IWSG Publication & Encouragement

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

It's time for another posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Today, and on the first Wednesday of every month, we release our fears to the world and offer encouragement to those who are feeling unsure about their writing.

 If you can, do visit some new blogs as your encouragement may be just the thing a discouraged writer needs. Alex's co-hosts for this month are Heather Gardner, T. Drecker from Kidbits, Eva E. Solar at Lilicasplace, and Patsy Collins.  

Don’t forget to check out the IWSG Facebook group and the IWSG Critique Circle.

Today, I'm sharing words of encouragement from a revered writer.

Be sure to also get your copy of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group Guide to Publishing and Beyond!

Tapping into the expertise of over a hundred talented authors from around the globe, The IWSG Guide to Publishing and Beyond contains something for every writer. Whether you are starting out and need tips on the craft of writing, looking for encouragement as an already established author, taking the plunge into self-publishing, or seeking innovative ways to market and promote your work, this guide is a useful tool. Compiled into three key areas of writing, publishing, and marketing, this valuable resource offers inspirational articles, helpful anecdotes, and excellent advice on dos and don'ts that we all wish we knew when we first started out on this writing journey.

Available –

IWSG sites
Website – http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/
Facebook Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/IWSG13/
Facebook Critique Circle Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/IWSGCC/

Do you have any insecurity today as it pertains to your writing? Have you downloaded your #free copy of the publishing guide? If not, what are you waiting for? Go download your copy!


  1. An excellent quote, Joy, and one that comes with perfect timing. Thanks!

    1. It's a timely reminder for me too, Joylene. Thanks for dropping in.

  2. Congrats to everyone who made the collection possible; I'll certainly get the book.

  3. Thank you for the reminder to visit some new blogs. I'm going to do that right now!!

    Be well and Happy IWSG Day,


  4. Oooooo. Most excellent advice, Joy.

  5. Such a great quote, we have to look beyond ourselves in all things including writing. Happy IWSG.

  6. Wonderful, wonderful quote. It puts everything into perspective.
    Thanks for sharing, Joy.
    Hope you've recovered from NaNo?

  7. That's right - no one will ever appreciate our words as much as we do, but that's all right.

  8. God that is so true. I've had to tell myself that so many times. Thanks for sharing.

  9. The quote by Joyce is so true! We can't expect readers to have the same feelings and thoughts about our books as we do. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Loved the quote - I pinned it. :) And I've seen this awesome book everywhere today. Hey for IWSG X


  11. Great quote. My biggest insecurity is that I've taken on more than I can handle.

  12. I got the guide and am so stoked to read it. Can't wait to see what ideas I get from it.

  13. Thanks so much for sharing that quote. Very inspirational.

  14. Hi Joy. I hope you are having a good month.

  15. You also have a great quote of the day! So true. No one loves our "baby" as much as we do. We need to write it and share it anyway!
    Play off the Page

  16. Great quote. I love Joyce Carol Oats!

  17. Thanks for that wonderful quote, Joy :). Great encouragement from a great writer!


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