All writers face problems with insecurity; it’s not easy to spend hours, days, months or years creating something to send out into the world. When you’re in the middle of a project, when you’ve written yourself into a corner, it’s easy to get discouraged and say “Nope, I suck” and give up.
Having other writers to talk to is a huge help. Unfortunately, finding a writing group can be difficult. Fortunately, these days we have the Internet! And on the Internet we have support groups like the Insecure Writer’s Support Group.
And IWSG has a new website, which they’d like to make people aware of — and more importantly, they’d like to let people know about the twin benefits available at the ISWG site:
1 – It’s a database of information, focusing on major links, other databases, and resources for writers. Topics include writing tips; publishers, agents, and queries; self-publishing; marketing; contests; publications; and services. Each page is a wealth of information, leading to some of the top sites for authors, and we also post information to help writers every Monday.
2 – The IWSG itself – the first Wednesday of every month is the official posting day for those with blogs. Members post their insecurities, frustrations, and concerns, and others stop by to offer encouragement and advice. The kindness and words of wisdom have kept writers going when they were ready to quit. Many have discovered solutions to their problems. Friendships have been forged and critique partners established.
The IWSG is also running a contest to help them promote their new website. They’re offering a couple great prize packages. You can read more about it by clicking the above link.