, topic (writing, publishing, or marketing), a one line bio (with your name, book(s), and blog), and state that you give us permission to use it.

Please use fresh material – no recycled blog posts. Include a one sentence by-line. Also state that you give us permission to use it in the book and note which topic it falls under. (We will only edit for misspellings and grammar mistakes.) Also no images or hyperlinks.

All submissions need to be sent or posted by October 2, 2014.

To submit, you must be a current IWSG member, IWSG Facebook member, or confirmed follower of the IWSG website. This book needs to represent the group.

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!!

32 comments:

SittieCates said...

Happy anniversary, IWSG!

IWSG is totally awesome!

Delighted to be a member.

Oh, I sent my contribution. :-)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex and all members - congratulations to you all for being a part of this amazing group - cheers Hilary

Lynda R Young said...

Happy anniversary to us!!!

I have one word: woot!

J.L. Campbell said...

Alex, this is a wonderful initiative that will be helpful to many. Happy Anniversary!

Elsie Amata said...

This book is going to rock. I can't wait to see it. Happy Anniversary to all of us, I can't believe how fast it flew by.

Elsie
co-host IWSG

♡♥♡♥

Bob R Milne said...

What an awesome idea - proud to have been a part of the IWSG for so long!

Michelle Athy said...

Can't wait to see the book and what everyone else wrote. It's going to be awesome.

Debra McKellan said...

Happy Anniversary, website! :D

Carolyn Brown said...

Looking forward to gaining a few insights when the book is published.

Congrats and thanks for all the hard work you guys do!

Nicki Elson said...

Happy anniversary! This promises to be a must-read book for all of us. :)

Dean K Miller said...

happy anniversary IWSG. What a monumental achievement and the future looks bright!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Reminds me of just how dar-gone special we are! Thanks for having such an incredible brain, Captain!

Chrys Fey said...

I am really excited for this eBook and all of the entries I've read so far are excellent! :D

Susanne Drazic said...

Happy Anniversary to IWSG!

Christine Rains said...

Happy anniversary! Cheers to you all. I adore this group. :)

Fundy Blue said...

Happy Anniversary to the IWSG! That's us! Wow! And a humongous thank you to Alex Cavanaugh for creating the IWSG!

Michael Di Gesu said...

This anthology is going to be AMAZING. SO looking forward to reading everyone's submissions.

Pat Hatt said...

Awesome idea indeed and all sent the 1st day haha nice to have ocd.

Empty Nest Insider said...

Happy Anniversary! This anthology will undoubtedly be of great use to writers!

Julie

Birgit said...

Happy Anniversary! This book will be such a great help to writers-wonderful and thoughtful idea

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Happy anniversary, IWSG!

Patricia Lynne said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm looking forward to this book.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

I'm looking forward to all the great articles in the book.

Happy anniversary.

Sher A. Hart said...

Wow. First I forgot to mention Calibre in my post, so I went back and updated it. Then I realized I forgot to add this book cover. Updated again. Might as well make it 3. What else did I forget in my Countdown to launch? Please tell me so I can stop worrying and enjoy reading the other entries.

Beverly Fox said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!

Juneta Key said...

Yes, Happy Anniversary

Juneta at Writer's Gambit

Anna Nordeman said...

Happy Anniversary!
Anna

cleemckenzie said...

Glad to join this great group of writers.

Helena Philomena Liebekraft said...

Apologies from Team Netherworld for the late hour of this month's post.
http://dothedead.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/insecure-writers-bidness-october-2014-decisions-decisions/

Karen Jones Gowen said...

First of all, a huge congratulations to you and your team for 3 successful years of the Insecure Writer's group. I always enjoy reading these 1st Wednesday posts on people's blogs more than any other, I think.

P V Ariel said...

Hey Alex,
I posted a comment the other day but now its not showing !!!
hey what happened to my comment?
Any way here comes my repeated Greetings on this happy occasion
Happy Anniversary
Have a great time ahead
~ Philip

Michelle Wallace said...

Happy Anniversary to us all! *cue music and singing*