Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The Insecure Writer's Support Day and Updates

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 February 6 posting of the IWSG are Raimey Gallant, Natalie Aguirre, CV Grehan, and Michelle Wallace!

Today’s optional question: Besides writing what other creative outlets do you have?

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The next IWSG anthology, Masquerade: Oddly Suited, (YA romance) will be released on April 30, 2019.

The authors are looking for blog tour hosts. If you can host a day and help spread the word about the anthology, sign up through Google Docs.

You can also pre-order either print or eBook: Barnes & Noble / Amazon / Dancing Lemur Press LLC
Print ISBN 9781939844644 $14.95
EBook ISBN 9781939844651 $4.99

Plus show your support and add Masquerade on Goodreads.

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This month’s WEP Challenge is 28 Days.

This prompt came up as a contest winner generated by the IWSG gang – we chose the winner from a whole bunch of creative ideas! Congratulations to long-time WEP participant, Toinette Thomas.

Incorporate 28 days in your entry. It can be the time limit for a task or a challenge. The quantum of growth, a journey, a change, and/or healing that happens in 28 days. Come in with a werewolf entry. Or don’t. Tell us about some other moon phase-based folklore instead. Fashion an epistolary flash as a series of 28 diary entries or postcards. Mainstream, fantasy, romance, travel – all wide open. A lot of things can happen in 28 days!

Sign up and post your entry on February 20.

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The IWSG Goodreads Book Club is changing things up!

5 Discussion Questions: We will pose 5 questions that you can answer about the book we’ve read as a group. You can answer one question or all five. It’s up to you.

Discussion Day Poll: Every discussion day, there will also be a poll that all members will get invited to answer. This is a great option to participate that is fast and simple.

Quiz: You can also help us create a Goodreads quiz for the book we’ve read.

Giveaways: Every Discussion Day, book club members will get a Goodreads message that will include the chance for members to enter a free Rafflecopter giveaway.

Freebies: When we announce the next reading selection, another Goodreads message will go out that’ll include a downloadable freebie, which could be anything.

Other Polls: We will also invite members to answer writing or reading related polls during our “down” months. One poll will be related to the book in some way.

We read a new book every other month, alternating between craft books and fictional books that demonstrate an aspect of writing. Members vote on our fictional books.

Join Here: IWSG Goodreads Book Club
Our February/March 2019 book is…
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
This book was voted on by our members as a good example of setting.
Discussion Day will be March 20th.

What other creative outlets do you enjoy?


Pat Hatt said...

Sure lots to join and do!

nashvillecats2 said...

Much going on Diane. No need to feel bored in the winter months.
Thanks for sharing.


Anstice Brown said...

Thanks for sharing a link to the tour sign-up form. I really hope you get lots of bloggers involved as we've got some fun ideas for guest posts.

I might have a go at the WEP challenge-I like the sound of the theme.

My main creative outlets (besides writing) are arts, crafts and photography.

L.G. Keltner said...

There's certainly a lot going on right now! Hopefully a lot of people want to sign up for the blog tour. It should be fun! I'm also looking forward to this month's WEP Challenge. This prompt has a lot of possibilities!

Natalie Aguirre said...

I like the changes to the book club. I'll try to get more involved in it.

Debra Renée Byrd said...

I need to catch up on the IWSG books.

Christine Rains said...

So much great stuff going on! :)

cleemckenzie said...

I'm just starting to read the blogs this month, but what a variety of talents I've discovered so far. Great group.

Thanks for all of the updates on what's happening at IWSG. So much and so interesting.

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks for adding the book club info!

So much happening. Woot!

Nancy Gideon said...

I should join IWSG Book Club. I tend to read in my genre and it's when you expand outside your box that you find new ideas and inspiration. (Putting it on my To Do list).

Jen said...

There really is a whole lot going on! Congratulations on the new anthology. I've been gone for too long...

The Goodreads book club sounds like fun. I'll check it out!

Ornery Owl of Naughty Netherworld Press and Readers Roost said...

I'm participating in the WEP challenge. I did so last October, but I wasn't quite sure what I was doing. I think I have it right this time!

Gina Gao said...

The IWSG book club sounds fun!

Juneta key said...

Lots to do. Great post. Thank you.

Lisa said...

Pre-ordered! Looking forward to reading the new anthology. Do you know by any chance if there were any comments (for the authors) on the stories that didn't make it in?

Cathrina Constantine said...

Congrats to the new Anthology!!!

Lynda Dietz said...

There's always so much going on with the IWSG! I love this group. Thank you to all who keep it running smoothly.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Diane - as the others have said ... always something happening your end of the world. I gave up with the 28 Days prompt ... so that's that: I await Jewel Box in May - that seems easier! Cheers Hilary