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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!

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.

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! April 1 question –

The IWSG’s focus is on our writers. Each month, from all over the globe, we are a united group sharing our insecurities, our troubles, and our pain.

So, in this time when our world is in crisis with the covid-19 pandemic, our optional question this month is: how are things in your world?

Insecure writer surely has taken on a new meaning these last few weeks.

My third book was scheduled to be released this week. Surprisingly it was released on March 17! It was a wonderful surprise, especially since that was also the same day I found out I was possibly exposed to the virus at a doctor’s appointment and then in the ER.

I’m fine. Thankfully I didn’t get sick and I haven’t been out of my house since then except for a walk, once and a short ride, once.

For me it isn’t so bad being stuck in the house. I honestly feel blessed. I’ve worked from home forever as a book/author coach and consultant and have been busier than ever. I’m also ghostwriting a book on identity theft and terrorism. This story is fascinating, and it’s also challenging me.

My husband who works 12 hours a day at a car dealership is now home and for him it hasn’t been as easy. We will be missing a big chunk of income, but honestly so many are much worse off.

I feel guilty being sad about all my planned author events, speaking, conferences etc.. being cancelled because so many are having to cancel their weddings.

My grandson missed his senior trip to Italy. He’s also missing his senior prom, baseball and possibly even his actual graduation. His sister is a college senior. Her internship was cancelled, softball and possibly her graduation too.

A friend had a new granddaughter born today and she can’t visit the hospital.

The saddest and at the same time the happiest for me is 3 dear friends who contracted the virus are now on the mend after some frightening days.

I refuse to get down or let any negativity in my space. Complaining about politics and politicians at a time like this helps no one. This virus doesn’t discriminate, so we are all at risk. This is the perfect time to remember kindness is always the answer.

Stay safe and well, all of you and I hope you have plenty of time to Realize Your Writing Dreams! Doreen Its here!

Something to look forward to!

Writing Wednesday The PWC…


Writing Wednesday

On Wednesdays I like to share information, stuff I learned on my journey of writing, being published and marketing two (almost 3) books!

Writing Conferences

It’s that exciting time of year again, the time when writers with a dream and writers that are living the dream come together to network, share and most importantly to learn from and support each other. Many years ago when I was dreaming of becoming a writer I attended the Philadelphia Writers Conference. Back then word processors were the ‘new thing.’

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