Wednesday, October 06, 2021

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group and Free Webinars


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

October 6 question - In your writing, where do you draw the line, with either topics or language?


There is no skirting around the answer. My writing falls under the same guidelines as Dancing Lemur Press’ – no R-rated or salacious content. There will be no F-bombs. There will be nothing that goes against my faith. There will be no extreme violence or sex. No dogs dying. Or cats. It will be realistic but uplifting.

My series The Circle of Friends has a slogan – get inspired to achieve your dreams! And that is what I aim for when I write.

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Webinars!

I have two upcoming seminars, both Websites & Blogs, and they are webinars anyone can register for and they are free.

The first is Wayne Community College, October 19 from 1 to 3 pm. You can register HERE.

The second is With Roanoke-Chowan Community College, October 21 from 6-8pm. You can register for that one HERE.

Both will feature a Power Point presentation and attendees get a handout loaded with links, info, and more resources.

I prefer live events, but webinars will have to do.



At least I got to do a live event last weekend. And it was very successful!



Where do you draw the line in your writing? Want to virtually attend a free webinar?

47 comments:

  1. I'm the same way--no language. And I'd never commit professional suicide by harming a dog or cat in a book, ha. Know your webinars will be fantastic tools for your students!

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  2. I love that! I love how you put your faith first :)

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  3. Hi Diane, even I prefer live events. But for the time being, due to Covid19 protocol, its Zoom sessions.

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  4. Live or online, at least they are events.

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  5. Live is so nice, direct interaction with everyone. But webinars are a good alternative right now, and it does allow for a broader (region wise) audience.

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  6. My previous comment didn't publish - trying again!
    Our audiences have diverse wants so it's good that we all have different approaches to our writing as well

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  7. You sound busy as usual, Diane. Take care and stay safe.

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  8. I write steamy contemporary romances so I'm all in on the on page sexy times and my characters do cuss. I do shy away from violence in my stories. It doesn't really have a place in the romances I write since I don't do the dark romances.

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  9. I'm glad you had a great event, and your theme for your series sounds like the theme for all you do. Nice work!

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  10. Glad you had a great event. Virtual events are great, but I love in-person ones. Have a great writing month.

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  11. Hi Diane - I so agree with you ... good luck with your webinars - I much prefer to be in the audience. All the best - Hilary

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  12. Your event looks amazing! Glad it was successful. In my writing, if a character is evil...I want the reader see just how evil. Nowadays, there's a white washing going on to the masses about evil like the TV show Lucifer. I won't watch it...and this is coming from me who wrote about evil witches...but God always the hero.

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  13. I agree with the lines you set for Lemur Press and your personal writing. I'm okay with online events because I can get to see authors I wouldn't otherwise see. Hope yours goes well.

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  14. I like that you have those standards for Dancing Lemur Press. You'll have a reputation for producing entertaining, wholesome books.

    Good luck with the webinars!

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  15. Clear rules make it easier to get the words down. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  16. You've always been very clear about the guidelines. I'd prefer in-person presentations, too, but these are the next best things. Good luck. I'm sure all will go well.

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  17. I like your motto: "realistic but uplifting". I'm adopting it.

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  18. Hi L. Diane,

    Congrats an a successful event! Like you and the others, I do agree with in person, but it is wonderful to have an alternative during these unpredictable times.

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  19. So glad you got to do an in-person event and know you had a great time. I'm all over the place with language. I use whatever fits the characters and the story. The same with sex and violence. Even so, I have my own personal boundaries that I won't cross.

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  20. I face timed with another author who was going to be attending one of your webinars:)

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  21. Congrats on the event! I, too, prefer in-person, but am grateful for opportunities to attend remotely, if grudgingly. 🤣

    I admire your standards. Our world is much too short of anything uplifting or inspiring.

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  22. Thank you for being true to your faith. There are some things in this world that are not needed and unfortunately we find too much of those things everywhere we look.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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  23. Keeping it positive. I like it!

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  24. I rather like virtual events. You don't have to get dressed or drive anywhere. Good luck with them.

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  25. Uplifting stories are definitely the way to go.

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  26. Yeah. Forgot that. There is another line. I won't kill a cat or dog either, except from old age if the books go on in years or something. People are okay though lol

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  27. I can't do gory violence and definitely no animals will be harmed in my writing...well maybe mosquitos but that's all.

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  28. As a cozy writer, you won’t find any overt violence, language or sex in my stories. Nothing I write calls for it.

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  29. I love your slogan! Unfortunately I can't register for your seminars as they are only available for US residents. I'm sure they will be great even though you are not presenting in-person!

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  30. Yay for successful events! I hope you get a lot of people for your webinars. Unfortunately I don't have much time outside of work and home to attend.

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  31. Congrats on the live event! It feels good to get out in the world again.

    Mary at Play off the Page

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  32. I’m with Alex, events are events. It’s good to connect.

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  33. Booth looked great, congrats on the live event. Signed up for webinar. Happy IWSG! Thanks for visiting me.

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  34. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    I like the standards of Dancing Lemur. I always know what to expect from the experience. I'm glad your event went well. I'm going to try to do more events in the new year.

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  35. I don't draw any lines. I also don't write violent scene. I'm not good at that, nor does it fit with my genre.
    Great question.
    Be well, Diane.

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  36. Cool I registered for you two webinars looking forward to them. Do you offer replays?

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    1. These are through the college and they don't do replays I'm afraid.

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  37. so great to hear you are staying active! how are your webinars organized? do you talk to them or do they ask you? and yay for live event success — all great news!

    Tara Tyler Talks

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  38. Look at all those wonderful books!! Live events are great.

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  39. One of the best decision i ever made was contacting Dr Otonokpo to help me get my lover back, I was life filled with happiness after i contacted Dr Otonokpo because he didn't just bring my lover back to me he also made our love for each other more unique and superb. If you need to spice your relationship with more love and attention contact Dr Otonokpo on his Email Address otonokpotemple@gmail.com, call/whatsapp him via his contact +2348114129781 and be happy just like i am, thanks Dr Otonokpo for your great work.

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  40. Glad you had a great live event! :)
    ~Jess

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