Wednesday, October 7, 2020

IWSG - Aspiring

Insecure Writer's Support Group

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!

Question - When you think of the term working writer, what does that look like to you? What do you think it is supposed to look like? Do you see yourself as a working writer or aspiring or hobbyist, and if latter two, what does that look like?


Answer: I’m a writer aspiring to be a working author. Someone who writes at least one book a year lives off the money earned and does regular book signings. But the reality is I’m a hobbyist looking for the right formula.

Photo by Nick Morrison on Unsplash

On a personal note: I recently deleted my Facebook account. I’d love to know if there are other networking sites that I should consider. Suggestions welcome!

The hardworking co-hosts are:

Jemima Pett, Beth Camp,

Beverly Stowe McClure,

& Gwen Gardner!


!Be sure to say hello!

Are you gearing up for Halloween?
I hope so!
The WEP invites you to post your own
Halloween Tale!

A Grave Mistake, you ask?
Well, what in the hell is that?
Well, dear friend
It’s the next WEP task.
And believe me
there’s many away
Where errors take sway
Where ghosts and ghoulies will play
and many unorthodox ideas
 rue the day.
So, get out your pens and pads.
We’ve given you
A dare for your best scare
Because Halloween is for all
And who knows?
You may take 
first prize for your Grave Mistake!

Join us for some spooky fun!


  1. Hi,
    I hardly ever go on Facebook and when I do it is my author page and my music page. I've been thinking about deletion but that's the way I keep up with friends and family.
    I do see you as an author already but I sincerely hope you reach the goal of being an author who can support herself with her writing.
    All the best.

    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

  2. I've never been on Facebook. The only other site I frequent is Twitter.

  3. Living off the money earned from books sounds great! You'll get there!!

  4. Very few could live entirely on their income from writing. Most writers combine their writing with other jobs to make ends meet. But hope is always good.
    BTW: love your poem about WEP and Halloween.

  5. I think that anyone who writes as much as you do is a working writer, with or without the income! Thanks for the reminder about the WEP. I'd like to try to come back for that, but the theme is a challenging one.


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