Always on the first Wednesday of the month.
Happy IWSG Blog Hop Day!
What is the Insecure Writer's Support Group?
Founded by author Alex J. Cavanaugh, the Insecure Writer’s Support Group offers support for writers and authors alike. It provides an online database, articles and tips, a monthly blog posting, a Facebook and Instagram group, Twitter, and a monthly newsletter. To find out more, click this link: Insecure Writer’s Support Group
The purpose of the group is
* 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!
|IWSG Question of the Month|
July 7 question - What would make you quit writing?
I will quit writing when my brain cannot put words together to make an intelligible sentence.
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Insecure? You Bet! by JQ Rose
9: 15 a.m.--Tuesday, July 6
In 30 minutes, I will be interviewed by Shelley Irwin, the host of the Morning Show on PBS radio in West Michigan. The interview will be anywhere from 6-10 minutes which will probably seem like a lifetime.
Talk about Insecure!! I have never had an interview over the phone, nor Have I ever spoken to such a large audience.
I am secure about my book information, but what else will she throw at me? Writing this concern on paper is supposed to help me work through the nerves. However, I believe it is only ramping them up! Hang on, I'll be back to let you know how it goes.
Update: 11:30 a.m.This morning I was interviewed on the local PBS station about my memoir, Arranging a Dream.
I was so wrong in thinking the time would drag. When the interview ended, I realized we'd been talking for 10 minutes. The time flew by. I was lucky she stuck to the questions I sent her, so no surprises. I had rehearsed the answers pretty well, so I didn't stumble over the answers. Well, maybe a few times. Now I wish I had longer to make more points about life storytelling, but I'm glad I was able to get a lot of information out to the world.
I appreciated the host bringing up my upcoming workshop on Saturday on life storytelling at the local library several times.
This experience was the perfect one to have when not knowing what to expect. Now I'm ready to tackle being a guest on podcasts. Can you suggest a podcast that hosts memoir authors or mystery authors?
Do you think appearing on podcasts and radio/tv shows helps to sell books? I have heard they don't, but at least they get your name out.
Have you been a guest on podcasts or radio/tv shows? Were you insecure? Do you have tips for being an awesome guest? Aren't I full of questions this month???
Please leave your answers or any thoughts below in the comment section.
Update: 1:45 p.m.
Click here to listen to the recorded interview with Shelley Irwin on WGVU PBS Radio July 6, 2021
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