Wednesday, November 2, 2022

@TheIWSG #IWSG #writingcommunity #writerssupportgroup

 


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

I have never participated in National Novel Writing Month because I am a turtle writer. And everyday life gobbles up most of my time. 







Wednesday, October 5, 2022

@TheIWSG #IWSG #WritersSupportGroup #writingcommunity


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




Reviews, for an author, are very appreciative and can be kind of scary. I love readers, especially if they take the time to review. Some are critical. Some are glowing. Writers can learn from them. Yet, sometimes when I read those reviews, it boggles my mind. 

Below are a couple of mind bogglers... (sorry I couldn't enlarge the print, you'll need a magnifying glass) The reviews are for the same book: The Upside Down of Nora Gaines which I put on NetGalley.





 
The 1st reviewer says it 'reads as middle grade', and the 2nd reviewer 'definitely recommends this book for 16+.' LOL!

We can all read the same book and come away with differing perspectives.

For those of you who are in the midst of beginning your writing career and/or publishing for the first time, learn to roll with the punches. 

Not every book is a persons 'cup of tea.'















Wednesday, September 7, 2022

#NewRelease #IWSG #YAromance #ebook #Anthology @TheIWSG

https://www.alexjcavanaugh.com/p/the-insecure-writers-support-group.html

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



Septembers question: What genre would be the worst one for you to tackle and why?

My quick answer: Magical Realism. I tried writing MR a while back, and it always turns into Fantasy. LOL. 

Now onto the IWSG Newest Release 




First Love: The Art of Making Doughnuts

An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology

The sweetness of first love…

Could a fiercely independent cop’s heart be stolen by the guy who makes her favorite doughnuts? Will a maid who used deceit to snare a mail-order husband get a dose of her own medicine? Can her handsome neighbor rescue a modern-day “princess” from a tenacious ex-boyfriend? Can two strangers in a rideshare be honest enough to fall in love for real? Can you remember your first love? How about your second? Third? Fourth?

Featuring the talents of Linda Budzinski, Melissa Maygrove, Michael Di Gesu, Sylvia Ney, Katie Klein, Kim Elliott, Templeton Moss, S.E. White, Denise Covey, and Sammi Spizziri. Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these ten tales will touch your heart and rekindle lost feelings. Prepare to return to that first love…


Release date: September 6, 2022
Print ISBN – 9781939844880, $14.95
eBook ISBN – 9781939844897, $4.99
Romance - Clean & Wholesome (FIC027270) / Contemporary (FIC027020) / Historical (FIC027050)
186 pages, Freedom Fox Press, an imprint of Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C.

Founded by author Alex J. Cavanaugh and a Writer’s Digest Top Sites for Writers, the Insecure Writer’s Support Group offers support for writers and authors alike. It provides an online database; articles; monthly blog posting; Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram groups; #IWSGPit, and a newsletter.
https://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/

Links:
Amazon 
https://www.amazon.com/First-Love-Art-Making-Doughnuts-ebook/dp/B09QH3Z28P/
Barnes & Noble 
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/first-love-insecure-writers-support-group/1140884369?ean=2940165751301
iTunes https://books.apple.com/us/book/x/id1605240999
Kobo 
https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/first-love-the-art-of-making-doughnuts
Scribed - 
https://www.scribd.com/search?query=9781939844897&language=0
Goodreads 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60198262-first-love

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

@TheIWSG #IWSG #WritersSupportGroup #WritingCommunity




  

https://www.alexjcavanaugh.com/p/the-insecure-writers-support-group.html

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

Alex's awesome co-hosts are Tara Tyler, Lisa Buie Collard, Loni Townsend, and Lee Lowery! 


August 3 question: When you set out to write a story, do you try to be more original or do try to give readers what they want?

I never write what's big in the reader's market, so to say. If I do, it's a coincidence. I write what I enjoy writing. When I begin a new story, I never know where it's going to take me. Though, I tend to veer toward YA/fantasy. Even when I write mysteries, a bit of supernatural wiggles its way in. 


 

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

@TheIWSG #IWSG #WritingCommunity #WritingSupport


  

https://www.alexjcavanaugh.com/p/the-insecure-writers-support-group.html

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.



If you could live in any book world, which one would you choose? 

Ahhhh...My Dear Readers, 



The Bridgerton Family would be a fabulous world to live in. I'd be welcomed into high society, part of the ton, of course. 


Where I'd be attending numerous balls, dancing, and partaking in local gossip...



What book world would you like to live in?