Wednesday, January 07, 2015

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group and Introducing Spunk On A Stick

It’s time for another edition of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group, founded by Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh.

The writing has been slow the past few months. However, I did take on a special project that turned out a hundred times better than I thought it would. So much more, I’m in the process of packaging this option and offering it to many others. If this new business direction takes off, it could be a grand new adventure in my career. I’ll still keep writing, but this could be something fun that would benefit others.

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group admins also decided it would be a good day for members to introduce themselves.

I’m known as “Spunk On A Stick” and I’m a member of the National Speakers Association. I conduct seminars on book publishing, promoting & marketing, websites & blogs, leadership, and goal-setting, and I offer book formatting and author consultation. I’m the author of seven books, including the non-fiction How to Publish & Promote Your Book Now and Overcoming Obstacles with SPUNK, plus the YA/NA series, The Circle of Friends.

In addition to my blog, you can find me here:
Website
Twitter
Facebook
The Circle of Friends


I'm also a professional photographer by trade and love B&W photography. I have a thing for cats, Despicable Me minions, and Hammy the Squirrel!

I want my cookie!

63 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

Love learning more about everyone. Glad you have a project that you're so excited about.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Great intro, Diane!

No mention of roller coasters? :)

Loni Townsend said...

I totally relate to Hammy. :)

I'm glad to hear that your project turned out really well. Best of luck with it, and I wish you great success!

Karen Walker said...

Your new project sounds intriguing, Diane. Can't wait to hear more.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hope your new project is a big success!

annehiga.com said...

Diane, I love what you love! Hope all goes well!

Yolanda Renee said...

Can't wait to hear about the new project! Congratulations, and good luck! With 7 books under your belt, you can tackle new things without stress!
Envy your mastery of speaking!

Joss said...

lots of people seem to have exciting new projects planned this year. It's great! Can't wait to hear more about yours.

Diane Burton said...

Best wishes on your new project.

Elsie Amata said...

I wish you all the best on your project. I love that you're helping others (you do that on here too.) I also love the minions. They're just so cute. But lately, I've been into the Lego movie. I've watched it three times. It's just that adorable!

Elsie

Annalisa Crawford said...

Minions are cool. I want one! Your new project sounds intriguing.

I totally missed that we were supposed to write about ourselves, so I've remained an enigma :-)

E.E. Giorgi said...

congratulations on your new project and best of luck with it!! I'm also a photographer and always interested in meeting new photographers. Do you have a photography website?

SittieCates said...

I love the Despicable Me minions, too.

Lots of luck on your new project!

sydneyaaliyah.com said...

I've known you for while and didn't realize you offered formatting services. My goal is to lean how to format. Any tips would be appreciated. Nice to get to know more about you. Have a great 2015.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Best wishes on your new project!!! And, great intro!

emaginette said...

I think black and white portraits capture the essence of a person and love them to bits. I hope your new adventure brings you much happiness and success. :-)

Here's my link if you'd like to drop by :-)

Anna from Shout with Emaginette

Sarah Foster said...

Hope everything goes well with your new project!!

Elizabeth Hein said...

Great to learn a bit more about you!

~Sia McKye~ said...

Being mostly offline in December, I didn't see the part about introducing yourself, lol! Hey, I feel good about just getting an article up there. :-) Writing has been a bit slow for me as well but I have been involved with several non-fiction endeavors by request that have my mind working again. I'm comfortable with non-fiction and creating content for seminars etc. I just need to find my comfort level again in my creative writing side and getting back on track with my blogging etc.

I love seeing your pictures and always enjoy your tips and suggestions. I learn a lot from your blog.

Sia McKye Over Coffee

Mary Aalgaard said...

I also like B&W photos. Do you still use film at times? Enjoy all your new projects and adventures in 2015!
Play off the Page

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I love all things cats, love B&W photography, and belonging to IWSG. Nice to hear more about you, Diane. You are definitely multi-talented.

cleemckenzie said...

You like all the right things, Diane. Good for you. I still love reading Spunk on a Stick. That was a brilliant title.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

You are such a multi-talented person and I've missed seeing your pictures.

Rachna Chhabria said...

I am enjoying getting to know everyone better. Good luck with your new project.

Chrys Fey said...

Yay for a new project turning out better than expected! That's great. And Hammy is cute!

SA Larsenッ said...

I loved hearing about your new project potentially turning into something much bigger, especially that it helps others. You RAWK! Your positive news has lifted my spirits, today. Thank you.

Sandra Almazan said...

Nice to meet you!

Bish Denham said...

Anyone who doesn't love Hammy must have a screw loose! Looking forward to learning about your new direction.

M Pax said...

Can't wait to hear about the new project. It sounds exciting.

Clarissa Draper said...

I like the IWSG them this month. It's nice to remember who everyone is and what their background is.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Good luck on your new endeavor. Promoting our books is the very hardest thing for me.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I failed to do that!

David P. King said...

I like new projects! Writing has been slow for me, too. It's starting to pick up again. Winter is my most productive season, for some reason. Must be the lack of outdoor activities and chores. Wishing you a Happy New Year with much success! :)

Emma Adams said...

Good luck with your new project! :)

dolorah said...

Awesome, good luck with your new adventures. Didn't know you had so many creative things you do.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, L. Diane,

Happy 2015! Sounds like you are off to an amazing start! ALL the best!

Keep us posted. I look forward to hearing more about this exciting new venture!

Suzanne Sapsed said...

Learning new stuff is cool, I never knew you were a photographer :) x

shelly said...

Spunky you are.

J E Oneil said...

I'm glad the special project turned out to be good. I hope you share what it is soon :).

Medeia Sharif said...

I forgot to introduce myself, but did so on FB.

You'll do wonderful in your business venture.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

Lots of fun to learn more about you, Diane. Such a neat squad of followers!

Lynda R Young said...

I love B&W photography too. I haven't done it in a while, though.
I'm curious about your special project...

Shannon Lawrence said...

I love B&W photography, as well. But now I'm curious about your photography, which I didn't know about before. What do you do with it, professionally?

Dean K Miller said...

Good luck with the new gig. Being excited about the future is a great thing.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Diane .. the new project sounds as though it is very satisfying and will be for many who can join you. Good luck with all projects .. photography and writing too .. cheers and happy 2015 - Hilary

Nicki Elson said...

Nice to re-meet you. :)

Congrats on your exciting new venture!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Nice intro. New ventures always show us what we are made of. Best if luck.

Nick Wilford said...

Hope your project is a goer. Look forward to hearing more!

Corinne OFlynn said...

How exciting! I hope your new project hits the mark! Writing has been slow here, too. In fact, I am plotting book 2 and it is just s.l.o.w. work. Trying to embrace it. Hope you have a fabulous 2015! Happy New Year! :)

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L. Diane Wolfe said...

Shannon, I started doing stock photography and have had photos in Cat Fancy and Homes Illustrated. Then I moved into portrait and wedding photography. In the past couple years, I've just been doing it for fun.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I appreciate all of the comments. Hopefully I have caught up now.

Mark Means said...

Great intro...I didn't know some of that :)

Susanne Drazic said...

Diane, great introduction! Best wishes with your special project.

Michelle Wallace said...

You are an AMAZING photographer!
All the best with the new project! Keep us posted!

Al Diaz said...

Wishing you the best of luck for that new project you have in your hands and all the best for this 2015!

Caryn Caldwell said...

Good luck with your new project! Sounds very exciting!!

May 2015 be your best year yet!

LD Masterson said...

I'll be interested in hearing about the new project. Hope it goes well for you. And I love the minions. They crack me up.

Happy new year.

J.L. Campbell said...

Best wishes for success with your new project, Dianne. Hope you get more writing done too.

Arlee Bird said...

New adventures are exciting. Look forward to hearing more.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Doreen McGettigan said...

Good luck with your new project, awesomeness! I am a sucker for those minions too. Happy New Year!
doreenmcgettigan.com

Sherry Ellis said...

Best of luck with your new project! Those are always exciting!

Milo James Fowler said...

I look forward to hearing more about your new project, Diane.

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats on the new project! It sounds exciting!