D is for... Doubt, and Insecure Writer's Support Group Day

Back in 2011, I held a week-long contest to celebrate the fact that I'd reached my 500th post, after nearly four years of blogging.
At the time, I sorted many of my previous posts into groups, which made for easy referencing, especially of story material. (Also because I've never tagged my posts!)

When I celebrated reaching my 1000th post during last year's A to Z Challenge there wasn't time to sort all the posts between 2011 and 2016.

What better time than now?

I’m actually going to go over 1,000, and collate all posts to the end of 2016! And I’m going to link to every single post (except for the A to Z posts, which are mostly summarized), something I didn’t do in my original 500 compilation, or even in my 900th post compilation.

I’ve got lots of fun themes coming up for each day -- and each day will also highlight a fellow blogger or two!

Today is...
Doubt, and education, and getting past the doubt!

Barbara Rogan's Revising Fiction Workshop and an update

Do you really want to write? Look at Diana Gabaldon’s workload for a two-week stretch of copy edit reviewing and galley proofing!

Back when IWSG first started!

The valley of the middle

Sam Sykes quote on why not to despair

Style to consider

Books to read pile

Keep the tension tense

Anthony Horowitz on traditional publishing

Stephen King on how to outrun doubt

Hemingway’s advice to Fitzgerald

Sam Sykes on flagellation

The joys of reading

Thoughts on self-publishing

The Word Wenches on angst

Online course on England in the time of Richard III, by Future Learn

Writing tips from Andy Capp creator Reg Smythe

Don’t forget to save!

NaNoWriMo survival kit

When will I ever edit? Pleased to say that, this year, I'm editing almost every day!

Today’s featured blogger is... Jess and Stephanie at DMS

What's the best thing you've learned from an IWSG-related post?


Crystal Collier said…
Whew! That's a crazy amount of blog posts. I remember when it was the thing to post every day, and I was like, "You people are insane! There's no way!" But look at all that amazingness you have to draw from! What can I say? You rock.
Hi Deniz - I've learnt from the IWSG - there's so many great ideas out there with lots of supportive bloggers around ...

Love Jess and Stephanie's blog - fun and so brilliantly done ...

Cheers to you too - you set your sights high and definitely are achieving and you let us know about so many excellent books to read ...thank you - Hilary

S.P. Bowers said…
Wow, what an amazing feat of organization and a great way to use the A-Z. (How could I have forgotten about A-Z? Life is going too fast.)
The beginning of the IWSG... wow.
Good for Jess and Stephanie!
Sharon M Himsl said…
Doubt will always be there. Getting past it is the key. One step is all it takes!

"Female Scientists Before Our Time"
Olivia Rose said…
Amazing line up of posts. As for doubt...one step at a time works.
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks so much, everyone!
It's fun to look back on all this blogging history :-)
Beth Camp said…
What a wonderful history of blogging you've shared of your own work and others. What seems to emerge as a central theme in your posts here is the desire to write really good stories, to learn from others, and to share works in progress. Who could not be inspired by Stephen King? and those online writing communities like IWSG and ROW80. It's good to see you here. May the rest of this month (and Round Two) go well for you (without too many interruptions from work!).
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks so much for your kind words, Beth!

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