Tuesday, September 5, 2023

IWSG Blog Post--Celebrating the 12th Birthday of the Insecure Writers Support Group Blog Hop! #IWSGbloghop


Insecure Writers Support Group Blog Hop

Happy September!
Happy BIRTHDAY # 12!

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! 
You're invited to become a member of this supportive group. 
Click here to sign-up and/or to visit the bloggers this week.

HaPpY BirTHdaY to IWSG!!!

Thank you to our awesome co-hosts 
for the September 6 posting of the IWSG: 

September 6 question - The IWSG celebrates 12 years today! When did you discover the IWSG, how do you connect, and how has it helped you?

Doing my math here: 2023 - 2011= 12 years. My first book came out in  2011, so I may have joined in 2012. I kept seeing IWSG popping up on my laptop on what I would assume was my social media, so someone I knew belonged to the group, but I cannot recall who that person would have been. Maybe someone in my publishing house? 

When I figured out SG stood for Support Group, I jumped in to see what this first Wednesday of the month blog post was all about. I really, really, really needed support. And did I ever find it from such a generous group of bloggers/writers. 

I was in the retail flower business for 20 years. My small town had 3 floral shops. Yes, 3! I looked at them as our competition, not friends. But on IWSG, the authors had no competitive attitudes at all. Everyone supported their fellow author even if they wrote the same genre. I was surprised and delighted to find friends among the group.

I think IWSG contributed to my drive to write stories and to publish them. Writing is a lonely game. I felt a part of a group at IWSG, no longer drowning in a sea of publishing mania. I found my life-savers. Thank you!

Recipes 'n Reads Series every third Wednesday of the Month
Guest L. Diane Wolfe September 20

I am thrilled to welcome L. Diane Wolfe to our Recipe and Reads series on Wednesday, September 20. We'll be celebrating her latest release, In Darkness: The Werewolf. Plus, Diane shares a pizza recipe with a bit of a twist and the reason why she chose this particular one. 

In Darkness: The Werewolf
by L. Diane Wolfe

On her own in England, Vicki trains at a prestigious fencing school. Face marred by a birthmark, she’s suspicious of Nicholas’ attention. A dinner date reveals his genuine interest and they begin to connect. Nicholas is attractive and she wonders why he’s so shy and reclusive.

Then one evening she happens upon him changing into a lycan. Every werewolf legend is shattered by the gentle, fearful creature before her. Vickie accepts his secret, but Nicholas knows he’s an unpredictable beast. Can they trust love enough to overcome their physical challenges?

Congratulations, Diane on this new release! Love the premise of this book.

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L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'm excited to be visiting on the 20th!

That is the nice thing about authors. We are not competition. We are friends and support.

Natalie Aguirre said...

That's interesting that you found the group through social media. And I'm glad it's helped inspire you to write. I'm looking forward to Diane's post.

Melissa said...

I love how the writing world steps up to help and encourage newbies. Unlike other professions, it doesn't 'eat its young.'

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's right, no competition. We are all here to help one another.

Computer Tutor said...

Our start was similar, Janet. I actually dug back to my 2013 posts to see who recommended IWSG--one is gone and the other radically changed. Sigh. I'm still here, waving my red 'insecure' flag!

Sarah Foster said...

It's great how we're able to support each other.

Nick Wilford said...

I have never seen any rivalry or competition with IWSG, just support and cheers. That's why it's a great group.

Fundy Blue said...

Hi, J.Q.! I have loved being a member of the IWSG over the years. The members are very generous with their help and encouragement. I loved your memoir about your years in the flower business! Here's to more great years of the IWSG!

Sandra Cox said...

Hey Cuz, I'm awfully glad you joined. We may not have connected otherwise.
Congrats to Di on an awesome read.
Take special care.

Barbara Nimmo said...

I thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog post about the Insecure Writer's Support Group and your 12th-anniversary celebration. It's inspiring to see your dedication to the writing community!
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Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

Having that supportive group makes such a difference to pushing us onward.

Lidy said...

I ended up learning about the IWSG by a former member. Sadly, they stopped blogging. I don't know how they found me but I'm glad they did. Or else I'd never ended up joining this wonderful community.

Timothee Lambert said...

"This blog is like a virtual mentor guiding me through life's challenges and opportunities. It offers invaluable advice and insights that have made a significant positive impact on my life."
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Heidi Angell said...

It really is such a fantastic group and
I am so grateful to have finally jumped in and joined the fun.

Sandra Cox said...

Happy middish September. Hope you are having purrfect weather in your neck of the woods.

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