Wednesday, June 5, 2024

@TheIWSG #IWSG #WritingCommunity #WritersSupportGroup #WritersLife




Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.
 

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.

June 5 question - In this constantly evolving industry, what kind of offering/service do you think the IWSG should consider offering to members?  

Beta readers and editorial services would be excellent. Of course, compensation for services rendered is a must. When I've completed drafting and self-editing, I'm always searching for an editor to polish up my tangled mess of a manuscript. 








Wednesday, May 1, 2024

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Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.
 

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.

May 1 question - How do you deal with distractions when you are writing? Do they derail you?

I get distracted by everything. I can only write when nobody is home. I can't listen to music either. I need complete quiet with my dog laying next to me on the couch. LOL. 🐶 My backyard gives out to woody fields, and I get distracted by every animal that meanders by. Deer. Turkeys. Foxes. Squirrels. Even birds that land on the bird feeder. With that said, I don't deal well with distractions. 

If I get into a good writing zone, then I get lost in the story. When I come out of the zone, I feel like I was in another world. 

How about you? How do you deal with distractions?








Wednesday, April 3, 2024

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Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.
 

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. 

April 3 question - How long have you been blogging? (Or on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram?) What do you like about it and how has it changed? 

When I signed my first contract with my publisher, it was highly recommended I acquire a social media presence. And @15 years later I realized I'm still a social media introvert. LOL! Years ago, blogging and blog hops were the thing. Maybe it's just me, but I'm lucky to blog and blog hop once a month with the IWSG. It's all about putting time into it, when there doesn't ever seem to be enough hours in a day...

BTW: I am happy and relieved to have finally, finally finished my first draft of book #13. A year in the making...


 













Wednesday, March 6, 2024

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Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.
 
Alex's awesome co-hosts are Kristina Kelly, Miffie Seideman, Jean Davis, and Liza @ Middle Passages!

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 6th question: Have you "played" with AI to write those nasty synopses, or do you refuse to go that route? How do you feel about AI's impact on creative writing?

I have never "played" with AI. In fact, I never delved into or researched AI. But now that you mention those nasty synopses, maybe I should read what it's all about. LOL 😊
 

The next #IWSGPit will be in March 27, 2024,

10:00 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 Wednesday, March 27, 2024, Tweet your pitch using #IWSGPit. 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.

CLICK HERE FOR THE RULES AND HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

@TheIWSG #IWSG #WritersCommunity #WritersSupportGroup #WritersLife

 
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!

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Our Twitter is @TheIWSG and hashtag #IWSG.

Every month, we 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. 



February 7 question: What turns you off when visiting an author's website/blog? Lack of information? A drone of negativity? Little mention of author's books? Constant mention
 of books? 

I love my blogger friends. The blogs I visit each month have become special to me. It's rare when I come across negativity, and usually, it's understandable. I don't mind at all when author's books are mentioned, because authors have to market their wares. (I so dislike marketing) With that said, I admit that I don't have tons of time to blog hop. If I come upon someone's blog that has an extremely long post, I quickly skim it, and look for the meat in the words.

I hope everyone is having a good start to the New Year! 



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