What's New With #IWSG?

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

It’s another first Wednesday and the time when IWSGers post to share their insecurities and encourage each other on the writing journey. If you’re not part of this, but would like to be, sign up here.

Captain Alex's gracious hosts this month are JH Moncrieff, Madeline Mora-Summonte, Jen Chandler, Megan Morgan, and Heather Gardner!

#Optional question this month: Did you ever say “I quit”? If so, what happened to make you come back to writing? Do share

Haven’t quit writing as yet, but I used to step away for weeks at a time mainly due to work and life issues which left little time to plot or write. I did take a 20-year break, but up to today, I have no idea why I stopped writing. I hope I never remember because if I do and it wasn’t a good reason, I’ll probably kick myself for all the time I lost.

The IWSG Book Club pick this month is The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. We do hope you will be able to read and participate in the upcoming discussion. 

Guess what? We have another anthology coming!

The IWSG Guide to Writing for Profit

This will be a non-fiction book like our Guide to Publishing and Beyond.

What to write: Share experiences about making a profit as an author, what it takes to become a successful writer, the many skills a writer needs to learn other than writing, share the experience going from hobby writer to published author (without making it a self-promotion piece), the fallacies behind writing for profit, the little known facts learned along the way, what you wished you knew when you first started writing, or marketing tips based on experience of what has worked and what hasn't.

If you gave any questions, email us at admin AT insecurewriterssupportgroup.com

Word limit: 500-1000 words.

Submission eligibility: All members of the IWSG Blog Hop, IWSG Facebook group and/or members of our IWSG Goodreads Book Club. It's free to join any of these groups and a great benefit to be a part of these communities.

Deadline: July 31, 2017

Send your article to admin at insecurewriterssupportgroup.com as an attached Word document and note that says which IWSG group you have joined. Please include your name, a one line bio, and one website link.

***The BEST 100 articles will be included in the book!***

Will you be reading The Secret Garden? Have any ideas for submitting to the anthology? Have you ever quit writing? Do tell!


  1. If you don't remember why, then that's a good thing!

  2. I need to get started with The Secret Garden...

  3. I'm glad you picked up writing again. :)

  4. The Secret Garden was one of my favourite books as a kid! I'm looking forward to the discussion.

  5. I took a ten year break. It happens.

  6. Wow, 20 years is a long time to not write! Glad you picked it up again.

  7. Writing is definitely 'my thing' at the moment, in terms of my creative stuff. The one I'm managing to do some work on at least, unlike my music or my art.

  8. I've taken blocks of time off too. It's good to know that we can always come back to it.

  9. I took a year off, once. I think it's good not to look back.

  10. Your blog is well-run. As always, great reading articles. You helped me with advice!


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