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
December 2 optional question - Are there months or times of the year that you
are more productive with your writing than other months, and why?
The awesome co-hosts for the December 2 posting of the IWSG are Pat Garcia, Sylvia Ney, Liesbet @ Roaming About, Cathrina Constantine, and Natalie Aguirre!
Lots to talk about in our final month of 2020 so let's get to it!!
We would be honored if you guys would help The #IWSG - The Insecure Writer's Support Group make the list again!
The next #IWSGPit will be in January 20, 2021
8:00 am - 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
Create a Twitter-length pitch for your completed and polished manuscript
and leave room for genre, age, and the hashtag. On January 20, 2021,
Tweet your pitch. If your pitch receives a favorite/heart from a
publisher/agent check their submission guidelines and send your
IWSG BOOK CLUB ON GOODREADS:
book club is changing things up!
will have quarterly book selections now, giving us more time to read. We will
also have one fiction book selection and one writing craft book selection.
Members can read both or choose between them. Finally, we won’t be offering 5
optional discussion questions anymore. Instead, we will be utilizing the polls
that our members enjoy, so there will be one poll question for the fiction book
and one for the non-fiction book on Discussion Day.
December/January/February reads are…
Light by Joseph O'Connor, a
book written in second person. Since many readers haven’t read a book in second
person, and many writers haven’t written in second person, we figured this is a
great chance to explore something new.
to Write Settings that Feel Like Characters by J Lenni Dorner.
This will be our writing craft book, with a focus on settings.
Day for both books will be February 24, 2021!
How can you connect with the #IWSG?
~~~~~~~~POSSIBLE SPOILER AHEAD~~~~~~~~
After 15 seasons, Supernatural has ended. In my opinion, it was not an ending that reflected all the amazing work the cast and crew had accomplished for 15 years together. Part of the blame goes to COVID, which has screwed up just about everything on the planet.
But, I can't blame it all on a virus. Decisions were made about the characters, and the paths they took, that were just ... wrong.
Meanwhile, one of my favorite shows is over and I'm feeling a little bereft. I know I'll see these guys soon in other shows, but I will miss this one tremendously. Thank you to the cast and crew of Supernatural. It's been amazing.
It's been a tough year. Everything changed for everyone in the blink of an eye. Lots of sadness and disbelief. In the US, lots of failed leadership.
There is always hope.
We are too stubborn to put up with this shit for much longer. Things will get better.
Whatever you celebrate in December, may it be safe, happy, and warm.