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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

IWSG - The Book!!!

This is my December post for Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group, a lovely group of writers helping and inspiring other writers.  To read more from this amazing group, click here.


I almost didn’t get this post written in time, but for good reason.  I downloaded The Insecure Writers Support Group Guide to Publishing and Beyond and started reading.  Do you have your copy yet?  No? What are you waiting for?  The book is chock-full of outstanding writing from talented folks who offer helpful and actionable suggestions about how to move forward in writing-related endeavors.

Monday evening, I’d slotted time to write this IWSG post but instead, I stayed up late reading the guide, and learning.  How could I not?  What a plum!  Over one hundred writers have contributed how-to and inspirational essays designed to help other writers, no matter where they are in the journey.  The depth and breadth of this publication made me step back and say, “Wow.”  

For three years, members of IWSG have been imparting wisdom and encouragement on a monthly basis.  Now there's a one-stop resource filled with similar support, I can turn to anytime.  Yippee! So today, like so many others, I want to thank Alex Cavanaugh and all the folks who helped him create this awesome anthology.  Please visit each of them and let them know how much their efforts have meant!


And, as a bonus, if you're interested in branding yourself as a writer, here's an intriguing take that will help you to do it like Hemingway, or Parker, or Fitzgerald...or Austen, or you!.

15 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

If you were busy reading, that means you didn't have time to be insecure! That's awesome to hear it kept you up late reading.
Thanks for being a part of the group all these years. Wow, years. That doesn't seem possible!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

That's a great blurb/shout out for the book - it made you stay up late reading, it made you step back and say "wow!" :)

Karen Walker said...

Yes, the team did an amazing job with this guide. So so grateful.

Kittie Howard said...

What a great testimony! Once my new Kindle arrives, I'm getting a copy!

cleemckenzie said...

I'm reading that book a little at a time. You're right. It's an awesome anthology.

Morgan said...

I think this anthology is SUCH a cool thing. Can't wait to read it!!!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

What a wonderful shout out for the book. Glad you found it so interesting.

Stephanie Faris said...

It's amazing enough that so many writers have come together to form this group--but the fact that they've created a book to continue to help each other is amazing!

debi o'neille said...

Sounds like a book every writer needs on the shelf, or Kindle. :-)
Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

Feather Stone said...

Let's hope the book goes viral and lands on every reader's reference shelf.

Joanne said...

sounds like a good source But then it comes to putting down resources, and actually typing words. I used to avoid writing because I was "studying", then I had to face myself. Continued good luck in your writing journey

emaginette said...

I'm so looking forward to it too.

Anna from Shout with Emaginette

Nick Wilford said...

Yes, it was a brilliant idea and I was glad to contribute to such a useful resource!

Robin said...

Branding. In some ways writers have it over actors and singers (and the like) because through their work much of their "take on life" is already revealed. So, if they are snarky in novel it's acceptable to be snarky in life. Wheras, actors often cannot be themselves... because they are always so busy being someone else. And that could "upset" their brand.

Empty Nest Insider said...

The IWSG Guide is a treasure trove for writers! I know that I'll continue to refer to it again and again. Great shout-out to the authors! They worked tirelessly to put this wonderful anthology together! I enjoyed your piece too, Liza!

Julie