Wednesday, October 7, 2020

IWSG October 2020

Hello world! 

It's Insecure Writer's Support Group Blog Hop Day, October 2020!

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time - and return comments. This group is all about connecting! Be sure to link to this page and display the badge in your post. And please be sure your avatar links back to your blog! Otherwise, when you leave a comment, people can't find you to comment back.

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG

Hosted by our founder and Captain: Alex J. Cavanaugh

Co-Hosts this month:

OPTIONAL QUESTION: When you think of the term working writer, what does that look like to you? What do you think it is supposed to look like? Do you see yourself as a working writer or aspiring or hobbyist, and if latter two, what does that look like?

Join our Reading Community with the Goodreads IWSG Book Club!

For October/November, we will be reading Animal Farm by George Orwell to study symbolism.
Discussions will take place in November.

Mark your calendars for the next #IWSGPit Twitter Pitch Event!

The next #IWSGPit will be in January 20, 2021
8:00 am - 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

Create a Twitter-length pitch for your completed and polished manuscript and leave room for genre, age, and the hashtag. On January 20, 2021, Tweet your pitch. If your pitch receives a favorite/heart from a publisher/agent check their submission guidelines and send your requested query.

Many writers have seen their books published from a Twitter pitch - it’s a quick and easy way to put your manuscript in front of publishers and agents.


Writers may send out 1 Twitter pitch every hour per manuscript.

Publishers/Agents will favorite/heart pitches they are interested in. Publishers can either Tweet basic submission guidelines or direct writers to their submission guidelines. (Writers, please do not favorite/heart pitches.)

No images allowed in pitches.

Pitches must include GENRE/AGE and the hashtag #IWSGPit.

#C - children’s
#MG - middle grade
#YA - young adult
#NA - new adult
#A - adult
#AD - adventure
#CF - Christian fiction
#CO - contemporary
#F - fantasy
#GNC - graphic novels/comics
#H - horror
#HI - historical
#LF - literary fiction
#MCT - mystery/crime/thriller
#ME - memoir
#NF - non-fiction
#PB - picture book
#PN - paranormal
#R - romance
#SF - sci-fi
#WF - women's fiction
#UF - urban fantasy
#S - suspense


Liza said...

I think a working writer is someone who is working AT their writing.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I agree with Liza's definition.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Yes, the word "working" definitely sets the tone. Happy IWSG Day. I'm not participating today, so that leaves me more time to visit everyone.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lots of good stuff happening!

Emma L Gill said...

Exciting! Happy IWSG Day :)

Rajani singh said...

Fabulous post

Rajani singh said...

Please read my post

cleemckenzie said...

I'm. enjoying reading all of the answers to this question of the month. Very interesting.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'm looking forward to the Twitter pitch.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Love Liza's definition!

nashvillecats2 said...

Loved reading the post albeit a day latge.


Pat Hatt said...

Good things sure a happening.

Computer Tutor said...

Good definitions. I'm glad it's not tied to money.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tyrean - I'll be doing the WEP ... and the various posts ... keeps me occupied and away from the worries. Take care - Hilary