Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Insecure Writer's Support Group

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 and 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 today are:
Tonja Drecker, Diane Burton, MJ Fifield, and Rebecca Douglass!

Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say. 

Remember, the question is optional!

November Question - Win or not, do you usually finish your NaNo project? Have any of them gone on to be published?
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  A reminder that there are loads of opportunities for you to take advantage of, such as our Facebook Group (to build connections and get advice) and our monthly newsletter which features a member article in each issue.

On IWSG Day, we pin a badge to the group where members can share links to their IWSG posts and get more visits. Who wouldn't want to benefit from that?
 Need advice? Have a question? Seeking a critique partner? Feel free to use our Facebook group!

We only ask that you DO NOT post PROMO to the main wall. We have a Friday News & Promo badge for members to share a promo from the week. 

 Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG
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The IWSG Book Club will be reading The Time Traveler's Wife for October to December...
Why we're reading this?
This book received the most votes for a book that demonstrates a good use of structure.

The Insecure Writer's Support Group (Book Club) is for writers to read/learn about the writing craft. We will swap back and forth between writing books and fiction books that demonstrate how to do certain aspects of storytelling.You can join any book discussion, even if you don’t read the book.
Join us and participate when you can. 
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A reminder that The Insecure Writer's Support Group Writing For Profit anthology can be downloaded for free! From writing to publishing to marketing, the group members provide tips on making money as a writer. This guide represents the spirit of the IWSG - to encourage and support writers everywhere! It is our hope that this book will benefit you as a writer, no matter where you are in the journey.

EBook ISBN 9781939844453 FREE
Find it at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo
 Have you signed up for NaNoWriMo? Are you part of our facebook group? Will you be joining our book club?
                                   Happy IWSG Day!


nashvillecats2 said...

A most interesting post to read, full of tips for writers who I'm sure will find helpful. A good site Alex created way back and thanks to the many helpers along the way.


Julie Flanders said...

Even though I knew about all of these options, it's still so impressive to see them all listed together. Amazing what you all have put together for this community. You rock! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

We certainly have a lot going on!

Pat Hatt said...

Sure much to delve into indeed.

Karen Baldwin said...

Hmm? Didn't see. Are you doing NaNo? Have you ever?

Christine Rains said...

Lots of great stuff!

Juneta key said...

I am doing NaNo. Happy IWSG Day.
Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

L. Diane Wolfe said...

We have a lot of options for writers to connect and learn.

J.L. Campbell said...

Thanks, Michelle, I'm looking forward to reading The Time Traveller's Wife.

cleemckenzie said...

I read the book, but now I have to remember what I liked or didn't like about it. Guess I should have taken notes. :-)

Fundy Blue said...

Facebook Member: Check
IWSG Book Club: Check
Profit Anthology: Check
Whew! LOL

NaNoWriMo: No way!
Have a good one, Michelle!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Michelle - great to see an overview here ... I think I flunk out of it all - yet I enjoy being here and being part of the community ... it spurs me on ... and I'll need to check out the Time Traveller's Wife - cheers Hilary

Lux G. said...

I've only seen the movie but I'm sure it's different from the books.

H.R. Bennett said...

Hahaha! Once a year I tell myself I'm going to DO NaNoWriMo and once a year I realize days in that I'm working on seventeen different projects already (at least two being writing) and realize that the goal of writing an entire book ASIDE from that is too masochistic even for me.

Deniz Bevan said...

Oh, that's a good reminder, I haven't joined the book club yet!