IWSG December 2, 2020: Productive & Writing
IWSG December 2, 2020
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. 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 is @TheIWSG and hashtag #IWSG.
Co-hosts IWSG December 2, 2020
Pat Garcia, Sylvia Ney, Liesbet @ Roaming About Cathrina Constantine, and Natalie Aguirre!
December 2 question – Are there months or times of the year that you are more productive with your writing than other months, and why?
I don’t know. I think so, when I was younger, I think I was more productive in the fall, but now I stay productive slowing down some months a little. Winter is slower December to about March. Don’t know why, maybe winter blahs, more cloudy skies and less sunshine. I felt it more when I lived in Texas, than I do here in Florida.
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Prepare those pitches!
#IWSGPit is next month – January 20.
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IWSG December 2, 2020
IWSG Goodreads Book Club
Our book club is changing things up!
We 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…
Ghost 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.
Preparing to Write Settings that Feel Like Characters by J Lenni Dorner. This will be our writing craft book, with a focus on settings.
Discussion Day for both books will be February 24, 2021!
JOIN US at IWSG Goodreads Book Club.
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Congratulations on your new book! Just going now to Amazon to check it out. Your comment that we need to write about CONFLICT generated by characters’ choices and actions resonated with me. Thank you, and may 2021 bring you many new readers.
January 6, 2021 @ 12:50
Good luck on your new book! Agreed with your comments about why you stop reading.
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December 9, 2020 @ 09:28
I’m not sure if I’m ever really productive anymore. Things just get done when they get done.
December 4, 2020 @ 08:03
I’m hoping to get more done this winter when I don’t have yard work.
L. Diane Wolfe
December 4, 2020 @ 07:53
I think my answer should’ve been I’m not productive at any time.
Alex J. Cavanaugh
December 3, 2020 @ 20:06
I love cold weather, so winter energizes me.