The Insecure Writer's Support Group
Alex J. Cavanaugh, the founder, noticed a lot of blog posts from writers mentioning their doubts, concerns, and lack of confidence. He also saw the positive replies they received and realized that the writing community offered an abundance of support. Writers want to see other writers succeed, which is how he came up with the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. This group would act as a form of therapy, letting writers post about situations where they need encouragement, or to offer words of encouragement to others if they have experience.
Co-Hosts this month:
March is a big month for me this year.
I started Grad school! Whoa. I'm working on an M.Ed in Instructional Design at Western Governor's University - it's an affordable, flexible, online program so it fits me where I'm at right now.
All of the Instructional Design concepts are actually helping me see some of my writing more clearly - kind of an interesting and nice extra that I didn't expect.
Hours I'll spend on this in March: 50+. It's a huge focus.
Writing - prepping Ashes Burn for publication. Toying with a Writing Prompt project. Revising/Rewriting Book 1 of The Greenling Chronicles. Specifically, I want to a)get the format part done for AB, b)add a few pages to the Writing book, and c)get through chapter 10 in GC.
Hours I'll spend on this in March: probably 30-40.
Teaching - Make the homework clear for the rest of the year (only 10 more weeks for my homeschool students) and start prepping the celebration book - a book of student writing.
Hours I'll spend on this in March: 40. It's one of the bigger months of concentration for this, even if I only teach in class one day a week for three hours.
Bible Study - I'm in four (four!) groups right now and I have my own personal study going on for Lent. Hours for March: 20-30.
Substitute Teaching - when I can on the "other" days. Who knows on the hours? Between actual substitute need and my days available, I only subbed one day last month. Oy.
OPTIONAL IWSG Day Question: How do you celebrate when you achieve a writing goal / finish a story?
What I could do: go out for dinner, enjoy a good book, go to a movie, dance around the house, sing, shout, and jump up and down.
What I usually do: smile, occasionally dance around the house, then get back to writing. If it's a short story and I feel satisfied with it, I search out a good market for it and send it right away.
I think I need to take my celebrations more seriously. :)
#MARCHMADNESS ON #THEIWSG AT INSTAGRAM
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By Corrina Austin
Everyone needs their own special corner...
It’s 1969 and ten-year-old Davy is in a predicament. With two weeks remaining of the summer holidays, he’s expelled from the public pool for sneaking into the deep end and almost drowning. How will he break the news to his hard-working single mother? She’s at the diner all day, Davy has no friends, and he’s too young to stay by himself.
The answer lies in his rescuer, mysterious thirteen-year-old Ellis Wynn. Visiting her Grammy for the summer, Ellis offers to babysit Davy. She teaches him about “corners”–forgotten or neglected areas fixed up special. Together, the kids tackle several “corners” and Davy learns what it means to bring joy to others.
Davy begins to wonder, though. Why does Ellis want to be his friend? Why doesn’t she ever smile? And is Davy just one of Ellis’ “corners?”
Release date - March 6, 2018
$10.95 USA, 6x9 Trade paperback, 136 pages, Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C.
Juvenile Fiction - Boys & Men / Fiction - Coming of Age
Print ISBN 9781939844392 eBook ISBN 9781939844408
$3.99 EBook available in all formats
“Austin’s message of true friendship and selflessness will resonate
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What do you do to celebrate achieving a goal?