Wednesday, March 1, 2023

It's That Time Again!! IWSG Posting Day

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.

The awesome co-hosts for the March 1 posting of the IWSG are Diedre Knight, Tonya Drecker, Bish Denham, Olga Godim, and JQ Rose!

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!

March 1 question - Have you ever read a line in novel or a clever plot twist that caused you to have author envy?
All the time! Too often to count. But behind that envy is respect that humbles me. It shames me for all the times I have torn through a manuscript with more concern for hitting a deadline than making a story as good as I can make it. Not to say that I could ever match one of those greats, but it inspires they inspire me to try. 


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Then be inspired to try!

jabblog said...

Isn't it always the case that we feel we could have done better, or is that just me?

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Jabblog, I always feel like I could have done better. Always!
Alex, A little bit inspiring. A little bit like watching an Olympian and feeling like a couch potato.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I think we always feel we could have done better, even if we achieved the fantasy of hitting the New York bestseller list.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Elizabeth - we keep writing, even it's just a blog post ... it gives others ideas - even if we, as we 'publish', think this isn't very good - I've done that way too often to then find commenters say this is your best one yet - it's all subjective isn't it ... until the pure art of professional publication comes into play.

IWSG keeps encouraging everyone - that's the main thing - cheers Hilary

Diane Burton said...

Yes! Good writing should spur us on to write better.