Wednesday, 3 September 2014

IWSG: Three-year Anniversary



It's the first Wednesday of the month, and time for members of the Insecure Writer's Support Group to share their writerly insecurities. The group was started by Alex J. Cavanaugh, and those interested in joining in can visit www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com for more information.

And as fate would have it, today just happens to be the group's three-year anniversary. Hard to believe its been that long already. I've only been posting as part of the group for two of those three years, but even that feels just like yesterday. How time flies, huh?

Anyways, to commemorate three years of providing support to one another, all members of the IWSG are being asked to contribute writing, publishing or marketing advice to a writer's guidebook. The book is to be published by the end of the year, and made freely available on online retailers like Amazon.

I have never contributed or taken part in any crowd-sourced projects like this before, which is probably why I am a little bit on the fence at the moment. Plus I've never really considered myself a fountain of knowledge when it comes to writing or marketing. But those that wish to contribute can do so by posting their contribution during next month's round of IWSG posts.

Have you decided to contribute? If so, have you decided exactly what you'd be contributing?

13 comments:

  1. I hope you do contribute! You're the author of multiple books and I'm sure you'll have great tips to contribute. It'll also be a great way for us to highlight so many authors.

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    1. When you put it that way, it does sound rather tempting. :D

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  2. I love the IWSG. I think it's a wonderful way to connect writers and help us know we're not alone when we're feeling hopeless. And I definitely plan to contribute!

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    1. Sweet. Can't wait to read your contribution. :)

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  3. You're better at it than I am. You have worthwhile thoughts to share.

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    1. Well, I'm pretty sure you've got worthwhile thoughts and processes to share too. :)

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  4. I seem to have had a hiccup in space and time, and I'm only just getting round to IWSG posts now. Oops.

    I feel the same - that I don't have any knowledge worth sharing. It feels like everything I've achieved so far as been by accident. I expect there are several very prolific writers who feel the same way, though.

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    1. The IWSG has snuck up on me a couple of times in the past too, so I know precisely how you feel. :)

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  5. I think we all sort of have these self-doubts about whether we have something worthwhile to share. But we do. We've all learned and grown in our craft and have useful information to share. You never know what piece of information or experience gained, might resonate with someone else and might be just what they need to hear.

    This sounds like such a great project! :)

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    1. You're right, Lora. We all start out as newbies, but gain experience along the way, and from those that went before us. :)

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