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Our awesome co-hosts for today are: JH Moncrieff, Madeline Mora-Summonte, Jen Chandler, Megan Morgan, and Heather Gardner!
Our Twitter is @TheIWSG and hashtag #IWSG
Optional June 7th Question: Did you ever say “I quit”? If so, what happened to make you come back to writing?
Submission Period Now Open to Our Members!
This will be a non-fiction book like our Guide to Publishing and Beyond.
What to write: Share experiences about making a profit as an author, what it takes to become a successful writer, the many skills a writer needs to learn other than writing, share the experience going from hobby writer to published author (without making it a self-promotion piece), the fallacies behind writing for profit, the little known facts learned along the way, what you wished you knew when you first started writing, or marketing tips based on experience of what has worked and what hasn't.
If you gave any questions, email us at admin AT insecurewriterssupportgroup.com
Word limit: 500-1000 words.
Submission eligibility: All members of the IWSG Blog Hop, IWSG Facebook group and/or members of our IWSG Goodreads Book Club. It's free to join any of these groups and a great benefit to be a part of these communities.
Deadline: July 31, 2017
Send your piece to admin AT insecurewriterssupportgroup.com as an attached Word document and note which IWSG group you belong to. Please include your name, a one line bio, and one website link.
***The BEST 100 articles will be included in the book!***
BOOK CLUB: The IWSG Book Club will be reading for June/July....
This book will demonstrate characterization, which was voted #1 by our members for what they want to learn how to do better. Even if you've read this book before, reread it with fresh eyes.
Whether you read a book is up to you.
Whether you join the book discussion is up to you.
Though we do hope for both. ;)
And you can join any book discussion, even if you don’t read the book.
Our book club is not a strict one.
Join us and participate when you can.
Join us and participate when you can.
Optional July 5th Question: What is one valuable lesson you've learned since you started writing?
QUESTIONS: Have you ever said "I quit"? Do you make a profit writing? Will you read The Secret Garden (or re-read it with fresh eye), paying attention to characterization?
Oh awesome another anthology! Def looking forward to this one. Wish I could contribute but haven't actually made any money from the one book I've published! LOL
Sounds like another successful anthology in the making.
Loving this anthology idea!
Everyone contribute to this anthology!
Sounds like a great anthology. My writing is like ghost writing for websites or I'd consider contributing.
Thank you very much for sharing good information about the book club that I would like to join. I will for sure, read the one that you suggested.
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There are going to be some great submissions.
This one should be full of great tips indeed. Profit though? What's that again? haha
How fantastic! IWSG is full of great writers to share their experiences.
Awesome! Although, I have to admit, I got the last one we did and I have yet to read it. ^^;;
@Albert, yes, please join. We'd love to have you there.
@Patricia, that's okay. You can check out and contribute to the discussions even when we are reading another book. :)
I just finished The Secret Garden. It was interesting to re-read this book after so many years. I look forward to the discussion on Goodreads.
Hi Chrys - looks like a good way for me to get into GoodReads by joining the IWSG book club ... and the next anthology ... looking forward to seeing what's in it ... cheers Hilary
Writing for money is not something I ever wanted to do, but I've been told that I write very well. I don't think that's true. When I was working I wrote thousands upon thousands of report of incidents. That's where I excelled. The who, what, where and when sort of thing.
Have a fabulous day. ☺
This sounds like a fantastic anthology! Best of luck to everyone who enters :) I LOVED "The Secret Garden"; there was a movie version that came out when I was little and we watched it over and over again. When I finally read it a few years ago, I fell in love with the story all over again.
@Jen, I grew up watching the version with Maggie Smith almost every day. lol It was my favorite movie.
Awesome opportunity, but I think I'll wait for the fictional entry. Just more in tune with my comfort zone and capabilities. :)
Yeah on the anthology. Looking forward to reading it.
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Great idea for the anthology and I love the selection for the next book club read.
I love The Secret Garden and its cover.
Quitting is not acceptable.
=) Be well, Chrys.
I won't be reading The Secret Garden, but I do hope to finish reading Chapter after Chapter this month and/or the next! I sure wish I had (or could commit) more time to read(ing)! It is an exciting time for the IWSG!
OH! One of my favorite books. :-)
This anthology sounds fabulous and I look forward to reading it. I keep meaning to join IWSG but I'm too insecure. (I know. I'm hilarious. No, really. I will join up. I need a Time-Turner.) Cheers!
I'm excited about the new anthology opportunity and the book club book.
I'm back on the list for the IWSG - I fell down on the job a few months' in a row. I will reread the Secret Garden because characterization is something I can always improve on. Just saw the movie "Michael" by Nora Ephron and she does a wonderful job of creating unique characters. I would recommend folks watch that movie (again) to help with fleshing out likeable characters! Happy to be back! http://www.dianeweidenbenner.com/iwsg-how-to-find-blogging-topics/
@Diane, glad you're back. It's been many years since I've watched the movie Michael.
There's quite a buzz around the anthology idea...
I need to read The Secret Garden.
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