A big Thank You! goes out to Alex J. Cavanaugh for creating the Insecure Writers' Support Group, to everyone who helps make this monthly blog hop so uniquely awesome and to everyone who participates in this event. What an inspiring group of writers - All in one place!
The topic for this month is "What is your favorite aspect of being a writer?"
For me, it's about expressing myself with images projected by words. It's exhilarating, exciting . . . fulfilling, and sometimes - when I'm in the zone - an hour can go by in what seems to be a matter of seconds. I often compare the writing of a scene to molding a clay figure or painting a colorful picture . . . Searching for just the right sequence of words (color, shape, tone) to create a picture in the reader's mind. Ah, the creative process at its most satisfying!
My storytelling is legendary, in my family that is (I blush, but it's true J). I remember sitting under our thick-legged, blanket covered dining room table, (flashlight in hand) my four younger sisters assembled before me in a half-circle crying over the tragic tale I was spinning out of thin air. They still talk about it to this day. Really. It's reminisced at every family reunion. To be able to move someone to tears or make her laugh out loud by the pictures the written word telegraphs to the reader - Now that's an achievement. I look forward to the day when my sisters can cry about a scene from my book!
In addition to participating in the monthly IWSG blog hop, I've also signed up for the NaNoWriMo writing challenge this month, so I'm going to be working toward that 50,000 words goal - Wish me luck! If you're participating, stop by my page and we can be writing buddies. I can use all the help I can get.
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. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time.
Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
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