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IWSG Insecure Writer’s Support Group July 7th Blog Hop
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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 help 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—and return comments. This group is all about connecting!
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Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
July 7 IWSG Co-hosts
July 7th optional question – What would make you quit writing?
Lots of stuff has made me quit for a season, BUT nothing can make me quit forever. There is a need to tell a story that bugs me. Besides, I miss my characters and worlds. AND, then I get to thinking what if I just kept at it? I mean, if I had never stopped I would be so much farther along now. The progress I have made to date surprises even me. So, I will put my best foot forward and keep on writing, and when obstacles appear I will find my way around them and pray that the universe and God want me to stay an author/writer too.
I am an author! You should say it out loud to yourself every day. The only one stopping you is YOU! Heard that saying, “Life will find a way.” The quote is from Jurassic Park movie and some other source I don’t remember.
Well, writers will find a way.
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The Seventh Annual IWSG Anthology Contest
Submissions accepted: May 7–September 1, 2021
Overall, your story should be clean of offensive material, including profanity, vulgarity, excessive violence, or sexually explicit or suggestive scenes. Elements in your story should focus on romance, not on sex, which should be kept “behind closed doors.”
The overall plot should lead to a positive and uplifting outcome, also known as “happily ever after.”
Absolutely no erotica or pornography.
This is the basic definition of ROMANCE from RWA (Romance Writer’s of America):
Definition: Two basic elements comprise every romance novel: a central love story and an emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending. A Central Love Story: The main plot centers around individuals falling in love and struggling to make the relationship work. A writer can include as many subplots as he/she wants as long as the love story is the primary focus of the novel (or Short Story). An Emotionally Satisfying and Optimistic Ending: In a romance, the lovers who risk and struggle for each other and their relationship are rewarded with emotional justice and unconditional love.