Wednesday, February 3, 2016

#IWSG Insecure Writer's Support Group




Join Alex J. Cavanaugh and a multitude of writer's in this monthly hop to help support one another!


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!


Alex's awesome co-hosts for the February 3 posting of the IWSG will be Allison Gammons,Tamara Narayan, Eva E. Solar, Rachel Pattison, and Ann V. Friend! 

I've been too busy in my personal life to even think about my writing insecurities this month. I guess that's a good thing. I just hope my writing insecurities don't attack me all at once.

But I would like to encourage aspiring authors today. Read. Read. And Read some more. Not only in the genre you plan on writing. I acquire inspiration from all kinds of books. Remember to keep it simple. Write what you love. Don't fall into what's popular at the moment because reading trends revolve faster than a boomerang. 




If you're at the query stages, put on a suit of armor. And PERSEVERE. This saying always struck me, and I'd sometimes think ~ Yeah, right. But it's so true:

It only takes one Yes!!

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    1. Reading is the best way to hone your writing!!!

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  2. Amen - one yes is all it takes. Great advice all the way around.

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  3. All of these are so true. Love the pictures that go with the ideas.

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  4. Perfect advice! It's true about persevering when querying. After querying about 50 agents, I decided not to give up until I'd queried every single one I could find - and after writing over 100 letters, I got an offer! Yes, it only takes one "yes" so ignore the "no's." :)

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  5. I love reading. Last year I didn't do as much as I hoped but this year I'm tackling books I own. Read on!

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  6. Reading is so important. Great advice.

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  7. Excellent advice! Reading rocks and we all need that extra push to get up the hill! :)

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    1. Thank you Tyrean. We all need a little help.

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  8. It's sometimes hard to make time for a lot of reading when you're a writer, but you're so right -- it's important.

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  9. I am a voracious reader. I always say--The reason I love to write is to try to recreate for myself the JOY that reading fictions gives me. I also say you ain't real writer till you been rejected. That may not be totally true, but its reassuring lol. Writer's Cred in shoe box full of rejections. I think I read that story from an author I follow--don't remember who though. Anyway, Happy Belated IWSG Day
    Juneta Writer's Gambit

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  10. Thanks for the positive thoughts! Love that third image/quote.

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  11. I read to relax and de-stress so that will never stop.

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  12. Reading (and enjoying fiction in general) helps me think about what I want to do with my own stories. Speaking of which, I still have that pile of unread books on the shelf.

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