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Insecure Writer's Support Group

A database resource site and support group for writers and authors. Featuring weekly guests and tips, a monthly blogfest gathering, a Facebook group, a book club, and thousands of links – all to benefit writers! #IWSG

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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 - and return comments. This group is all about connecting! Be sure to link to this page and display the badge in your post. And please be sure your avatar links back to your blog! If it links to Google+, be sure to change it as Google+ is going away in January. Otherwise, when you leave a comment, people can't find you to comment back.

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.   
The next posting day is June 3rd. 
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Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day 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!!! 

June 3 question - Writers have secrets! What are one or two of yours, something readers would never know from your work?
 
The awesome co-hosts for the June 3 posting of the IWSG are Pat Garcia, J.Q. Rose, and Natalie Aguirre!

What are one or two of my secrets that readers would never know from your work?

This is a hard one for me. As this pen name is pretty much the happy me. I do have a dark side that I keep well hidden. Mainly because in my day job, I constantly have to be conscious of my outward appearance. Clients want a professional that is professional at all times. It can get a bit tiresome to be always happy and optimistic, especially for an introvert.

So I have a dark side. I'm not sure where it came from. Maybe it was from reading Agatha Christie like she was going out of style when I was in high school, or watching those horrible horror films in the nineties, or a by-product of my career. I have seen some pretty awful things that I can't talk about and need an outlet to process. I love to read Darcy Coates, gothic romance novels from the 1950s, and we can talk conspiracy theories all the time. They just suck me in. Why does Allie Bock not write stuff like that? She is trying to add a little bit of happiness to the world. At least, my stories make me smile...

What are some of your secrets?

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