Never Give Up #IWSG

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!

“Behind every good writer is another good writer that has their back.”

 

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! 

Be sure to link to this page and display the badge in your post. And please be sure your avatar links back to your blog! Otherwise, when you leave a comment, people can’t find you to comment back. Let’s rock the neurotic writing world! Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.

Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG 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! August 5 question – Quote:

“Although I have written a short story collection, the form found me and not the other way around. Don’t write short stories, novels or poems. Just write your truth and your stories will mold into the shapes they need to be.”

Have you ever written a piece that became a form, or even a genre, you hadn’t planned on writing in? Or do you choose a form/genre in advance? Although my dream was to write historical romance, I started my writing career as a journalist covering politics and entertainment. When my brother was murdered in a random road rage attack, the journal I kept during that dark time became my first book.  When my husband brought an 80-year-old homeless woman to our house late one night and we couldn’t find anyone to take her in, she lived with us for 3 years, her story became my second book. Finally after years of writing in the unplanned genre of nonfiction, I pulled out an old historical romance WIP that has been waking me out of sound sleeps for thirty-years. Around that time I started a feature on my blog, Writing Wednesday. Each week I would give tips on writing, publishing, and marketing books.  I received comments and emails asking me to write a book based on those posts, so I did. Realize your Writing Dreams is out now, and it’s .99! I suppose it’s safe to say my entire writing career has not been the career I imagined, but honestly I wouldn’t change a thing. That said, this week I’ll be dusting off that old WIP, again. How about you? Are you writing in your planned genre? I was interviewed for this article in #PopCulture magazine. So cool! https://popculturepress.org/2020/08/dynamic-female-entrepreneurs-find-the-silver-linings-that-will-inspire-all-of-us/?fbclid=IwAR1RK-HA5XgiIiyVOEaIKdNiwDW4MV-hKIRYB9gl4EoLQbkLu_-UxMIp-mo The awesome co-hosts for the August 5 posting of the IWSG are Susan Baury Rouchard, Nancy Gideon, Jennifer Lane, Jennifer Hawes, Chemist Ken, and Chrys Fey! Be sure to stop by to see what they are up to and thank them for hosting! Happy Writing, Doreen

An Ebook Sale..

WRITING WEDNESDAY

For the next 30 days Realize Your Writing Dreams is ONLY 99 cents!!

Thank you SO much for reading, reviewing, sharing and calling your library and asking the to order the book. I LOVE you for that xxxooo!

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A Homeowners Guide to Renovations and Maintenance..

Meet Felicia (Lisa) Middleton:

Felicia (Lisa) Middleton is a published author of several books.  She is an Architectural Designer and an Environmentalist with two decades of architecture and design experience. Felicia is the President of Urban Aesthetics, LLC, a Certified Minority and Woman Owned Business offering full service design and project management services. The company provides design solutions for residential and commercial projects with a focus on permit services and sustainability.

Lisa is the former Vice President of the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). As a member of NOMA, she served as an active member and on the board of directors for several years.

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My Happy Place..

It’s been such a pleasure working on Katie’s book release team!

Katie Fehlinger spent 15 years weather anchoring and reporting for tv and radio at both the national and local level. She’s now an author, public speaker, content creator, and will forever be a DIY junkie.

Every morning on my drive to work I listened to Katie discuss the weather, Penn State, and all sorts of other fun things with my favorite morning radio talk show host.

At lunch time I watched her on TV.

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Writer’s Block? Depression, and Burnout? Check this out..

I’m so happy to introduce you to Chrys Fey and her latest book (It’s fabulous!)

Catch the sparks you need to conquer writer’s block, depression, and burnout!

When Chrys Fey shared her story about depression and burnout, it struck a chord with other writers. That put into perspective for her how desperate writers are to hear they aren’t alone. Many creative types experience these challenges, battling to recover.

Let Keep Writing with Fey: Sparks to Defeat Writer’s Block, Depression, and Burnout guide you through:

 

  • Writer’s block
  • Depression
  • Writer’s burnout
  • What a writer doesn’t need to succeed
  • Finding creativity boosts

 

With these sparks, you can begin your journey of rediscovering your creativity and get back to what you love – writing.

BOOK LINKS:

 

Amazon / Nook / iTunes / Kobo

 

Goodreads

 

AUTHOR’S NOTE:

When I shared my story about depression and writer’s burnout, I received many emails, comments, and Facebook messages from other writers thanking me for my bravery and telling me about their own trials. That really put into perspective for me how many people suffer from depression and/or burnout in silence. I had no idea those individuals were impacted by these things, just as they hadn’t known that I was, because my outward presence to others was always happy and smiley and bright.

After the supportive response and upon realizing how many writers in my online circles were struggling, too, I wanted to do something to help. I was candid with my experiences and blogged about the things that assisted me through the rough times in the hope that it would aid others.

During this time, I recognized the need for writers to receive support, guidance, tips, reminders, and encouragement during their writer’s block, depression, and burnout. That’s how I got the idea for this book. A book not just about depression or only about writer’s block, but both, and much more.

Since you have picked up this book, that means you may need assistance with one or all of these areas, and I sincerely hope you find what you need here…that tiny spark to get you through whatever you are going through.

As always, keep writing.

Keep believing.

Keep dreaming.

Chrys Fey

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Chrys Fey is the author of Write with Fey: 10 Sparks to Guide You from Idea to Publication. She is also the author of the Disaster Crimes series. Visit her blog, Write with Fey, for more tips on how to reverse writer’s burnout. https://www.chrysfey.com/

 

 

Welcome all Insecure Writers..

Writing Wednesday

This is a place for writers to 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!

We post the first Wednesday of every month.

This is our official 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. You can also choose to answer the question of the month if you’d like.

Join in here:

Be sure to visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer

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Writing Rituals..

It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. We post the first Wednesday of every month. I encourage everyone to visit at least a dozen new blogs and leave a comment. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs.

If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up.

The awesome co-hosts today are Feather Stone, Beverly Stowe McClure, Mary Aalgaard, Kim Lajevardi, and Chemist Ken!

Today’s question

Do you have any rituals that you use when you need help getting into the ZONE? 

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Meet Kelly..

Monday Mention

Congratulations to friend and debut author Kelly Deeny on the release of The Spirit Projector I hope you enjoy getting to know her, she’s fabulous.

Kelly obtained her B.A. in English from Temple University, and has worked in copywriting/editing and library services. Her love of the arts led to the creation of multiple blogs and writers’ group facilitation. When not writing, Kelly’s either binge-watching a new British TV series, attending a Broadway musical, or spending time with her nieces and nephews. When Kelly grows up, she wants to adopt a husky and travel – maybe not at the same time.

 

About the Book

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Insecure Writers Support Group

 

It’s the first Wednesday of the month which means it’s time for The Insecure Writers Support Group! And I’m thrilled to be hosting this month, it’s been awhile.

Purpose: To share and encourage.

Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. If you’ve been through the fire you can offer your assistance, and guidance. It’s a safe- haven for insecure writers of all kinds! http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/iwsg-sign-up.html

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A Sort of Funny Story..

Sitting here bored, I thought of the funniest story.

I’ve been wanting to write about it but haven’t had the time.

Those that know me well understand that I was diagnosed with PTSD twenty years ago, and I’ve worked hard to manage it through the years and have been successful.

With PTSD, symptoms can return full force at any time.

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