Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The Insecure Writer's Support Group Anniversary

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group, hosted by Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh. Don’t forget to check out the Facebook IWSG, too.

Today marks three years since the very first IWSG post. Next month marks one year since the The Insecure Writer’s Support Group site and Facebook group opened. And we’d like you to help us celebrate!

The IWSG Team is putting together an eBook that will benefit all writers - The IWSG Guide to Publishing and Beyond. And we invite all IWSG members, Facebook members, and followers to contribute.

Here are the details:

The three topics will be writing, publishing, and marketing.

Each contribution needs to be between 200 and 1000 words. Focus on one of those three aspects and give us your best tip or procedure. The essay can include bullet points, top ten lists, and recommendations. (Websites, software, books, etc.)

You can either post it for your October 1 IWSG post or email it directly. TheIWSG@gmail.com or alexjcavanaugh@earthlink.net (Since the length can go over the standard IWSG post length.) Include a one sentence byline and a link to your site. Also state that you give us permission to use it in the book and which topic it falls under. (We will only edit for misspellings and grammar mistakes.)

All submissions need to be sent or posted by October 2, 2014. We will compile them into an eBook and aim for an early December release. The book will be free and available for all eReaders.

Thank you for making the IWSG such a huge success!!


And on that note, I will be taking most of September off to work on my next book.

I’ll be back September 8th to post my sunflower for Remembering Tina Downey

And I’ll post on September 22 for Alex J. Cavanaugh’s Underrated Treasures Blogfest.





I did want to post for the Shelfie Blog Hop before then, though.

Hosted by Tara Tyler Heather M. Gardner, Christine Rains, Vikki Biram, CD Coffelt, M.J. Fifield, Elizabeth Seckman, and Rena Rocford

Although I could barely get them all on one shelf so the covers could be seen! Yes, they really are that full and overflowing.




58 comments:

SittieCates said...

Hi,L. Diane! It sure is great to be part of this group. Happy 3rd year!

Wow! Love 'your' books on that bookshelf!


Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome bookshelf. Hope you get tons of writing done this month.

Annalisa Crawford said...

The book is a great idea, although I still maintain that I don't know anything worth sharing. I'll be reading it though :-)

Nick Wilford said...

Your books look great sitting there!

I'd love to contribute to the anthology, although I feel inadequate next to the wisdom that is sure to be on show. I'll have a think though!

Good luck with your writing this month.

Melanie Schulz said...

Look at that shelf--you're a woman after my own heart!

SA Larsenッ said...

Can't believe it's that anniversary already. I swear times spins faster the older we get.

Best of luck with your time off to finish your next book!

Mason Canyon said...

Great photo of the bookshelf. The IWSG has been a great help to so many. Wishing continued success.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Everyone does have something to contribute, so please do!

Southpaw HR Sinclair said...

That's a nice spread of books!

We can be non-blogging buddy's this month. Well, not non-blogging, but reduce-blogging sounds weird.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Love the selfie shelf. Even taking September off, you have a number of busy blog days. Exciting announcement today for IWSG!

Karen Walker said...

What an awesome idea. You guys rock!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

We're going to rock it!
Thanks for mentioning my blogfest.

Stephen Tremp said...

Cool book shelf! I'm off to sigh up for the Selfie Blog Hop now.

Elsie Amata said...

My heart is heavy. I was off Blogger last week. This is the first I read about Tina. What a beautiful way to remember her.

Carol Kilgore said...

Get tons done on your book! I'll be promoting all month.

David P. King said...

This is especially good to see after my over-month long hiatus. Some good hops are coming and a day for Tina is super appropriate. Now I need to come up with a good IWSG post for next month. :)

cleemckenzie said...

Love the idea of the collaboration by and for writers.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

The ebook sounds like a great idea. Love your shelf. I'm doing the sunflower for Tina as well and who doesn't want to participate in a hop hosted by the captain? Remember the Follow Fest by Melissa is in September too.
IWSG Co-Host

Michelle Wallace said...

I'm also doing the Sunflower post for Tina, as well as the Big C Bloghop/anthology for Melissa Bradley which is over at Michael Di Gesu's blog.
That shelfie is awesome! Look at all your books on display - you rock!

Diane Burton said...

The book sounds like a great project. This group is awesome! Such wonderful support.

Lisa said...

Happy 3rd anniversary! I'm getting my post ready today for the 8th...

Sarah Foster said...

Nice shelfie! I love the book idea, but I feel like I don't have enough experience to contribute.

Chrys Fey said...

That's a great shelfie picture!

M Pax said...

Nice shelfie!

The IWSG has been a great thing. I'll most likely contribute... will have to decide what...

Al Diaz said...

Love that cover for the IWSG book!
Already got my sunflowers for Tina's tribute.
Dragon hugs!

Mark Means said...

That's a nice looking shelf and I can't believe IWSG is three years old. It seems like just last month when I joined....wow.

Emma Adams said...

Three years... how time flies! Love the shelf photo! :)

shelly said...

So much going on. And I miss Tina. She emailed me quite a bit. I never knew how sick she really was. She never led on.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Happy Anniversary to the IWSG!

Best of luck on your next book!

Love your SHELFIE!!!

Heather

Nicki Elson said...

The shelfie bloghop---that's so cute. Have fun finishing up that story!

Karen Lange said...

Happy 3 years to IWSG! It's a wonderful group.

Best wishes with your book! :)

Jemi Fraser said...

What a great idea!
Love your shelf - enjoy your writing time! :)

Lynda R Young said...

Ha! I love your shelfie.
Yay for the IWSG!!!

Editors At Work said...

Yay! for three years! I love reading the IWSG posts all the time!

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

The bookshelf looks great!
Enjoy the month and your story! Good luck! :)

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

The bookshelf looks great!
Enjoy the month and your story! Good luck! :)

Dean K Miller said...

My "shelfie" wouldn't be quite as spectacular, but one day, maybe. I hope to contribute to the e-book. Congrats on a rockin' three years. I am so grateful for having found the ISWG a few months ago. Ya'll do so much good for us "insecures" out here.

Tara Tyler R said...

you are so awesome!
so much goodness here!
and i love the ebook of advice.

and your shelfie is super duper!

happy iwsg-anniversary hump day!

J.L. Campbell said...

Here's hoping you get lots of writing done during your time off.

Rhonda Albom said...

I joined a bit late, but happy to be a part of IWSG. The project sure is exciting.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, L. Diane....

Great news about the IWSG Guide! YAY!

Good luck on your writing this month... We'll miss you. I hope you can drop by my THE BIG C Bloghop on the 15th....

Melissa is looking so forward to it!

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi, Diane. I like your shelfie! I hope you find September to be a very productive month.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Nice shelfie pic! I love their placement near the Anne McCaffrey books. :)
Congrats on all your books!

I'm planning on taking part in the IWSG post/submission for next month. I have some ideas brewing already. :)

Yolanda Renee said...

Thanks for your kind words on my grammar blog. It's wonderful to know I'm not the only published writer that struggles with grammar. The one thing I do, is to slow down, review, read aloud several times and listen to the sentences. It helps, but will never replace skill - something I seem to have a mental block against learning. LOL
An ebook of tips is an awesome idea! Expect nothing less from such an awesome group of folks! Good luck with your next book!

Yolanda Renee said...

PS: Love the shelf!

Romance Reader said...

Love the shelf! Wish mine was like this!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I haven't been able to participate in IWSG for the past few months. I plan to come back for Oct. :)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Your shelfie is very impressive. I see many lovely books by a great author who spells it out in a very accessible way. I think her real name is Spunk, but she goes by L. Diane.

Have a productive September.

Elise Fallson said...

Good luck with your book, I hope September is productive for you. Excellent shelfie by the way. :)

Shannon Lawrence said...

Yay, loving that shelfie! I'm deciding what I want to write about for the book. Feels tricky when I don't know if someone else intends to write about the same thing.

Vanessa Morgan said...

Love the idea of a Shelfie Blog Hop :)

Georgina Morales said...

Yay! Congrats to the IWSG! I really enjoy being part of the group. I've met so many interesting and talented writers! I hope there'll be plenty of more anniversaries in the group's future.

Kristin Smith said...

The eBook sounds like a great resource! I'll have to think of something to contribute...

Good luck working on your book this month, it's sometimes nice to take a little break from blogging to immerse in writing. I love the shelfie pic of all your books! You have much to be proud of! :)

Medeia Sharif said...

Have a productive month and I look forward to October's IWSG posts.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Seeing your books on the shelf epitomizes the joy of what we do and why we do it. Yay, Diane.

Milo James Fowler said...

Great photo, Diane. I hope to have my first book in print within the next year or so. Currently, my body of printed work can only be found in anthologies.

Shah Wharton said...

Great shelfie pic! I've only go one so missed out on that blogfest but I have my underrated post ready to go! :)

shahwharton.com

Trisha F said...

How very awesome to have so many of your books in print there on your shelf! Great photo :)