Wednesday, March 2, 2016

#IWSG & A MEME Blog Hop continues!

The Insecure Writer’s 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!

 Alex J. Cavanaugh's awesome co-hosts for the March 2 posting of the IWSG will be Lauren Hennessy, Lisa Buie-Collard, Lidy, Christine Rains, and Mary Aalgaard!

It can be scary in the writer world. Small publishers closing their doors. Agents dropping clients. Authors always fearful of losing their rights or their money. The rules are always changing.

But, there is one thing that remains constant. People want to read good stories.

So, we need to write them.

Focus on your story. Write all the words. Make it the best it can be.

It may not be easy getting them out to the world, but somehow we will make it happen.


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Christine RainsC. Lee McKenzie, and Tara Tyler are hosting A MEME Blog Hop to help chase away the winter blues with some Encouraging, Inspiring, and Funny MEMEs! Join us the week of Feb 29 - Mar 4!
Easy Peasy "rules"
  1. Post a MEME during the week (use your own pic or an easy meme maker app) - and if you can't think of anything, pass on encouraging words from one of your reviews, or an inspiring quote! 
  2. Visit others
  3. That's it!
Then the awesome hostesses will hop around and Ooo and Ahh and choose one entry each to win an ebook. AND two lucky random participants will win a $20 GC. Enter and spread some warmth!

Here is my second MEME entry for the Blog Hop!

52 comments:

  1. Very good advice, Heather. Despite being a carer to my husband, I keep writing :0)

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  2. Writing them to the best of our abilities is all we can do.
    I can eat a whole sleeve of thin mints!

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  3. Good point! Everything is peripheral to a good story. We can get too hung up on everything else.

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  4. "People want to read good stories.So, we need to write them." So very true.

    And no, Captain Picard there is not alone on that Thin Mint thing... :)

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  5. Oh man, I haven't had Thin Mints in years. I want one. Or twenty.

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    1. Me too!

      I have to find someone with them!

      HMG

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  6. Where there's a will, there's a way.

    I love Captain Picard.

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  7. You can't get your story out into the world if you don't write it first.

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  8. I can eat a whole sleeve of thin mints and still have room for a litre of ice cream.

    IWSG March

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    1. Thin Mints for the WIN!!
      And ice cream! Woo hoo!

      HMG

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  9. People will always want good stories! And yeah, it is scary out in the publishing world.

    Hehehe! Awesome meme. My husband is addicted to those. I have the Tagalongs. Mmmm... Thanks for participating in the MEME Blog Hop!

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    1. Tagalongs are also addictive! I mean good!

      HMG

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  10. Love the Memes from this blog hop!!!
    It's definitely scary out there in the publishing world, but we can make it. :)

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  11. I was having that conversation with someone the other night--how the hardest first step is writing that first book. Then you get to worry about the rest of this stuff. It always starts with the writing. Always.

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  12. Cute meme! And you're right - people want to read good books. Movie makers need some good stories, too. So we have to keep writing!

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  13. Your graphics are adorable! Thank you for your encouraging words today and the push to keep trying. I know being a writer it's hard for me to get through a story or book if it's not quite polished like it should be. I wish you much success and many dreams come true.

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  14. I love this post! It seems almost too simple when you write it out, but it's absolutely the truth. There isn't much we can control in the publishing biz, so we have to concentrate on writing what we love and what we're passionate about. Have a great week! :)

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    1. Yes! I love that so many of us feel the same way!

      HMG

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  15. You nailed it. Write a good story and people will read it. I think we often lose sight of that. Great to read it here today.

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    1. Thank you!
      We get caught up and we need to focus.

      HMG

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  16. Yes a good story is a must, Most enjoyable post Heather.
    Yvonne.

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  17. Excellent advice in an ever changing world. And I can eat an entire sleeve of thin mints.

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  18. Yes, the canvas changes, but the stories need to be good enough persist. That's where we should focus!

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  19. I like this: Focus on your story. Write all the words. Make it the best it can be. :) Love your meme pic.

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    1. Thank you!
      We've got to get back to basics.

      HMG

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  20. Aww, thanks for the encouraging words, Heather. =)

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  21. I can eat a whole sleeve of thin mints...

    Good Post, Heather!!!

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  22. So true about people needing stories. I just try to focus on "creating great art," because focusing on all the other stuff all the time can make you crazy.

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  23. Trust me, I can eat a whole sleeve of Thin Mints and then another sleeve of Samoas!

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  24. Good points, Heather. Thanks for your kind and supportive words on my blog this week. I really appreciate it.

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  25. Thank you for your kind support, Heather.

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  26. The world does crave good stories. We need to keep that as our main focus. The other part can feel daunting, but the story making, that's what we do.
    Love the Thin Mints meme.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Mary at Play off the Page
    IWSG co-host

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  27. Yes, somehow we can make it happen. The world demands good stories and we are the suppliers.

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  28. Thanks for the inspiration! I can't eat even 2 thin mints. But I can eat a whole pile of home-made cookies :) Mostly, though, writing is fueled by coffee.

    Wandering late through the IWSG....Rebecca at The Ninja Librarian

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