Tag: insecure writer’s support group

#IWSG Sept 2018: Writing about major life events

#IWSG Sept 2018: Writing about major life events

It’s time for another Insecure Writer’s Support Group post to boost my confidence and encourage myself to engage with the writing community. The IWSG post on the first Wednesday of every month. This month’s co-hosts are:   Dolorah @ Book Lover,Christopher D. Votey, Tanya Miranda, and Chemist Ken! This month I’ve been steadily working through the first draft of my WiP. It’s frustrating that I don’t have more time to work on it, but I know I’ll get their eventually so I’m trying to write little and often. The story is taking on a life of its own now and I’m excited to see how my characters […]


#IWSG Aug 2018: #CampNaNoWriMo Wrap Up and the Benefits of Writing in the Morning

#IWSG Aug 2018: #CampNaNoWriMo Wrap Up and the Benefits of Writing in the Morning

It’s time for another Insecure Writer’s Support Group post to boost my confidence and encourage myself to engage with the writing community. The IWSG post on the first Wednesday of every month. This month’s co-hosts are:  Erika Beebe, Sandra Hoover,Susan Gourley, and Lee Lowery! I can’t really answer this month’s optional question about publishing pitfalls since I have no experience in that area, so I thought I’d talk about my Camp NaNoWriMo experience instead. If you’re not familiar with it, Camp NaNoWriMo is an extension of National Novel Writing Month in November (a challenge where participants aim to write 50,000 words in 30 days), but […]


#IWSG July 2018: My Ultimate Writing Goals

#IWSG July 2018: My Ultimate Writing Goals

It’s time for another Insecure Writer’s Support Group post to boost my confidence and encourage myself to engage with the writing community. The IWSG post on the first Wednesday of every month. This month’s co-hosts are: Nicki Elson, Juneta Key, Tamara Narayan, and Patricia Lynne. Today is the start of Camp NaNoWriMo-I’ve signed up and am ready to get some work done on my Sci-Fi/Fantasy crossover novel, tentatively titled Glasswalker. I’ve chosen a modest goal of 15000 words (500 a day) as I feel like that’s achievable right now. You can find my profile here if you’d like to look me up. I faced my fear of sharing […]


#IWSG June 2018: What’s in a Name?

#IWSG June 2018: What’s in a Name?

It’s time for another Insecure Writer’s Support Group post to boost my confidence and encourage myself to engage with the writing community. The IWSG post on the first Wednesday of every month. This month’s co-hosts are: Beverly Stowe McClure, Tyrean Martinson, Tonja Drecker and Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor. Last month I spent little time actually writing but loads of time trying to figure out solutions to plot problems and developing my characters. I’ve even been deliberating about whether I’m focusing on the wrong character or ought to have multiple POVs. I am so excited about this story, but it seems to be […]


#IWSG May 2018: Springing into writing?

#IWSG May 2018: Springing into writing?

It’s time for another Insecure Writer’s Support Group post to boost my confidence and encourage myself to engage with the writing community. The IWSG post on the first Wednesday of every month. This month’s co-hosts are: E.M.A. Timar, J. Q. Rose, C.Lee McKenzie, and Raimey Gallant! Last month I was very busy writing posts for the A-Z challenge, so I didn’t actually get much work on my WiP done. However, my theme did relate to what I’m writing about and has given me a lot of food for thought. I’ve been puzzling over a lot of plot points and daydreaming about character motivations. It’s all a bit […]


#IWSG April 2018: Writing Through the Storm

#IWSG April 2018: Writing Through the Storm

After a long break from writing, I finally started to get back into it this year. I decided to rejoin the Insecure Writer’s Support Group to boost my confidence and encourage myself to engage with the writing community. The IWSG post on the first Wednesday of every month. This month’s co-hosts are Olga Godim,Chemist Ken, Renee Scattergood, and Tamara Narayan.    When your writing life is a bit cloudy or filled with rain, what do you do to dig down and keep on writing?  Well, I have to admit that this is something I struggle with. In the past, when my writing hasn’t been […]


#IWSG: The Courage to Write

#IWSG: The Courage to Write

Today it’s time for another Insecure Writer’s Support Group, organised by Alex J. Cavanaugh for writers to express their own doubts and concerns and to offer assistance and encouragement to others. We post on the first Wednesday of every month and welcome anyone who wants to join in.  Today my topic is courage, and I’d like to ask for your help and advice. You have to be brave to be a writer, without a doubt. You’re essentially bearing your soul on paper-translating your thoughts, emotions, ideas and values into words that others may one day read and analyse. I still […]


#IWSG: Judging Yourself

#IWSG: Judging Yourself

Today it’s time for another Insecure Writer’s Support Group, organised by Alex J. Cavanaugh for writers to express their own doubts and concerns and to offer assistance and encouragement to others. We post on the first Wednesday of every month and welcome anyone who wants to join in.  Unfortunately I have missed several of these posts due to my terrible organisational skills, so I’m sorry for that. But that brings me on to what I want to talk about today: judging yourself. We all make negative judgements about ourselves everyday, we can’t help it. Everyone does it, but often writers […]