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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 officiallyInsecure 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.
Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG
And we’re revving up IWSG Day to make it more fun and interactive! Every month, we'll announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day 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.
September 7 Question: How do you find the time to write in your busy day?
The awesome co-hosts for the September 7 posting of the IWSG will be C. Lee McKenzie, Rachel Pattison,Elizabeth Seckman, Stephanie Faris, Lori L MacLaughlin,and Elsie Amata!
We're also announcing the details of the annual IWSG Anthology Contest on September 7!
Tic-Tock Writer's Block
Wow, how does a writer find time to write? A tough question and therefore a good one! Sometimes I think writer's block is often a result of a too tightly wound writer's clock--the one that tic-tocks with loud and often disruptive staccato notes when forced to write if, when, where and how time in a busy, hectic schedule allows or demands.
Personally, I am incredibly busy and when you add ADHD to that, I have to add "pressure" or "obligation" or "deadline" to force myself to FOCUS on a writing project to completion, though I always have more than one project in the works in order to keep my restless right/left brain mind juggle satisfied.
To be more specific, I belong to Weekend Writing Warriors, an online weekly fb and Twitter group that posts 8-10 sentences of a WIP for feedback and comments every week. It 'forces' me to write at least that much in a current WIP, right? And, if you're in there writing a paragraph or so, then you might as well write....
I feel really guilty that I have missed two of those in the last couple of months, because I have been too overwhelmed with other writing obligations. But, that falls under the category of setting priorities and making professional decisions. For example, I had a publication deadline and I have a short story coming out in an October Horror Anthology, so edits had to take priority. I could have "posted" something, but I don't like to do that if I don't have time to read anyone else's work.
For those of you who like to write short stories, Tell-Tale Publishing (the Horror Anthology I have a story coming out with in October) is having its annual Halloween Horror Party and Scariest Story, Vincent Price Award, Contest in October. Get Ready! The winner will have their story in next year's anthology and get their story on the cover, like last year's winner, The Keeper's Secret....(see cover below) Our own Alex C. was a judge last year!
I blog there the 18th of each month!
Elizabeth Alsobrooks's books on Goodreads
Illuminati - The Book of Life
ratings: 12 (avg rating 4.33)
Illuminati: The Book of Life
ratings: 5 (avg rating 4.80)
The Keeper's Secret: Tell-Tale Publishing's Annual Horror Anthology
ratings: 2 (avg rating 5.00)
2016 NaNoWriMo Winner!
My Newest Release
An Amazon Bestseller!
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