Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Insecure Writer's Support Group Day and Upcoming Events

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 April 4 posting of the IWSG are Olga Godim, Chemist Ken, Renee Scattergood, and Tamara Narayan!

April 4 question - When your writing life is a bit cloudy or filled with rain, what do you do to dig down and keep on writing?


Upcoming events:

Are you following TheIWSG on Instagram? Here are the prompts for April:

There’s a Self-Publishing Conference coming up on April 14 and it’s free to register for it.



The IWSG anthology, Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime, comes out on May 1. Click on the link to go to the book’s page – pre-orders are open.



The IWSG Goodreads Group will be discussing Save the Cat: The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need by Blake Snyder on May 23.

The next IWSG Twitter pitch event, #IWSGPit, is July 19! See that page for details. Some great success stories have come from the first two – it could be you.





Please welcome Shannon Lawrence to the IWSG Admin team!
Shannon will be heading up our newsletter.






We need co-hosts for the coming months! If you can co-host on May 2, June 6, July 3, or August 1, please leave a comment below or send us an email. It takes at least four co-hosts each month to keep up with everyone. Thanks!


What do you do to keep writing? What events are you looking forward to?

13 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Sure some great things coming up indeed.

Jen Chandler said...

Good morning! Wow! There's a lot going on. Welcome, Shannon, to the admin team :) It's kind of hard to believe the next Twitter pitch is coming up. I might actually be able to participate in this one.

When I have to dig deep to write, I find the play lists I make for my stories a real driving force. I have two play lists right now that I flip flop between, depending on which story I'm working on. The music helps me re-enter the world of the story and helps me conjure up the sights, smells, characters, and events that make the story world believable.

Happy IWSG Day!

Jen

Sally Bend said...

Good morning, all! Happy IWSG day. :)

Christine Rains said...

Lots of great stuff going on. Welcome to Shannon! She'll do an excellent job. :)

Juneta Key said...

I can host any of those days you need. Lots of fun events coming up. https://www.junetakey.com/

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Welcome, Shannon!

cleemckenzie said...

It seems IWSG is kicking off spring with all kinds of exciting adventures. I'm looking forward to that conference, and to working with Shannon!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I wish I could have my new fantasy novel ready for the July twitter pitch but it's not there yet.

Sandra Hoover said...

Not ready for the twitter pitch this time...but very hopeful for the next one! I'm excited about all the great upcoming events! And I'll be happy to co-host Aug. 1. Thanks for everything being done for the writing community!

Lisa said...

Hey, I can co-host on August 1, if that helps? Love the daffodil with prompts...

L.G. Keltner said...

Welcome Shannon! I can co-host on June 6th!

Erika Beebe said...

Welcome Shannon :) I can cohost in August :)

Fundy Blue said...

Hi, Alex! Sometimes I feel so out of it. I haven't gotten into Instagram or Twitter. But preordering Tick Tock is something I can handle ~ LOL I can co-host on May 2. The later dates are likely days I can't ~ my future is so up in the air. Good thing I'm getting used to the feeling. Take care!