IWSG AUGUST 1, 2018
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.
The 2018 Annual IWSG Anthology Contest
Word count: 3500-6000
Genre: Young Adult Romance
A Masquerade can be a false show or pretense, someone pretending to be someone they aren’t. It can be a ball, a fancy dress party, it can be a mask. Open to interpretation.
Submissions accepted: September 5 – November 4, 2018
How to enter: Send your polished, formatted (Double spaced, no page numbers), previously unpublished story to admin @ insecurewriterssupportgroup.com before the deadline passes. Please include your contact details, your social links, and if you are part of the Blogging, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter IWSG group.
Judging: The IWSG admins will create a shortlist of the best stories. The shortlist will then be sent to our official judges who will be announced September 5.
Prizes: The winning stories will be edited and published by Freedom Fox Press next year in the IWSG anthology. Authors will receive royalties on books sold, both print and eBook. The top story will have the honor of giving the anthology its title.
Our book selection for August/September is:
The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr
This one is for our memoir writers and anyone who has ever thought of writing a memoir. The discussion will start September 19th and will go to the end of the month, but it will be up indefinitely, so you can hop in whenever you’re able. Join Us.
Book club members have the chance to win a paperback copy of Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell. This is a used copy, but it’s in great condition. To enter, go to this Rafflecopter Form.
Book club members have the chance to win a paperback copy of Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell. This is a used copy, but it’s in great condition.
To enter, go to this Rafflecopter Form.
One winner will be randomly selected on August 8th, and Chrys Fey will email the winner to get mailing details. All info will be kept private.
September 19th, Join Us.
The IWSG/WEP COLLABORATION
The Insecure Writer’s Support Group has entered into a new partnership with the Write…Edit…Publish Challenge (aka WEP) which is the brainchild of Denise Covey, a long-standing IWSG member, who runs this challenge with her wonderful team.
WEP is a free online writing/creative community.
Choose from the following formats: FLASH FICTION, POETRY, NON-FICTION, ARTWORK, PHOTO ESSAYS
- SUBMIT your name to the Inlinkz list that will be provided on the WEP blog. The list opens 01 August which is TODAY!
2. CREATE your entry for the August challenge – CHANGE OF HEART
3. EDIT your entry
4. POST your entry on your blog/face book page on August 15 – state feedback preferences
5. READ other entries, giving feed back
ALL GENRES WELCOME except erotica – 1,000 words maximum.
Visit the WEP site for more information.
OPTIONAL IWSG Day Question:
STOP! Procrastination, Perfectionism, Fear! Butt In Chair Writing. Just Do IT! Send your inner critic on vacation and tell him/her they will have plenty of work to do once the first draft is finished, after all, the editor/critic cannot play on a blank page. Tell’em you will give them a whole story world to play in if they will hush until the end. For the editor/critic, it will feel like they won the lottery.
Give yourself permission to write crap. If you don’t write that first draft you have nothing to work with, edit or market. You can’t sell or share a blank page. Remember write first. You have to have a book to market it.
You write alone BUT it takes team effort and support to market and sell a book, so build your network and give back when you can.
As for the rest, I am still on the journey, but I take every opportunity to learn, network and listen to good advice and direction. I am learning also how to make myself take the actions I need on the sage advice and JUST DO IT!
Just finished my plot board and outline and the writing begins or maybe I should say starts again.
NEXT STORYTIME BLOG HOP OCTOBER 31ST, 2018
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