Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

IWSG February 2024 Author Websites and News


Insecure Writer's Support Group

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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!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. 

The awesome co-hosts for the February 7 posting of the IWSG are Janet Alcorn, SE White, Victoria Marie Lees, and Cathrina Constantine!

OPTIONAL February 7 question: What turns you off when visiting an author's website/blog? Lack of information? A drone of negativity? Little mention of author's books? Constant mention of books?

I'm going to turn that question upside down and re-ask: what do I like about visiting author's websites? What do I think works?

My answer: Clarity and authenticity. 

I want to know who this author is, what they write, and a little bit about how they view the world, what they think/feel specifically about their writing and the writing life. 

I enjoy fun memes, gifs, pictures, and slices of life, but the most important pieces I look for when I go search for an author online are usually to find their books and to discover their unique perspective. 

I have been taking a class that recommends an extremely clear author website that makes it easy for readers to find books and to take a side jig over to an author page. I can see the benefit of that. I have always opted for "here I am," and "oh, over here are my books" kinds of blogs, websites, and such, but I may be recreating something that is easier to navigate from the front page. 

What do you think?

What do you like to see on author websites?


The New Year's Quest Newsletter Book Funnel is still going through February 10th. If you missed it, be sure to check it out for some free reads! 

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