Wednesday, October 5, 2022

#IWSG Day - October 2022


Insecure Writer’s Support Group—A database resource site and support group for writers and authors. Featuring weekly guests and tips, a monthly blogfest gathering, a Facebook group, a book club, and thousands of links–all to benefit writers! #IWSG

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 help 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!  
Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.

The awesome co-hosts for the October 05th posting are:  Tonja Drecker, Victoria Marie Lees, Mary Aalgaard, and Sandra Cox!

                      Don’t forget to visit them and thank them for co-hosting!

 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! 

October Question: What do you consider the best characteristics of your favorite genre? If you want to read a variety of different responses, then hop around to the different blogs. 

The IWSG Goodreads Book Club selection is as follows:

The group also has a new feature: In-Person Writing Groups!

Applicants pay a $5.00 one-time fee to use the IWSG logo. For more info go HERE.

We are continuing to work on and add some of the benefits and bonuses for groups. Join us!

The next IWSG Twitter Pitch will be January 25, 2023!

Check out details on our #IWSGPit page.

There have been so many success stories over the years – your manuscript might be next. Start polishing those stories and pitches now.

What do you consider the best characteristics of your favorite genre?
Do you have a manuscript that needs to be polished for the upcoming Twitter pitch?
Are you preparing for NaNowriMo which is three weeks away? 


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Some great stuff going on!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Yes, you're right, Alex.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Very exciting times here at IWSG. I'm grateful to add that I'm celebrating my 10th IWSG anniversary. Ten years sped past!

Damyanti Biswas said...

Wow, it's been 10 years. This is surreal :D

Leigh Caron said...

I'm excited for the Sequin, TX IWSG group. I don't live in Texas but my daughter lives just 35 miles away. I'll be visiting during the holidays. I'd love to stop by for a meeting.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Michelle - lots happening in IWSG ... good for you for being a host and part of the ongoing set up for the IWSG ... All the best for you and your authorly aspirations ... cheers Hilary

Victoria Marie Lees said...

Wow! All this exciting news here at IWSG. I am truly thankful to be a member. All best to you! Thanks for a great post, Michelle!