Insecure Writers Support Group

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! 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.

Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG 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!

October 7 question - When you think of the term working writer, what does that look like to you? What do you think it is supposed to look like? Do you see yourself as a working writer or aspiring or hobbyist, and if latter two, what does that look like?

The awesome co-hosts for the October 7 posting of the IWSG are Jemima Pett, Beth Camp, Beverly Stowe McClure, and Gwen Gardner!

Thank you to the awesome co-hosts for hosting this month! 

As for the question of the month, here are my thoughts:

When I hear of a working writer, I think of someone holed up in their office, typing furiously on their keyboard, and churning out pages of words every day. I'm not sure that it is a realistic picture for most professional authors, so if you're a working writer, let me know what it looks like for you.

For me, I don't know where I am. My writing is fun and I enjoy it a lot. But, my full time job pays the bills. I am hoping that some day it will be my retirement plan. :) In the meantime, I work on my stories at night and on the weekend. 

How about you? are you a working wrier or a hobbyist or something in between?

Please leave your blog link so I can comment on your posts!


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