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 – and return comments. This group is all about connecting!
This month’s optional question:
What’s harder to do, coming up with your book title or writing the blurb?
Honestly, I think they are both difficult!
I find titles difficult to come up with as a whole. I have taken Kathy Fish’s advice and have used deleted lines as titles. I love a title that makes sense only after you read the whole piece. I do feel that type of title needs its own special name. One of the aspects I love about flash fiction is that the title can be much longer than other types of fiction.
I have only had to write a blurb a handful of times and it because it was new it took a while for me to accomplish. For one project, I have refined the blurb over several rewritings but am still not happy with it so the revisions continue. Such is the life of a writer.
This month I am working on two projects at the same time during NANOWRIMO. I am working lightly on a romance novel and also on some flash pieces using Nancy Stohlman’s Flash Nano prompts. I am just having fun with both projects.