IWSG: What Readers Want

The awesome co-hosts for the August 3 posting of the IWSG 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 you try to give readers what they want? Well, shoot. You can’t really get behind the way

IWSG: Which World?

The awesome co-hosts for the July 6 posting of the IWSG are J Lenni Dorner, Janet Alcorn, PJ Colando, Jenni Enzor, and Diane Burton! Hi, everybody! I’m still around. I’m busy revising some short stories… and a novel… and doing all the dull, mundane writer-y stuff that no one wants to hear about. Okay. Fine. I’m obsessing over my Submission Grinder

IWSG: Drawing the Line

The awesome co-hosts for the October 6 posting of the IWSG are Jemima Pett, J Lenni Dorner, Cathrina Constantine, Ronel Janse van Vuuren, and Mary Aalgaard! October 6 question – In your writing, where do you draw the line, with either topics or language? I’m not a huge swearer. It’s not so much a line, as a natural inclination. I used

IWSG: Success

  The awesome co-hosts for the September 1 posting of the IWSG are Rebecca Douglass, T. Powell Coltrin @Journaling Woman, Natalie Aguirre, Karen Lynn, and C. Lee McKenzie! September 1 question – How do you define success as a writer? Is it holding your book in your hand? Having a short story published? Making a

IWSG JUNE 2021: Let it Rest

  The awesome co-hosts for the June 2 posting of the IWSG are J Lenni Dorner, Sarah Foster, Natalie Aguirre, Lee Lowery, and Rachna Chhabria! Want to join us? Sign up Here! The first manuscript or two I wrote, I really wanted there to be a really solid, concrete answer to this question. Something that

IWSG: When I Quit Reading

The awesome co-hosts for the January 6 posting of the IWSG are Ronel Janse van Vuuren , J Lenni Dorner, Gwen Gardner Sandra Cox, and Louise – Fundy Blue! January 6 question – Being a writer, when you’re reading someone else’s work, what stops you from finishing a book/throws you out of the story/frustrates you the most about other people’s books?

IWSG: The Benefits of Reading (Really.)

Join us here: Insecure Writers’ Support Group The awesome co-hosts for the October 2 posting of the IWSG are Ronel Janse van Vuuren, Mary Aalgaard, Madeline Mora-Summonte, and Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor! I think most people are going to come down on the side of reading. Call me weird, but there’s something strange about

IWSG: The Personal Stuff

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! Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG October 4 question – Have you

IWSG: Pet Peeves in Reading, Writing, and Editing

  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 awesome co-hosts for the August 2 posting of the IWSG are Christine Rains,

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