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!
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!
Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.
Alex's awesome co-hosts are Louise - Fundy Blue , Jennifer Lane, Mary Aalgaard, Patsy Collins at Womagwriter, and Nancy Gideon!
February 3 question - Blogging is often more than just sharing stories. It’s often the start of special friendships and relationships. Have you made any friends through the blogosphere?
I can remember being so timid and uncertain because I was a total newbie to the world of writing and blogging. It took me months and months before I created my blog, and then months more before I joined this AWESOME group (IWSG) of Bloggers. During these past years I've made dozens and dozens of wonderful friends. Our friendships have carried over onto our Facebook pages and other social media sites.
Today, I am also revealing the cover for my new book
The UPSIDE DOWN of NORA GAINES
Release date: March 6th.
Nora has visions of horrific things. Things that lurk in the shadows and feast on bones. After moving with her mother into an old farmhouse, Nora discovers a blank journal that fills itself with an ominous warning. A cursed beast is coming for her and time is running out. When the lunar blood moon rises, so shall the beast.
Local teen, Rebel has is own trepidation about the house. His parents, both paranormal scientists, were investigating it when they died under mysterious circumstances. His growing feelings for Nora motivate him to battle the ghosts of his past, if it means keeping her safe.
Allies to turn to enemies. Fiction turns to face. The past and the present collide. All in an epic battle to claim unfathomable power. Can Nora unlock the secrets buried within the farmhouse in time to save herself and those dear to her from a grisly fate?
Coming March 5th
A Ghost Story
That's a fun cover. I like the upside being upside down.ReplyDelete
Connections here have led to connections in so many other places.
Thank you. Yes. I love this group.Delete
Love your cover. I would be glad to shout out about your new book in my Follower News on 3/8. If you're interested, email me at email@example.com. And I was a reluctant blogger too. I read a lot of blogs without having my own for several years before I took the leap.ReplyDelete
Thank you. I will Natalie.Delete
Love the book cover. Its looks fun.ReplyDelete
Even I was nervous when I started blogging :)
Thank you. I was very nervous. Took forever to get my nerve up.Delete
Great cover! Very eye-catching.ReplyDelete
Glad you joined the IWSG.
Me too, thanks for everything, Alex.Delete
Congrats on the great cover! As to friends online...It is interesting how they seem to connect in many different places.ReplyDelete
Thank you. So true. I now know people from all over the world.Delete
oooh! I got goosebumps! Congrats on your cover reveal! Please keep me in mind for a guest post/interview/book highlight spot/newsletter spot, etc. for March or April. I would love to help you spread the news.ReplyDelete
Thank you Tyrean!Delete
Oh, your book sounds sooo gooood, Cathrina! And the cover is great. Wishing you lots of success with your release on the 6th! Happy IWSG Day!ReplyDelete
Thank you Fundy!Delete
I love your cover. It looks so different to your other covers.ReplyDelete
It does. Thank you.Delete
The connections sure are great and they last even on other platforms.ReplyDelete
Great book cover! And I love IWSG for the same meeting-people reason. :)ReplyDelete
I love that cover! Congratulations!ReplyDelete
Wow, that sounds exciting. I love scary stories. It's funny. I felt the same way about blogging and the IWSG when I first started as well. I didn't think I qualified to join for years even though I knew about it.ReplyDelete
Love the cover! ISWG has been a great way to connect with other writers. :)ReplyDelete