IWSG Day Ninth Anniversary Co-Host!
And this is the ninth anniversary of the Insecure Writer's Support Group!
"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!
Posting: 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.
The next posting day is September 2nd.
Sign up here.
Every month, we announce a
question that members can answer in their IWSG Day post. These questions may
prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include
your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if
you are struggling with something to say.
Remember, the question is optional!!!
September 2 question - If you could choose one author, living or dead, to be your beta partner, who would it be and why?
Now, who would I choose as my beta partner? That's a good question. Most of my favourite authors don't fit, because of time period or sensibilities or genre. And there's already quite a good group of fellow writers and readers on thelitforum!
The best choice, I think, would be a magical scenario where I could acquire Diana Gabaldon as not simply a beta read, but a full developmental editor. Now there's a pipe dream!
January 2014. Year-end writing roundup
February 2014. Guest post from TL Watson!
March 2014, missed because guest post from Susan Kaye Quinn!
April 2014. Baby announcement!
May 2014. Reflections on the A to Z Blogging Challenge
June 2014. All about reading, and photos of Geneva
July 2014. Photos of a trip to Sion
August 2014, missed, and noted as such in the comments, ironically so, because I was blogging about having nothing new to say, and coming up with a list of blogging ideas for the future!
September 2014. Dystopian story snip (I’ve lost control)
October 2014. IWSG anniversary and writers’ houseparties
November 2014. Writing survival tips
December 2014. NaNoWriMo and baby photo!
January 2015, missed due to prescheduled post of winter in Geneva photos
February 2015, missed due to prescheduled post of year-end knitting roundup
March 2015. Grenoble photos and new writing exercise on the forum
April 2015. A to Z Blogging Challenge: A is for Australia
May 2015. Acronym soup: A to Z, ROW80, and IWSG, plus WRiTE Club!
June 2015. Book giveaways
July 2015. Canada Day
August 2015. Flash fiction contest snip!
September 2015. Back when I first read Joel Dicker!
October 2015. Eurovision and knitting
November 2015. Audrey Hepburn in Switzerland
December 2015. Snowed in the village
January 2016. Year-end writing roundup and Paris
February 2016. Edinburgh Castle
March 2016. Photos of Swiss days and La Garenne zoo
April 2016. A to Z Blogging Challenge on Tolkien and the Inklings: E is for Various Guests
May 2016. The Olympic cup at the United Nations
June 2016. Sam the cat and an RIP snip
July 2016. Who Is Frances Rain? by Margaret Buffie
August 2016. Springsteen
September 2016. Our library is shipped from overseas!
October 2016. The descent of the cows
November 2016. Rembrandt
December 2016. NaNoWriMo update
January 2017. Ironbridge and Much Wenlock photos
February 2017. London photos
March 2017. Story inspiration images from my Pinterest board
April 2017. A to Z Blogging Challenge: D is for Doubt
May 2017. Research queries collated and consolidated
June 2017. Hodge Podge No. 2 and Peter Sallis RIP
July 2017. ROW80 goals
August 2017. Susan Bischoff and Joanna Bourne
September 2017. Travels in Scotland
October 2017. Tom Petty RIP
November 2017. Mini book reviews
December 2017, missed due to Summer Fire publication day!
January 2018. Tolkien’s birthday toast and ROW80
February 2018. New book by Lara Lacombe!
March 2018. Sleepless nights thanks to good books
April 2018. I missed the A to Z Blogging Challenge!
May 2018. Never Have I Ever (writers’ houseparty)
June 2018. Playlists and knitting in public
July 2018, posted a day late. Some of my favourite ending lines from novels
August 2018. Swiss National Day
September 2018. Traditional publishing
October 2018, missed because Baby!
November 2018, missed because Baby!
December 2018, missed because Baby!
January 2019, missed because Baby!
February 2019. A to Z Blogging Challenge book blog hop
March 2019. Annual books read and statistics for 2018
April 2019. WRiTE Club and Scott Walker RIP
May 2019. Revisiting how I started writing
June 2019. Writing romance
July 2019. Library in English book sale
August 2019. Photo for The Antipodean Time
September 2019. Books in the wild in Holmfirth
October 2019. ROW80 goals
November 2019. Research lists
December 2019. NaNoWriMo wrapup
January 2020. Year-end writing roundup
February 2020. Vignette snip and blog goals, and I need an intern
March 2020. Hodge podge No. 7 and Terry Jones RIP
April 2020. Jemi Fraser blog tour!
May 2020. Isolation music with Whisky Trench Riders, and poetry
June 2020. Summer Fire, my published novel! And all Hodge Podge posts collated
July 2020. Canada Day
August 2020. Chrys Fey blog tour!