Twitter is @TheIWSG Hashtag: #IWSG
INSECURE WRITER’S SUPPORT GROUP
Writer’s supporting, encouraging and learning from each other. Post on your own blog about your struggles, your triumphs, and your successes. Talk about your works in progress the good, the bad and the ugly or some other writing relating topic on your mind. Read others, interact, comment, and grow within this wonderful author community. Every month there is an optional question for those who may need help figuring out what to post about.
OPTIONAL IWSG Day Question:
Besides writing, what other creative outlets do you have?
Creative Outlets: I like to sketch, doodle, and color. I like to create websites and working with images. I like to make memes with quotes. I enjoy creating vision boards. I like playing at Canva.com making mock book covers. I like creating journals and trying different types. Here is a YouTube list of various types. I think I like the art journals the best and intend to try to make one in the future. Organizing things and clutter can be a creative endeavor such as new ways to manage space, pretty ways to store items, unique ways to use shelf space, and decorating ugly things that cannot be put away or hidden because you use them regularly. I admit I have not done any of that since I no longer have my own place and just rent a room. I have crochet and done paint by numbers but its been a few years since I have done the last two. In the past, I have made jewelry, scraped book, and created personal photo albums. I forgot to say I like to make dream catcher’s and Mandela’s.
ANGST: None. Just Nerves.
Fear is always knocking at the door, but if I don’t open the door and face it I will never get anywhere, right? I am hoping my new ventures will help me become more of a finisher. I know 2019 has already been a busy writing year with great possibility and change writing wise.
Vanessa Wells and I have teamed up to create anthologies we love to read. We just had our first call for submission for Grumpy Old Gods Volume One. Yes, volume one. We had over a hundred submissions. So many good stories but only room for ten. Dang it was hard, but because of the high quality of submissions we decided to do a Grumpy Old Gods Volume Two.
And then we decided, hey, if we are going to do more than one, lets give this a good go. We will be doing at least two more anthologies Faeries and Mermaids TBA sometime this year. So stay tuned. We will be doing a call for submission soon for Grumpy Old Gods Volume Two. Same criteria as the volume one.
We have set up a website and a newsletter. Storm Dance Publications website. If you would like to keep up with us and stay up to date and hear about our future anthologies and calls for submission this is our newsletter. Storm Dance Newsletter. Twitter.
A bit of trivia. We named it Storm Dance because she lives in Texas where tornado’s are frequent and I live in Florida where we go through hurricane season every year, June-November.
This has developed into something bigger than we both planned, but we are excited about it. We are learning a lot of new things, developing and honing new skills, and becoming more focused.
It has been fun sharing the experience and doing it with someone else. I think we inspire each other. I know she inspires me and helps me direct my focus. Thank you, Vanessa.
WANT TO BE A FEATURED GUEST IN MY AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT?
Author Spotlight Guidelines
LET ME KNOW HOW I CAN HELP
Storytime Quarterly Blog Hop April 24th, Wed.
Links Due: April 19th, Friday
RULES & GUIDELINES
IWSG Goodreads Book Club Selection: FEBRUARY/MARCH IS:
This book was chosen by members for setting, so that will be the focus of the our discussion memorable ways settings was used within the story and what we learned. The discussion will start on March 20th and will go to the end of the month, but it will be up indefinitely, so you can hop in whenever you’re able.
2019 has brought a lot updates and changes in the way we are doing IWSG Book club. I think you will like them. Find out about the changes here.
March 20th Join Us Here.
Cover Reveal IWSG Anthology
Masquerade: Oddly Suited
Find love at the ball…
Can a fake dating game show lead to love? Will a missing key free a clock-bound prince? Can a softball pitcher and a baseball catcher work together? Is there a vampire living in Paradise, Newfoundland? What’s more important—a virtual Traveler or a virtual date to the ball?
Ten authors explore young love in all its facets, from heartbreak to budding passion.
Featuring the talents of L.G. Keltner, Jennifer Lane, C.D. Gallant-King, Elizabeth Mueller, Angela Brown, Myles Christensen, Deborah Solice, Carrie-Anne Brownian, Anstice Brown, and Chelsea Marie Ballard.
Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these ten tales will mystify and surprise even as they touch your heart. Don your mask and join the party…
Masquerade: Oddly Suited
An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology
Release date – April 30, 2019
Young Adult Fiction: Romance – General/Paranormal/Contemporary
Print ISBN 9781939844644
EBook ISBN 9781939844651
Alone in a Room with Invisible People!
Alone in a Room with Invisible People is a podcast focusing on topics related to writing, revising and publishing fiction. Weekly episodes on iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | YouTube | Spotify The podcast is 100% free and sponsored only by Holly’s WritingClasses.com. (not an affiliate link)
Do you like podcasts about writing? Then you will love this one. I do!
Writer’s Gambit January Author Spotlights
Used this story for Storytime from 2016 to get some reader input opinion and interest for story stats.
Writer’s Gambit Newsletter
Sign up to stay up to date and hear about my news. Bonus background desktop on sign up.