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
Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
Guidelines and rules:
Word count: 4500-6000
Genre: Science Fiction
Theme: Dark Matter
Submissions accepted: May 6 - September 2, 2020
How to enter: Send your polished, formatted (double-spaced, no footers or headers), previously unpublished story to admin @ insecurewriterssupportgroup.
Alex's awesome co-hosts are PJ Colando, J Lenni Dorner, Deniz Bevan, Kim Lajevardi, Natalie Aguirre, and Louise - Fundy Blue!
September 2 question - If you could choose one author, living or dead, to be your beta partner, who would it be and why?
This is a difficult question because I've worked with a few awesome beta partners. For example, Nana Prah, Chrys Fey, Catherine Stoval, and more...I can't choose a living or dead author because in my weird mind, I'd like to get to know the person. (Besides, there are too many famous authors, and I can't choose just one...LOL)
I feel there needs to be a connection with your beta. There has to be complete transparency and honesty when it comes to critiquing my writing or their writing. Sometimes the critiquing comments can be harsh, which can make me feel like a terrible writer. I've learned to roll with the punches, but come away with bruises. I can only believe even authors that have made the New York Times Best Selling Lists have also struggled.
Time and time again, I've said this, and I've heard this repeated by many authors: "Writer's need a suit of armor."