Insecure Writers Support Group – Aug., 2014-Quotes

Hello writers! It’s the first Wednesday of the month and we know what that means:

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Another meeting of the Insecure Writers Support Group – #IWSG. My hero, Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh founded this amazing group and it’s become THE PLACE to go if you are an insecure writer. Click the image if you would like to be a part of this phenomenal group. You won’t regret it.

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

I’m thrilled to be co-hosting this month’s meeting again. Make sure to visit my other co-hosts:

Sarah Foster, Joylene Nowell Butler, and Rhonda Albom!

I’m keeping it short and offering some famous quotes on inspiration and motivation when it comes to writing. I hope it helps!

“The objective of fiction isn’t grammatical correctness but to make the reader welcome and then tell a story …to make him/her forget, whenever possible, that he/she is reading a story at all.” ~ Stephen King

“It begins with a character, usually, and once he stands up on his feet and begins to move, all I can do is trot along behind him with a paper and pencil trying to keep up long enough to put down what he says and does.” ~ William Faulkner

“Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.” ~ Ray Bradbury

“If you want to write, you can. Fear stops most people from writing, not lack of talent. Who am I? What right have I to speak? Who will listen to me? You are a human being with a unique story to tell. You have every right.” ~ Richard Rhodes

“It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous.” ~ Robert Benchley

What’s inspired or motivated you this past month?



#IWSG -Let’s Talk Motivation & Determination


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Good morning fellow bloggers, writers, novelists, journalists, screenwriters, and all other writers I have the pleasure of sharing membership with in this élite group.

Today is Wednesday, April 2, 2014, the first Wednesday of the month. We know what that means, don’t we? It’s time for a meeting of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group, which was founded by the AMAZING Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh. 

“Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!” (IWSG website)

I was extremely lucky to find this group soon after starting my blogging journey just over thirteen months ago. I love this group more than I can ever express. The past few months had been very difficult for me personally. I was just getting back into my blogging groove after a hiatus of about two months, to deal with some medical issues (thankfully resolved), when I was hit with the loss of two people close to me within two days of each other, only three weeks ago. I posted about it here. Any other time it might have been enough to make me take another break to spend more time grieving, but I was far too angry; I still am.

If anything, I have the motivation and determination to continue moving forward. When I checked the IWSG website while I was in Puerto Rico saying my final goodbyes to my dear friend Petie when I read that Ninja Captain had chosen me to be one of the co-hosts for the April meeting. I cried. Talk about motivation and determination? I am so honored that Alex felt confident enough to trust me enough to be a co-host for this very special group. I am going to do my very best to make him and all my fellow members proud.

Please take a moment to visit my other awesome co-hosts this month:

Hart Johnson
Chemist Ken
Candilynn Fite
Terri Rochenski
Clare Dugmore 

That’s all I have; time to handle responsibilities!  😀  Be determined and motivated to best earlier ‘high scores’ when it comes to number of comments on fellow IWSG member blogs. It is a blog hop, after all! Have fun!

Give Elizabeth Seckman’s Blog a look-see if you get a chance. Her post today was amazing. There are many more and if the bloggers will give me permission, I’d like to link them to my post here. 😀

Also Check out this post by Christine Rains; definitely worth reading.