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:

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

    Wow! Love 'your' books on that bookshelf!


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

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

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  4. 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.

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

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  6. 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!

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

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  8. Everyone does have something to contribute, so please do!

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  9. 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.

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

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  11. What an awesome idea. You guys rock!

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

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

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  14. 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.

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

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  16. 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. :)

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  17. Love the idea of the collaboration by and for writers.

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  18. 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

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  19. 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!

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

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

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

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  23. That's a great shelfie picture!

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  24. Nice shelfie!

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

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

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  26. 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.

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

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  28. 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.

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  29. Happy Anniversary to the IWSG!

    Best of luck on your next book!

    Love your SHELFIE!!!

    Heather

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

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

    Best wishes with your book! :)

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

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

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

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

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

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  37. 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.

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  38. 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!

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

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

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  41. 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!

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

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  43. 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. :)

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  44. 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!

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  45. Love the shelf! Wish mine was like this!

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

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  47. 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.

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

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  49. 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.

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  50. Love the idea of a Shelfie Blog Hop :)

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  51. 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.

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  52. 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! :)

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

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

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  55. 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.

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  56. 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

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

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