IWSG OCTOBER 3, 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How to enter: Send your polished, formatted (Double spaced, no page numbers), previously unpublished story to admin @ insecurewriterssupportgroup.com before the deadline passes.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 OCTOBER/NOVEMBER IS:
This one is for VOICE. The discussion will start on October 17th 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.
October 17th, Join Us Here.
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
1. SUBMIT your name to the list below NOW
2. CREATE your entry for the October challenge – Déjà vu or Voodoo. Go HERE for further ideas
3. EDIT your entry, making sure ‘WEP’ is in the TITLE
4. PUBLISH your entry onto your BLOG or FACEBOOK page on the date shown – state feedback preferences
5. Leave a COMMENT on the WEP website. We add your DirectLink
6. READ other entries, giving feedback as requested
7 SHARE THE CHALLENGE on social media.
ALL GENRES WELCOME except erotica – 1,000 words maximum
FURTHER ENQUIRIES VISIT www.writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com and leave a comment or: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Writing–I don’t do so well when life falls apart, but I don’t stop cold turkey either. It’s a struggle. I do better some months than others. I keep trying and at times extend myself further than my mindset can actually deal with taking on too much BUT I do get something done. Every step forward, no matter how small, matters because I am moving forward even if I am an inchworm.
The second part of the question: My MUSE absolutely refuses to let me write my emotions at least in a journal. Muse doesn’t like feeling my emotions when writing and trying to express them to the left brain to transcribe.
However, having empathy with the emotions I have experienced (past tense) is not the same thing as experiencing them while writing them. Muse can do that, pretty well, normally.
Expressing through a character can be difficult but sometimes I surprise myself. Does it help me? I don’t know, but sometimes it does make the story better. The kicker is I can’t do it very often until after whatever the cause is over or I have some distance from it.
I think I have these struggles because my writing has always come from a happy place and then my enthusiasm writing Star Wars fan fiction RPG. Many of my characters had their birth in role play. I have created so many. It is easy to tap them and recreate them. I really got to know these characters while playing. That is not to say I don’t create new ones. I do. But I learned how to create strong characters playing SW RPG, and honestly, they feel like old friends and I miss them sometimes.
I did something surprising this last two weeks. I created a middle-grade outline fantasy adventure off the top of my head while trying to create a flash fiction story with the theme of snow. I have never written nor read a lot of middle-grade. It just sort of emerged. So this may be a future novel. And yeah, I still have to write the flash fiction piece starting over, lol. Pulling Teeth.
The early-bird price for HTWAN is available only until October 5th. That is Friday. It will never be this low again, nor the huge 80% discount on the content edit by Holly Lisle’s editor and husband Matt. In fact, the discounted content edit will not be offered again to any class. One time only for this early bird special as Holly creates 37 weeks of lessons. The discounted content edit alone is worth the price of the course.
I am excited. And YES, I’m in. Already working on the first lesson and learned a wonderful new technique. This is not a class Holly has already done. You can read a quote from Holly about that-click the link above. The orange button on that page will take you to the early-bird price.
If you want the lowest price ever and the discounted content edit last chance for both. Grab it by Oct. 5th. It will never be this low again and the price will go up significantly once all 37 lessons are built compared to what it is now. This is a self-paced course so there is no getting behind and you have lifetime access. The community is worth the price of admission to me, but you can join that free. Just create an account.
This class is for all levels of writers: for the beginner, the intermediate, and the advance novelist.
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