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.
Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG
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The awesome co-hosts for the January 7 posting of the IWSG will be Elizabeth Seckman,Lisa Buie-Collard, Chrys Fey, andMichelle Wallace!
My insecurity this month: setting up a Facebook party for my January release and asking other authors to co-host. Sure, it's freebie exposure for them, but I felt sure no one would want to join my party.
I don't have a huge following.
A small # of reviews.
Why wouldn't anyone waste their time (even if it IS only an hour) helping me out??
The true spirit of my cyber buds shone through!! I managed to wrangle ten lovely authors into helping me, and the one that couldn't offered up an ecopy of one of her titles for a giveaway.
While I told myself, the worst they can say is no, I had to pull up my boot straps before groveling. What did I learn?
It doesn't hurt to ask!!!
BE BRAVE, I SAY!!!