Good News for Insecure Writers…

Insecure Writers support group

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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. Be sure to link to this page and display the badge in your post.
Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
 
Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG

  WRITING WEDNESDAY

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Wednesday is also the day that I like to share writing, publishing and marketing information that I have learned on my journey to becoming a full time writer.

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My second book, The Stranger In My Recliner was released on January 26. The release day for this book was SO different (in a good way) than the one for my first book, Bristol boyz Stomp! I have learned so much since that first release and although this release was much smoother I still have more to learn.

Two months from today is the first day of the 2016 A-Z Blogging Challenge. Have you signed up? If not you can do so here and also read all about it!

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge

Now that the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge Signup list is in the hundreds, and likely to hit a 1000 soon, it is time to take stock of your blogging. Do you run a popular blog? If yes, please go off and schedule a few A to Z Challenge posts.

This will be the 4th year I have participated. Have you chosen a theme or will you go theme less? I haven’t chosen my theme yet but I am hoping to have that figured out and to have a few posts pre-written before the February IWSG posting. Just typing that stirred some insecurity!

 

The sign-up reminder for the challenge reminds me that although there is still snow on the ground, spring is coming and so are the writer’s conferences, workshops and other writerly networking type events.

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Are you planning to attend any this spring?

Here are a few to consider:

Blogging Conference- http://bloggersatmidlife.com (I’m speaking at this one)

Writer’s Conference –http://pwcwriters.org/why-the-philadelphia-writers-conference/2015-workshops-and-events (I am attending this one)

This sight has a large, eclectic state by state list:

http://www.newpages.com/writers-resources/writing-conferences-events

Quote You are Amazing today!

Happy writing,

Doreen

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Now Available wherever books are sold:

High Res Stranger In My Recliner

Author Events:

February 18- Boscov’s Granite Run /Campus of Courses/Workshop/Books Are The New Business Card/Granite Run Mall, 1067 W. Baltimore Pike, Media, PA 19063/ FREE but registration is required/ Call- (610) 565-6009/ 6:00pm-8:00pm/ Doreen McGettigan & Cindy Falteich, The Delaware County Press Club will present.

They say everyone has a story and it is absolutely true. It is also true that anyone can write a book or have one ghost, or co-written. Entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers, realtors, stylist, or any business person that has written a book will be hands down more successful at not only getting more attention from the public, but also getting media attention. Having a book catapults you above the crowd of others in the same business with similar education, experience, and success level. You will be considered an expert in your field and greatly increase your visibility and your credibility. So how do you go about becoming an author and how do you decide what kind of a book to write?

February 20- Big Blue Marble/The Stranger In My Recliner/Local Author Salon/ Reading and Discussion/551 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19119/3:00pm

February 26– Middletown Free Library/Local Author Spotlight & Reception/ 21 N. Pennell Road, Media PA 19063/ Registration info:  http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51326/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=5399

March 4- Main Point Books/ The Stranger In My Recliner/ Book Signing and Reading/1041 Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr Pa 19010 7:00pm-9:00pm

March 5– Barnes & Noble Book Reading and Signing/The Stranger In My Recliner/300 Neshaminy Mall/Bensalem, Pa 19020/ 2:00pm-4:00pm

April 11- Ridley Township Library/ The Stranger In My Recliner/ Discussion on writing a book/novel/100 MacDade Boulevard, Folsom, PA 19033 /(610) 583-0593/ 6:00p.m. Registration Required: http://www.ridleylibrary.org/ 6:00p.m Registration Required.

April 14, 15 & 16 – I will be speaking at the BAM Conference

Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa
JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa
221 N Rampart Road
Las Vegas, NV 89145          For more info on this event:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bam-conference-2016-tickets-17141643116

June 25- Doylestown Book Shop/ Local Author Spotlight/ more info to come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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