Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The Insecure Writer's Support Group and What We Offer Writers

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.

Today’s co-hosts are Murees Dupe, Alexia Chamberlynn, Chemist Ken, and Heather Gardner!

If you’re new to the group or site, here are some of the things we offer:

We are now on Twitter - catch us at @TheIWSG

We have a monthly newsletter that features articles, writing links, and the month’s featured IWSG member. You can sign up HERE and received a free gift.
One of those articles is by an IWSG member - this is where you get to contribute. Here are the details:
Topic Ideas: your number one writing, publishing or marketing tip; a motivational pep talk or inspirational story; a snippet about something you used to be insecure about but overcame or an aha moment you had about writing/publishing.
Length: 200 words or less
How to Submit: Send a DOC attachment to Chrys Fey at ChrysFey(at)yahoo(dot)com Put “Member Article” in the Subject Line.

We have a very supportive group on Facebook with 3200 members. We have special feature days M-W-F, and this month, we are introducing some fun new things on Wednesdays.

Also on Facebook is the IWSG Critique Group for those seeking critique partners.

We offer all writers a free ebook, The Insecure Writer’s Support Group’s Guide to Publishing and Beyond. It offers tips from our members on everything from writing to publishing to promoting.

We have an anthology contest each fall where members can submit stories for a royalty-paying anthology. Released last month, Parallels: Felix Was Here was the first one. Keep watching the site for details concerning this year’s contest and a chance to cast your vote for the genre.

Plus, we even have our own t-shirt.

If you’re a writer looking for resources and support, you’ve come to the right place.


Pat Hatt said...

A great place to be indeed!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Seeing it all listed, I'm stunned how much it's grown.

Diane Burton said...

I am so happy to be part of this group. The camaraderie and support for each other are fantastic.

Chrys Fey said...

The IWSG is awesome. It has so much to offer writers.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Thank you, Chrys, for taking on the responsibility of creating our newsletter. You are doing an awesome job and it is very appreciated.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Just wore my Tee shirt yesterday. I might need to order another one. There sure is a lot going on and I happened to mention it in my post today too.

Jen said...

And we are all eternally grateful for ALL you guys do for us :) Thanks for letting us know you accept reader submissions! And I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for news on the next anthology!


klahanie said...

Hey Diane,

Ah yes, there are so many ways to get involved with "IWSG" aka "I Was Seeking Gary." I may of mentioned I'm delusional.

Of course, being such a good guy, I shall take the liberty of sharing this post.

All the best,


cleemckenzie said...

I always breath a sigh of relief when the first Wed comes around. I get to share Insecurity and lighten the load!

Christine Rains said...

Definitely a fantastic group! :)

Juneta key said...

Wonderful community. Amazing group of people. I love IWSG.
Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

Erika Beebe said...

Love it! Makes me feel like I am not alone :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Diane - it is a wonderful group - and all helpful ideas that emanate from group members ... and lots of different places to be found ...

Cheers Hilary

H.R. Bennett said...

It's true. Always a fantastic place for help. I really should use it more often. haha

Michelle Wallace said...

The IWSG has grown! Yay!