How many times can you write the same story? The same story, but different. The same story, but different authors. I know we often encourage each other by saying we can give the same idea or plot to ten others and we’ll come away with ten completely different stories. That’s true. I believe it. I’ve […]
Writing is a journey.
My writing journey has been like traveling the hilly back roads of East Texas, driving a stick shift that’s almost out of gas. That’s how I learned to drive and how I learned to write. In spite of the stops and starts, the journey was hilarious. And that’s what it should be about—the journey.
Helping others find their passion, get published, complete a novel, sell a short story or just solve a writing problem—for me, that's the thrill of being in this business.
I'm always on the lookout for great resources, encouraging books and articles, and people who are doing great things—inspiring others along the way.
I certainly don't have all the answers, but I have learned a great deal by simply asking the right questions. It's the doorway to discovery and I hope this site will be such a place for both of us
Welcome to June, and another IWSG meeting. We appreciate Alex J. Cavanaugh and his gang who make certain IWSG runs smoothly. IWSG posts the first Wednesday of each month. Find the entire list of participants here. Our purpose is to share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who […]
I truly envy those of you who can sit down and plot your entire book scene by scene or chapter by chapter, including each character’s GMC. I can’t. Or maybe I should say I don’t plot to that extent. I use a very vague 3-act structure. And pile lots of random notes into my iPhone. I […]
I’m determined to keep up the once-a-week blogging. It’s tricky getting back into it when one has been away so long. I don’t feel I’m saying much that’s beneficial to anyone. Maybe today: Just out of curiosity, who reads blogs these days, and why? For inspiration? For research? I’d really like to know so I […]
Hello, my writer friends! What are you guys doing out there in writing land? This past week I’ve roughly outlined a series of NF books. Oh, please, don’t be impressed. I’m always doing that … I just never sit down and write the books. (slapping forehead). I received a very powerful email from author (mentor […]
Hello IWSG readers and writers! It has been awhile since I’ve posted (not sure I remember how) so I need to remind any new readers out there (and myself) that Insecure Writer’s Support Group is for any and ALL insecure writers. Yes, that would be me! We’re here to support each other and that’s been […]