Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Insecure Writer's Support Group - Big Event Coming!

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 Nancy Gideon, Bob R Milne, Doreen McGettigan, Chrys Fey, Bish Denham, and Pat Garcia!

The admins here have been working on a major project that will be a great opportunity for our members! This promises to be even more awesome than The IWSG Guide to Publishing and Beyond book we put together last fall. (Which is free to download!)  If it turns out really epic, we may make it a yearly event.

Check back on September 2 for the big announcement.

Don’t forget that the Insecure Writer’s Support Group has its own t-shirt! Designed by the very talented Jeremy Hawkins, it’s available at the NeatOShop.

We also have a IWSG group on Facebook, so check it out and join today.

And if you missed it, Lynda had an excellent piece on Monday, Why Watching Movies Shouldn’t Replace Reading


Any struggles or triumphs you’d like to share with us today? Want to guess what we have planned for next month?

38 comments:

dolorah said...

Sept 2 is a long time to wait for a surprise.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi everyone - isn't Alex being amazing at driving us all forward?

Looking forward to see the creative ideas from your Admin group .. cheers Hilary

damyantiwrites said...

Sounds exciting, Alex! And finally, after months of absence due to all kinds of things, I'm back posting for IWSG :)

Lan said...

Yay can't wait for the announcement! Had so much fun providing a submission for the guide of publishing and beyond!

Christine Rains said...

That's awesome news! Can't wait to hear about it.

Melodie Campbell said...

Good morning Alex! Once again, I want to thank you for creating this group. I'm sending a lot of people here (college writing students). It's super to find a 'safe' and kind place like this.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I need to post a photo of me in my IWSG t-shirt.

Dean K Miller said...

Something new to look forward too....? Awesomeness! Love my T-shirt and wear it on the best Wednesday of every month.

Doreen McGettigan said...

We have to wait a whole month? At least it is something to look forward to because of course whatever it is it will be fabulous!

Pat Hatt said...

making everyone wait a whole month? How rude lol

Yolanda Renee said...

Now I wish i'd been late, by a month. I hate waiting, have no patience at all! LOL
Good one Alex!

Julie Flanders said...

I don't want to wait until September to learn what it is LOL. Not fair, Alex! :D

Deborah Hawkins said...

Tease!

Dr. Theda said...

The "Comments" on this topic should make for a good read...
...Looking Forward to this one, good Sir...

Dr. Theda said...

The "headline" said about "Fear"....
... studied years of Psychology (especially "Phobias")

Nadine_Feldman said...

Oh, man, I got all excited, and now I have to wait a month? Boo hiss! Ah, well, it's nice to have something to look forward to!

Joanne said...

hmm. a teaser......almost as good as the Zoolander II preview. Anyway - good post. And I'm a fan of reading and movies. I do believe you have to have the right mix as a writer. And I mix genres too. Anything to help word flow.

S.K. Anthony said...

What a tease!!! Waiting a whole month. Great. You know us writers, we're curios by nature, this isn't helping. lol Can't wait to find out!

Madilyn Quinn said...

That's way too long to wait!! No idea!

Melissa said...

I can't wait for September. :)

Karen Lange said...

Looking forward to the surprise!

Michelle Wallace said...

Alex, your announcement sure got everybody's attention.
Happy IWSG Day!

P V Ariel said...

Hi Alex, lot of things are happening here, I really missed it all. Happy to be here again. Wis you all the best for all the upcoming events.
Have a great day
~ Philip

P V Ariel said...

Hi Alex, lot of things are happening here, I really missed it all. Happy to be here again. Wis you all the best for all the upcoming events.
Have a great day
~ Philip

P V Ariel said...

Hi Alex, lot of things are happening here, I really missed it all. Happy to be here again. Wis you all the best for all the upcoming events.
Have a great day
~ Philip

Juneta Key said...

*Snickers* Definitely makes us curious, especially since writer's are just naturally nosy. Can't wait to learn what's going on.
Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

cleemckenzie said...

Aw! Come on. I hate suspense.

Read Lynda's piece and agreed. You can't have the same experience with film as you have with the written word.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Not nice, Alex....

YOU BAD! LOL...

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I love a good tease.

I know what Alex is talking about! I know and you don't!!! Nah, nah, nah!

Lynda R Young said...

I'm really excited about this big event.

And thanks, Alex, for the pointer to my post.

Crystal Collier said...

Oooh! The suspense.

Robyn Campbell said...

Big event?? Wha? Hmm. That's almost a month away. *sigh* Captain! How about a smattering of a hint??

I can't wait to order my shirt.

SittieCates said...

Looking forward to learning more about that special project, Alex. :-) I hope to be back soon on the blogosphere and see what's it all about.

And the T-shirt for IWSG? I want one! LOL!

Denise Covey said...

Well aren't you mob harsh to tease us like this! Roll on Sept 2!

Jeffrey Scott said...

I signed up and looking forward to supporting others as well as receiving support. Sorry I was to late for this months session.
If there are tips or suggestions I should be aware of, feel free to direct me to the correct correction. I already added my info to the linky.

Sher A. Hart said...

Yea for big announcements! I can do with some good news. Actually, because of Ken's post I checked my number on the list and found I made it back under 100, so that's a start.

Heather McCubbin said...

Oh, on pins and needles! I am guessing, maybe, possibly, a convention for IWSG of some sort? I'd go...that'd be fun and informative!

Sharon Marie Himsl said...

I'm looking forward to the big surprise. Sounds good!