It’s the first Wednesday in September, and in my monthly Email Connect, I’m writing about fake news, but here I’m extolling #IWSG, which doesn’t do fake news. Here’s what this group is all about:
“The Insecure Writer’s Support Group is a website media business with affiliates to enhance our service to visitors. We are a home for writers in all stages; from unpublished to bestsellers. Our goal is to offer assistance and guidance. We want to help writers overcome their insecurities, and by offering encouragement we are creating a community of support.” Alex J. Cavanaugh
What publishing path are you considering, or what one did you take, and why?
Remember, the question is optional!
Please visit the awesome co-hosts for the September 5. Here they are:
I’m skipping the question this month because most of my readers have already heard about my “journey.” I don’t want to bore you with a rehash.
But here’s something un-boring: Sharpen your computer keys and get cracking. It’s anthology contest time. This one is YA romance and the theme is Masquerade. It should be great fun and I’m sure there are going to be a lot of amazing entries. Jump in and I hope your story is chosen.
Submissions accepted: September 5 – November 4, 2018
How to enter: Send your polished, formatted (Double spaced, no page numbers), previously unpublished story to [email protected] insecurewriterssupportgroup.com before the deadline passes.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.
I miss doing my Featured Author each month, but while I’m not doing that I am giving some authors a shout out in my Email Connect and here on the IWSG First Wednesday. Here’s one of Bish Denham’s books. To see all of her work, click HERE.
I’ve been adjusting to life as a single person since May, and the ups and downs of doing that have kept me busy; however, I am slowly coming back to writing. I even managed 1,000 words on a manuscript yesterday. Of course, I haven’t read them today, so I could wind up with closer to 50 that I like. Oh well, baby steps it is.
I’m starting to reconnect with the writing community a bit and will put in an appearance at J.Q. Rose’s Focused on Story September 12. Then in October, I’ve been invited to an all-day writer event at the Monterey County Library. I’ll be on a panel and teaching a workshop.
This will give me a chance to do a bit of promo for Some Very Messy Medieval Magic, and that will be fun. I don’t have all of the details yet, but will share them when I do.
Quote of the Month: “Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.”
― John Green,