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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

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.

The awesome co-hosts for the April posting of the IWSG are: Diane Burton, JH Moncrieff, Emaginette, Reprobate Typewriter, Erika Beebe, and Lisa Buie-Collard! Be sure to stop by and say thank you!

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!

It’s Here!

If you ever said, “I could write a book,” This book is for you! It also makes a great gift for the writer in your life.

Thank you for reading, reviewing and sharing,

Doreen

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The Characters We Craft…

WRITING WEDNESDAY All About the Characters

Thank you so much for being a reader of my posts, whether you’re here for the first time or you’ve been reading my words for years. This wouldn’t be a blog community without you.

On Wednesdays I like to share what I’ve learned on my writing, publishing and marketing journey. The type of information I wish someone would have shared with me when I started on this crazy, crooked but exciting and rewarding path.

One of my favorite things to do is people watch.

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The Insecure Writers Support Group…

Wednesday is the day I share what I’ve learned on my journey from writing, publication, marketing; and doing it all again, and again. The kind of information I wish someone shared with me when I started.

It’s also the first Wednesday of the month which means it’s time for The Insecure Writers Support Group!

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Writing Wednesday; Research…

Writing Wednesday

Wednesday is the day I share what I’ve learned on my journey from writing, publication, marketing; and doing it all again, and again. The kind of information I wish someone shared with me back when.

Research:

Everything you write whether it’s an article, essay, blog post or a book it needs to be researched. Getting your facts straight, whether your work is fiction or nonfiction will make your story believable and increase your credibility as a writer.

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Writing Memoir

Writing Wednesday

Wednesday is the day I share what I’ve learned on my journey from writing, publication, marketing; and doing it all again, and again. The kind of information I wish someone shared with me when I started.

Writing Memoir

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Show Don’t Tell…

Writing Wednesday

Wednesday is the day I share what I’ve learned on my journey from writing, publication, marketing; and doing it all again, and again. The kind of information I wish someone shared with me back when.

Show Don’t Tell

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The Insecure Writers Support Group

 

 

 

 

My favorite writing day of the month is the Insecure Writers Support Group posting day!

You are more than welcome to join us and can sign up here:

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:

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Writing Wednesday/Staying Motivated…

 

 

 

Writing Wednesday

Wednesday is the day I share what I’ve learned on my journey from writing, publication, marketing; and doing it all again, and again. The kind of information I wish someone shared with me back when.

Staying Motivated

Summer is coming and while its my favorite season I also dread how unproductive I become when it comes to my writing. Spending time at the beach helps, it’s my favorite place to write but its also my favorite place to rest and daydream. This summer is going to be different; I have deadlines! Three big ones. What I need is a plan and a few extra doses of motivation.

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Writing Wednesday/ Press Releases…

 

 

 

Writing Wednesday

Wednesday is the day I share what I’ve learned on my journey from writing, publication, marketing; and doing it all again, and again. The kind of information I wish someone shared with me back when.

Just when you thought writing the book was the hard part you were told you had to write a synopsis, then an outline, a proposal and the hardest of all a query letter. You finish all of those and breathe a big sigh of release only to find out you need to write a marketing plan.

There are three types of marketing and your plan should include all of them. Your chances of success increase when your advertising, public relations and promotions work together.

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