Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Insecure Writer’s Support Group – and the Big Announcement! Plus Conan O’Brien and Clueless Gamer, Editing Services, Ninja News, and Movie Trivia Answers

It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. I encourage everyone to visit at least a dozen new blogs and leave a comment. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs.

My awesome co-hosts today are Julie Luek, Rachna Chabria, Beverly Fox, and Ilima Todd! Please be sure to thank them for their time and effort to make all IWSG members feel welcome.

And today I am pleased to announce that the Insecure Writer’s Support Group website is now open!!!

Many thanks to the IWSG Admins who helped put it together - Joy Campbell, Michelle Wallace, Joylene Nowell Butler Susan Gourley/Kelley, L. Diane Wolfe, and Lynda Young.

It is still a work in progress and we will continue to add to it over time. You will find pages full of links to great sites and databases under the following subjects – Writing Tips; Publishers, Agents, Queries; Self-Publishing; Marketing; Contests; and Publications.

We also have a page where you can leave suggestions for sites to add to the database. Note we are looking for sites, not individual posts!

The IWSG List is also up on the site HERE.

The first Wednesday will be an encouraging word from the team, and every Monday will be a post from one of the admins about writing, designed to encourage and give you some valuable information or resources.

We also have a Facebook page HERE.

Eventually, we’d like to open it up for guest posts on Wednesday, and expand to include Twitter and possibly a newsletter. (The Twitter hashtag is still #IWSG.)

We invite you to follow and explore the new site. And let us know what we can do to make it a great resource for writers.

Thanks everyone for your dedication to the IWSG and making this site a reality!

Be sure to visit other members on the LIST.

Ninja News

Christine Monson had a wonderful review of CassaStorm on Monday. Her favorite character was Bassan. I’m sensing a trend here…

Joy Campbell is hosting a blogfest in celebration of her upcoming release, Saving Sam. Who's Your Hero? will run from October 22 - 24. See her site for details.

E. Louise Bates just released a new book - Magic Most Deadly. Congratulations, Louise!


M. Pax’s latest is out! Beyond the Edge is live on all Amazon sites, Smashwords, and Kobo. You can find all the links on the landing page HERE.
In addition to her book, Mary’s story, Semper Audacia, is part of the Space Jockey anthology. It was recently released and there are 14 stories, including classics from Philip K. Dick and Algis Budrys.
Congratulations on both accounts, Mary! That is awesome.

Editing Services

Nick Wilford, Freelance Editor is a one-stop shop for affordable editing, proofreading and formatting services. With professional training and ten years of experience as a journalist and editor, the time has come to transfer these skills in order to help out the fellow authors I have come to love.

But it doesn’t stop there. I’m ready to edit anything; from a crucial term paper, to memoirs and other non-fiction books, short stories, articles or job application letters. Let me put that finishing touch on your masterpiece.

Feel free to take a look at my website for further details of my services and prices.

You can also find Nick here – Blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads

Clueless Gamer!

Conan O’Brien is back with Clueless Gamer, and this time he takes on Grand Theft Auto!



Movie Trivia Answers

1 – Apollo 13 – The Abyss – A Beautiful Mind – Ed Harris
2 – 2012 – Con Air – Better Off Dead – John Cusack
3 – Wall-E – The Ice Storm – Ghostbusters – Sigourney Weaver
4 – Lake Placid – Titan AE – The Serpent and the Rainbow – Bill Pullman
5 – Death Becomes Her – Swing Shift – Foul Play – Goldie Hawn
6 – Heat – The Ghost and the Darkness – Top Gun – Val Kilmer

What do you think of the IWSG site? Did the admins not do a fantastic job? See some good news or books? Need Nick's services? Get any of the trivia right? And are you a Clueless Gamer?

Thanks to everyone for making the Insecure Writer’s Support Group a big success! Enjoy the site and please help spread the word.

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Lynda R Young said...

Wooo!!! The IWSG expansion is super exciting and I feel so honoured to be a part of it! Thanks so much, Alex!!

Scribbles From Jenn said...

I've already been to the website and the Facebook page, they both look wonderful! Congratulations to you and all the Ninja's that helped.

Rhonda Albom said...

Congratulations on your new site! And on entering the world of Facebook :) Both look amazing. I will be giving your site a good read. I am still on a first draft the new site is exactly what someone like me needs - too insecure to even write about it monthly. Congrats! (and congrats to your partners, the new authors and Nick.)

Amanda said...

Congratulations on your new website and Facebook page - heading over to have a look now!

Empty Nest Insider said...

The new website looks fantastic Alex! Congrats to you, and the IWSG Admins! I'm also excited about Nick's new Freelance Editor service. Great news for all of the new authors.

Julie

Shah Wharton said...

Congrats on the website. It looks good. I'm following, and I've LIKED! I also updated my links on my post/page.

I've already bookmarked Nick's services. He's quite reasonably priced, and when I'm ready, I'll be asking for a sample. :)

Shah X

http://wp.me/p2rnfx-2sC

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

Alex, Congratulations on your website, great news. Also Facebook.It is wonderful one can go somewhere when feeling a wee bit insecure and read what others have to say.

Yvonne.

Patsy said...

The new site looks great. I'm off to visit some other IWSG blogs now.

L.G. Keltner said...

The site looks great! Congratulations to everyone who toiled to put it together!

Anne O'Leary said...

The new website is fantastic. Adding the Monday tips post is such a good idea, as is the FB and all the extra's in the sidebar.

You folks are a wonderful example of the beauty to be found in people helping people.

Zoltán Gecse said...

Good news for the international amazon.com customers, the price of the CassaStorm reduced to $4.99 (from $8.88).

Jennifer Lane said...

Hey, Alex! Hooray about the website--can't wait to check it out. I requested to join Facebook. I LOVE Conan O'Brien. Happy hump day!

Li said...

A dedicated website - very cool. It's nice to have so many resources in one spot, and such a pool of talent and experience to pull from. Pretty sure that whatever I need in the writing realm, someone from the IWSG can point me in the right direction :-)

Mark Koopmans said...

Score one for the good guys!!!

The IWSG website is *awesome* y'all and I wish it alllll the very best moving forward.

Congrats (and *THANKS* to all the admins involved. Y'all did a great job... that's a sassy looking project :)

Huntress, aka CD Coffelt said...

Website-wonderful! Going there later this am.
Congrats to E. Louise and Joy for their upcoming releasees.
I'll check out M. Pax's newest book and kudos to Nick

J.L. Campbell said...

Congrats on seeing your dream come to fruition, Alex. In awe of your energy and drive, as always. Congrats also to Nick, Mary and Louise. Kudos to your hosts and thanks for the shout out!

Old Kitty said...

I have never laughed so much watching Conan O Brien's review of GTA and I don't even do these games and such! "Why is she bopping around like that?" LOL!!!!! Brilliant! Take care
x

Natalie Aguirre said...

Love the website. It's awesome! And I hope I can join the Facebook page even though I haven't joined the group yet except as a reader.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lynda, you're a big reason it came together!

Rhonda, you should join us. Hope you find some good resources on the site.

Thanks, Shah! The list will always be here, but linking to the site is best.

Thank you, Anne.

Zoltan, and that's what it should be!

Joy, couldn't have done it without your help!

Kitty, I thought it was hysterical.

A.J. Walker said...

Congratulations on the new site. I'm sure it will be a great success!

Kirsten said...

Wow, a whole website devoted to insecurity! I love it, and am so glad I stumbled on this more than a year ago. This group has made such a difference in my writing journey. :)

I actually knew one of the trivia questions this time! Goldie Hawn has always been one of my favorite actresses. :)

Carole Anne Carr said...

Yes shall thank Julie Luek, Rachna Chabria, Beverly Fox, and Ilima Todd for their support and visit the Facebook page, Alex. The washing will have to wait. :0)

Siv Ottem said...

Great news Alex!

Tonja Matney said...

The site looks great. Congratulations!

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Congratulations on a great site! Looks like a fantastic resource for writers...am tweeting.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'm very happy and honored to be on the IWSG site team. I think we pulled it off.

That video was funny. He plays video games as well as I do.

Teresa Coltrin said...

Congratulations on a beautiful and helpful site. LOVE it.

I think it's time I joined the IWSG. Right? Cause heaven knows I am one. :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Congrats on the new site Alex!!

Charmaine Clancy said...

This group has really grown! Well done for such a big success promoting IWSG.

Tony Laplume said...

I had already made the decision to finally join anyway, so this is just a good bit of timing.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

The new site looks great. Congrats to Nick on entering an exciting venture, Joy with her upcoming book and hop, M.Pax with her latest and everyone featured here today.

Carolyn Brown said...

I like the new IWSG website, it looks good! I am sure it will be one of the most popular sites, besides this one, to visit in the near future. Congrats to all!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Wow, IWSG really is growing up. *wipes away tear*

Jemi Fraser said...

Off to check out the site - sounds awesome!! :)

Annalisa Crawford said...

Congratulations on the new IWSG site. It looks fantastic, and I can't wait to have a proper look around after I've been through all of today's posts!

Dara said...

This post excited me for a multitude of reason, and the Conan video was the icing on the cake. :)

Elise Fallson said...

The IWSG site looks great! Congrats to you and everyone helping out. You all have done a great job. Not sure how to connect to fb seeing how it's a closed group. I guess I just send a request? Sorry, fb noob here.

VikLit said...

Congrats on the site - looks amazing and duly following it!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Congrats on the site!

In the comments on my blog recently, a few of us were talking about Atari and how we miss it and those old games. The new stuff just isn't the same...sigh.

Louise Bates said...

Congrats on the new site, looks great! And thanks for the shout-out. :-)

Yolanda Renee said...

Congratulations Alex,

Excellent site!

Brian Miller said...

very cool on the new site....MPax cover is awesome, just saying....the newer games are a bit over the top....i know they have the rating but way too much exposure for kids too early...

Melanie Schulz said...

Just went o your new site-love it!

J Q Rose said...

WTG, dear Captain! and huge thanks to your team for developing a site for all writers. Signed up for Joy's blog hop and ordered her book. Thanks for spotlighting writers to help get the word out!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Natalie, of course!!

Kristen, glad you joined us.

Carole, washing is overrated.

Elizabeth, thank you!!

Diane, glad you are a part of it.

Teresa, please do.

Tony, awesome!

Carolyn, I hope so.

Dara, it was funny, wasn't it?

Elise, I will check on that...

Louise, you're welcome.

Thanks, everyone!! Whoa...

Julie Luek said...

The new site is amazing. A round of applause to the team.

Elsie Amata said...

The new website looks great you guys! You did a fantastic job. I'm loving the idea of tips. I need all I can get. =)

Oh my gosh, I have tears running down my face from watching the Conan clip. I cannot remember the last time I laughed so hard. I play just like that. My kids have to take the remote from me to bail me out because I crash into the walls and other cars. That was great!!!

Cathrina Constantine said...

Congratulations to M.Pax and everyone with new book releases. And a Big Congrats to the new IWSG site, I'm off to take a look!

Nicki Elson said...

Hey! I actually saw that bit on Conan (I love Conan, but rarely watch him, so 'tis a fluke).

Congrats on the new site!

Joshua said...

Great site for IWSG. Facebook page you say? But...you don't do the Book of Faces? Or has that changed?

Nailed it on the trivia.

Clueless gamer? Not I. 1 week until a new game comes out that I want, want, want, and 6 weeks until the PS4 release. Can't wait for that.

P V Ariel said...

Hi Alex, Well Done!!!
I just visited the page.
Indeed its cool and simple, but at the same time eye capturing too.
Keep up the good work, I appreciate you and your team for this new initiative. Keep Going!
Best Regards
Philip

Marta Szemik said...

The IWSG site rocks! I'm so excited and can't imagine your level of Woo! Hoo!. I'm sure it will be a great resource for many. That Conan bit was hilarious. I'd never seen one of his episodes.

Livia Peterson said...

I love the new IWSG website, Alex!

Beverly Fox said...

The admins (and you!) DID do a fantastic job and I am so excited about it!

Thanks for having me co-host this month!

M.L. Swift said...

Great new site! I would've used the new banner on my post today had I known. I'm so happy for you, and take a little pride in knowing you and all that you've accomplished. You definitely set the bar.

Oh...and I'm DEFINITELY a clueless gamer. Don't know squat about any of them.

M.L. Swift, Writer

Charles Gramlich said...

Lots and lots of goodness!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex .. congratulations on the new website - that's a wonderful addition and will help so many.

Great to see Nick here with his new editing services ..

Cheers Hilary

T. Drecker said...

Congratulations! That's huge and looks like a treasure chest for us writers. Can't wait to peek around :)

Pat Hatt said...

Awesome site, very easy to navigate, only thing that I hate is when that stupid bar with the tabs extends across the left and right of the scene, just an annoyance of mine I guess haha

Michael Di Gesu said...

CONGRATS. ALEX!!!!

And thanks everyone involved. Those bloggers are just wonderful to give up their time to create this fantastic site for our community! Thank you, ALL!

Looking so forward to spend some time absorbing...

Congrats to Joy, E. Louise, and Mary!

Emma Adams said...

Thanks so much for setting up the website, and to everyone involved! :)

Christine Monson said...

The website looks great. Congrats to all of you!

Alex, I'm happy you liked my book review. CassaStorm is a very good book, no joke. I really enjoyed it.

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

That's awesome! I can't wait to check it out! Thanks so much for all the work you've put into this group. :) You are amazing!
I still don't have my computer, and I forgot to write a post last time I was at the library. :( So no IWSG for me today, but I'm still trying to make the rounds. :)

Al Diaz said...

The site looks really awesome and welcoming. I foresee a great success and plenty of help for writers. Congratulations!!

Patricia Lynne said...

I'm excited about the new IWSG site. Will have to look after work.

Conan's clueless gamer series is fun and hilarious. Hubby and I have been watching them online.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Elsie, I'm glad it made you laugh!

Nicki, good timing.

Joshua, I'm not on Facebook, but several of the IWSG team members are!

Thanks, Phillip.

Marta, you need to watch some Conan.

Beverly, thanks for co-hosting.

Mike, no worries. Add it to the next post or your sidebar.

Pat, I'll look into that.

Christine, and I am so glad you enjoyed it.

Rachel, that's all right.

Patricia, that's where I watch them!

And thanks everyone! It may take me all day to visit but I am doing my best.

Brinda said...

That's a great idea to have a website and all those resources. Also, Conan O'Brian is a hoot.

Lexa Cain said...

That's awesome about the website being up! I found IWSG on Facebook and sent a request. I'm so proud to be part of this wonderful group. It's a privilege to know so many kind-hearted writers. :-)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Congratulations on the new site and much gratitude to you and the Ninja team, Alex.

Be well.
xoRobyn

Summer Ross said...

Awesome sauce on the new website! Have a great day Alex.

Liz Blocker said...

The site looks amazing, and I'm so excited about it. Can't stay long to comment - gotta explore the new site! THANK YOU for creating it!

Kimberly said...

The IWSG website is awesome. It's going to be a great resource for all. Thanks to you, your admins, and your co-hosts for all you do to support us!

River Fairchild said...

The new site is great! Thank you to all who worked to create it.
Congrats to Mary, Joy, Louise, and Nick! Lots going on. :)

River
Seasoned With Words

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

Great website, Alex, and nice work. IWSG has a permanent home!

farawayeyes said...

Just came back from the IWSG site and it is AWESOME! Thank you and everyone who worked to make this happen.

Julie Flanders said...

LOVE the banner and the new site is fantastic. You've all done a wonderful job getting that up and running. Thanks for another great resource for our community.

Terri Rochenski said...

Love the new site! I'm following by email & tweeted about it. Really looking forward to gleaning from you pros. ;)

Morgan said...

Love the site, Alex! You do so much good for the community. I plan on getting my IWSG post up tonight or tomorrow. Still catching up...

Thanks for all that you do. IWSG really is such a strength, and I know it's pushed me forward in times when I definitely wanted to give up. :)

Mina Burrows said...

Congrats on the site. Checking it out now.

Clueless gamer vid was too funny. Love Conan.

Crystal Collier said...

Maybe it's time for me to stop sitting on the sidelines and actually join ISWG. It's such an amazing beast, and I've had such a great time reading everyone else's posts monthly...

Juliana Haygert said...

Oh, how nice about the IWSG having a website! Just added it to my bloglovin feed. :)

J. A. Bennett said...

So many awesome things going on with IWSG! Love it :)

i'm erin. said...

I haven't been blogging for so long that I missed out! I didn't know about this insecure writer's group. And I LOVE it. I just peed myself a little reading some. J. Bennet's blog is great.

Dang I missed your bloggy guts.

Susanne Drazic said...

The IWSG site is AWESOME!

Laura said...

Congratulations on getting then new site up and running! It's an amazing idea, and I'm looking forward to taking a good look around.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Rock the ISWG Alex! Conan is always so hilarious!

Johanna Garth said...

Such a great idea and such an immense amount of hard work to support the ever-growing writing community. You rock, Alex!

Quanie Miller said...

This is exciting! Can't wait to see what's next.

S.K. Anthony said...

Woot! Woot!

Congratulations on the site being up. As an endless researcher I'm sure I will find myself clicking away there. Thanks so much for the effort and for keep helping the community out. You rock!!

Laura Marcella said...

The website is awesome, Alex! You guys did a great job. Congrats!!

Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

Michelle Wallace said...

The new site is rocking Alex!
And FB is a hive of activity too...
I feel honored... and super excited to be a part of this amazing initiative!
Thank you Alex!

DAVID WALSTON said...

I Love the new website!
I could be a gamer if I had the time and money.
I just "borrow" my sons 3DS when I get the gaming bug.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lexa, we are proud to have you!

Wendy, that was the plan.

Terri, thanks. Follow the other pros, as I still have no idea what I am doing...

Morgan, thanks and no worries!

Crystal, please join us.

Erin, we're glad you are back.

Thanks guys!!!

Still visiting buddies and those on the list - please be patient. This is overwhelming!

ilima said...

The IWSG site rocks. I've already spent a good amount of time playing around on it. Great job, guys!

Mary Aalgaard said...

Congratulations on getting the website up and running. I'll go look at it next. Isn't it amazing how an idea can spread and grow? I'm blown away by the response and encouragement from this group. Thanks, Alex!

Nancy Thompson said...

Wahoo for the new IWSG digs! And I just might have give Nick a holler. After all, even an editor needs an editor.

David P. King said...

IWSG site is up and running. Nice! And sign me up for the FB group. Not really a huge FB user, like I am on twitter, but I'm warming up to it. :)

M.J. Fifield said...

I love those clueless gamer segments that Conan does. Hysterical, really.

And I love the new site. It's amazing!

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

I love the IWSG website and followed it. What a great idea.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

The site looks impressive and professional. Congrats. As Michael said: it is a great idea. :-)

Sarah Ahiers said...

Off to check out the IWSG site!

Jeremy [Retro] said...

So much going on... I don't know where to start. great job on the post... how is the Dream Theater?

Christine Rains said...

The site is spectacular! Big day for IWSG. :) So many great books out too.

Suzanne Furness said...

The IWSG website is going to be a great addition. Will check it out.

Rachel Morgan said...

Woohoo! Congratulations! The site looks great :-) And I'm glad there's a Facebook group, as I visit Facebook far more than I visit blogs ;-)

Tina said...

I finally got all the trivia right! I didn't post my answers though...didn't think we were supposed to.
I'm heading over to our new website right now!
Tina @ Life is Good

cleemckenziebooks said...

Another first Wed success for ISWG! Congrats to those with new books and WOW for Nick. Editing Services are sorely needed. Good luck, Nick.

D.G. Hudson said...

Congrats on the new site! You had a great admin team to help you out, too!

Congrats to those with new books coming out! Good timing, gift giving is just around the corner after Halloween.

Melissa said...

Lots of good news!

I poked around the new IWSG site a bit. It's really nice, Alex. Kudos. :)

Samantha May said...

How exciting! I know my fellow bloggers appreciate all the hard work you guys put into IWSG.

That's really exciting news about Nick! I may need his help on my papers :D

Andrew Leon said...

cool on the site
looks good

Chemist Ken said...

If I can just get over my insecurity of all things social media related (see this month's post) I'll actually try to use the #IWSG hashtag in the near future.

Suze said...

Oh, for Pete's sake! Ed Harris! Missing the obvious. Sheesh.

What do I think of the new IWSG website? I think it's amazing how much manpower, passion and dedication you and your team are putting into something that is helping so many and building such strong community, so gold star.

Ella said...

Oh, I love the new site! Damn-I messed up-I will post an post about IWSG on my other blog~ I have an idea!

Thank you for all you do Captain Cool-AC are your initials ;D


I have to run, but will be back to play catch up!

Candilynn Fite said...

Wow. Just wow. The new website looks phenomenal!! And a FB page, too! Can I just say wow, again. :) Alex, you and your fabulous minions rock. Saluting all of you!

Francis Lee said...

I didn't do too bad on the trivia!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Michelle, that's good to know, and thanks for being a part of it!

Mary, I'm blown away as well!

David, talk to the girls - I'm not even on Facebook. Oh the irony...

Jeremy, one of their best in years!!! And very accessible.

Rachel, then join the group!

Ken, that's what the hashtag is for.

Suze, and we will continue to work on it.

Ella, no worries.

Everyone, thanks!!!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Hi Alex, I love the new IWSG site. All of you have worked so hard for it. A tight hug to each and every one of you. I am enjoying my co-host's duties. Thanks for giving me this wonderful chance to meet new bloggers and welcome them into IWSG.


Rachna Chhabria
Co-host IWSG
Rachna's Scriptorium

Sarah Foster said...

Congrats on the new website! It looks great!

Stephen Tremp said...

Love this videos of Conan trying out video games. I remember the Tomb Raider one. Hilarious!

And good news for IWSG!

John Cusack was classic in Better Off Dead. About the only movie I liked him in. Thing I'll play it for the kids this weekend.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

It's a wonderful thing to be here witnessing the reality of your dream, Alex. I'm honoured to be part of it.

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

The site looks great! :) And congrats to everyone on all their new news. And thanks for the movie suggestion the other week. I watched Now You See me and really enjoyed it. Take care.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

It's a very exciting day for IWSG. M. Pax has a great cover, doesn't she? I knew two of the trivia. Might be a record.

Mark Means said...

Wow, the site looks great. I appreciate all the hard work you guys put into it and plan to make it a daily stop.

Thanks!

Heather M. Gardner said...

AMAZING!

Absolutely wonderful!

Congrats to you and to all the IWSG members!

Very proud of you, sir!

Heather

Brandon Ax said...

The site is so cool.

I love watching Conan try to game. It is funny and GTA is really good. Still can't believe it hit the billion dollar mark so quickly.

MollyMom103 said...

Happy IWSG Day! I've been in for a few short months and to say it has changed my life is an understatement. Thanks, Ninja Captain!

Krista McLaughlin said...

I love the new website for the IWSG! It's very cool! :)

And congrats to Nick - I might have to use his services!

Patricia Stoltey said...

The new site looks great!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Fran, you were really close.

Rachna, thanks for co-hosting! I know you enjoyed it last time.

Stephen, so many great lines in that film - two dollars!

Joylene, and I am glad you are there to help, because it wouldn't have happened otherwise.

Rebecca, glad you liked it!

Susan, and you helped make it happen - thanks.

Mark, guess that means we better keep adding to it!

Brandon, not one of my purchases either.

Molly, that's awesome to hear!

Thanks, everyone!!

Kyra Lennon said...

Congrats on the website launch! It looks fantastic!

Debra McKellan said...

Congrats on the website!! :D

Conan and the helicopter. LOL

Southpaw said...

Fun! I'm off to check it out.

Mel Chesley said...

Wow, what an expansion to the IWSG!! Who knew it would become this popular. As for me, I'm so happy to have all these wonderful resources. Way to go Alex. :D

LuAnn Braley said...

Congratulations to you and the admins on a rockin' new site, Alex. I realize I was dropped from the list for not participating for...oh, quite a while. I would like to join back up. There is a link button on my blog today for IWSG. Or if you think I should actually get a few months under my belt before I get back on the list, that is good too.

Leovi said...

Very interesting work Nick Wilford, Freelance Editor!

J M Filipowicz said...

I'm back on track with my insecure writer posts. More insecure than ever!

Cate Masters said...

The blog looks great - congrats to all on a job well done.

Rebecca Bradley said...

I'm so sorry Alex, I forgot it was Wednesday and the first Wednesday at that! I didn't do an IWSG post! Gah! So annoyed with myself. It catches me out when it's so early in the month.

Please don't drop me.

Love that the group has grown so much. It's a great group. You have much to be proud of.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Congrats on the web page, and congrats to Nick, and M Pax, and . . . all those with new stuff out there!
Thank you, Alex, for being you and for hosting IWSG and making it the event that it is! Sorry I was a bit of a downer today. Next month, I'm determined to be one of the encouragers.

N. R. Williams said...

Hot Potatoes, a website that rocks.

I copied Nick's info. Thanks, I'm always on the lookout for another editor.

Here's the Trivia:
1 The Abyss – Ed Harris
2 Better Off Dead – John Cusack ?
3 Ghostbusters – Sigourney Weaver
4 Lake Placid - Bill Pullman
5 Death Becomes Her – Goldie Hawn
6 The Ghost and the Darkness – Val Kilmer

Most I know others I'm guessing.
Nancy

Nick Wilford said...

A lot of work has clearly gone into the IWSG site. It looks amazing, and it's already a great resource for us! Congrats! And thanks for helping little me too.

P V Ariel said...

Hi Alex and Team,
Everything is fine, but i have a small suggestion:
Pl, provide the html code of IWSG's emblem
so that the members can embed it in their pages
Thanks and regards
Philip Ariel

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Debra, that part was funny, wasn't it?

LuAnn, feel free to sign back up! Sorry, the list does get culled now and then.

Rebecca, I won't axe you.

Tyrean, no worries - that's what it's for.

Nancy, yes!

Nick, you're welcome.

Philip, I can email it to you.

Sarah Trammel said...

IT'S OPEN, THAT'S AWESOME!! I'm sooo excited that it's up and running. Now excuse me while I got play on the website.

S. L. Hennessy said...

I'm SO SO SO excited about the website Alex!! What an awesome tool! I can't wait to go look!

Robin said...

Looking forward to checking out your new website and Facebook page. I am awed that you put it all together (with help from the other admins, of course). It's a fabulous idea to help aspiring writers... or even published writers who decide to shake things up in order to do publish differently. Kudos!!!

Murees Dupé said...

Congratulations on the website! Thank you for all the hard work that you and your team do on a regular basis to help us aspiring writers out.

Gwen Gardner said...

I've been to Nick's and to the IWSG page and to Joy's blog---I think I got it covered!

Thanks Alex!

Tessa Conte said...

The new website is looking great! And I love that review of GTA4 *snigger*. I must admit I've never cottoned on to that game... I prefer Skyrim and the likes. Hmm... I guess considering what I write that's not so surprising.

Toodles,

Tessa (currently posting both at Tessa's Blurb and The Book Bunnies)

j.a. kazimer said...

Hi Alex,

You've done an amazing thing here. Just wanted to say, I fully support the Insecure Writer's Group.

I've seen some moving posts, especially from Shannon Lawrence because of this idea.

I wish I had the guts to join in, but until I do, please know that all of these insecurities are shared by many of us, and how much it helps to hear it from others.

Best,

Julie

Karen Jones Gowen said...

Wow, congrats Alex!!!

M Pax said...

Congrats to Joy and Nick! Awesome on the new site. I will pop on over. Thank you for the shoutouts, Alex! Hope your week is going fantastic so far.

Rhonda Albom said...

Thanks Alex for your simple encouragement. I did it. (that would be - I published my very first IWSG post.)

Sandy Campbell said...

Love the new website and the FB page/group! I am going to spend some time on the website because I think it will be very helpful to me...I have a hard time sometimes deciding on this and that, and I think it will be good for me. Thanks! sandy www.sandysanderellasmusings.blogspot.com

DMS said...

The site looks fabulous! Awesome resources for writers. :)
~Jess

Em-Musing said...

Wow, what a great site. I will visit it often. Thanks to everyone who put it together.

Jennifer said...

The site looks great, and I love the IWSG banner.

Kimberly Gabriel said...

Congrats on the release of the website! What a wonderful thing you and all involved are doing for bloggers and writers!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Robin, I'm in awe we got it together as well!

Tessa, not my style of game either.

Julie, hope you do join us one day.

Rhonda, glad you're on board!

Thanks everyone!

Sherry Ellis said...

That is so awesome that the IWSG website and Facebook page is up! They look great!

Julie Musil said...

Alex, the web site and Facebook page look amazing! Thanks to you and everyone else for your hard work.

Cathy Keaton said...

The website is finally here! Congrats on launching it and here's hoping for continued success.

Kim Lajevardi said...

The website looks great! How exciting. It looks like a great resource. Thank you to everyone who worked on it. :)

jamieayres.com said...

Woohoo . . . website is finally here :-)

VR Barkowski said...

Love both the new IWSG page, and the Facebook page. Congrats on the launch, Alex, and thanks to all admins who helped put this together!

VR Barkowski

Doreen McGettigan said...

I LOVE the new sites and the pages and huge CONGRATULATIONS to you Alex on the release and a huge THANK YOU for all that you do.

Rebecca Bradley said...

Yay! Thank you :)

Chris said...

New webiste, new Facebook page... this thing is really branching out! I'll do my best to visit fellow IWSG blogs and the IWSG site this weekend. Congrats and thanks again!

Donna Hole said...

The site is awesome Alex. Y'all did a great job.

......dhole

Donna Hole said...

The site is awesome Alex. Y'all did a great job.

......dhole

Michael Pierce said...

You and your team did a fantastic job on the website! It already has so many helpful resources. it's a great expansion to the group. Congrats!

~Sia McKye~ said...

Magic Most deadly and Beyond the Edge sounds good. I enjoyed MPax's last story. :-)

I got Goldie Hawn and Sigourney Weaver. Given my state of mind, I thought that was fabulous.

Conan cracked me up. I play Guitar Hero. I've play, badly, a few games with the kid. I'm not a gamer.

Website looks good. Kudos to the team that help pull it together!
Sia McKye Over Coffee

Kela McClelland said...

Yay for the new site. I've already stopped by and y'all did a great job.

I think I'm going to pull some of your awesome vibes to help get me back on track. ;)

Hope you have a great day. :)

T.F. Walsh said...

Woohoo... so excited to see the IWSG website up... well done.

John Wiswell said...

Your group is a very heartening one, Alex. I'm glad it keeps expanding.

Helena said...

Per usual, Alex, you are a wealth of information and resources and generosity. Of course I'll be using the Insecure Writer's Support website, especially the tips on marketing (I have no skills whatsoever in that area). Thank you for this latest gift.

Shannon Lawrence said...

Ha! I've never seen one of his Clueless Gamer dealies. Admittedly, I've never played Grand Theft Auto. Pretty detailed, eh? Wow. And, yay, I got all the trivia answers for once! Blown away by Mary being in an anthology with names like those! And congratulations to everyone mentioned in the post!

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

mooderino said...

The new site looks great!

mood

Medeia Sharif said...

Yay for Nick and all the book news.

I'm checking out the IWSG site right now...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sia, two right was definitely good.

Kela, hope you do.

Helena, it was the team that pulled it together. I know nothing...

Shannon, there is a whole series of Clueless gamers on YouTube - go watch!

Thanks everyone!

Wanda said...

Congrats on the new website.

Leovi said...

Yes, I think it is a great idea IWSG improving year after year!

Rusty Webb said...

Crap! Work had been a tad ridiculous this week. I've been forced to schedule time to breathe into my calendar. Totally missed this again.

Clueless gamer is the most ridiculously funny thing ever. Haven't seen this one yet. I will come back as soon as I have time.

A Beer For The Shower said...

That IWSG website is pretty badass. 345 people? Man, that's crazy.

Also, I'm no clueless gamer. I can weave my way through midday traffic, shoot down police helicopters, and beat up hookers with the best of 'em.

Jackie said...

Wowzers! I'm diggin' the new IWSG site, Alex! Awesome job, congrats, and thanks!

Robin said...

I'm excited about the new site. What a great idea. IWSG has helped me so much along my writing journey.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Rusty, it's sheer genius.

Brandon and Bryan, obviously I like crazy. And Conan needs lessons from you guys.

Chris Fries said...

You know, I've been a huge Ninja Captain Alex fan for a while, and have always supported the IWSG mission, but I've never actually signed up... Too insecure, I guess. ;)

But I'm taking the plunge and will be adding my own small voice to the next IWSG chorus the first Wed of November!

Oh - and today I posted something on my blog about a website I've been playing guitar at. Wanna jam??? :)

Mark Noce said...

I liek the new IWSG site:) And am happy to be part of the FB group now:)

Cherie Reich said...

Woot! That's great the website is now up!

Congrats to Mary!

JJ said...

Insecure Writer’s Support Group website - WOW!!!!!

msmariah said...

The new IWSG website looks great. Now if only I can find time to join it! Thanks for the editor info. Once I finish with some of my work I'm going to need a good editor.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Love the expansion of the IWSG. What a great idea! Got signed up for the blog fest. Missed one I signed up for this summer and told myself I'd avoid them, but passing one up is like saying no to seconds. I know I'm full, but it looks so good ya know?

Misha Gericke said...

Love the new website! Sorry for only getting around to it now. Been rushed off my internet feet the past week... Sigh.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Chris, welcome aboard!! And will check it out. Always want to jam.

Elizabeth, why not, right?

mshatch said...

Love the new site!

SA Larsenッ said...

YAY! for M.Pax!

You are always stuffed to the gills with info. Guess it's time I join the IWSG. I saw the FB page the other day and thought, "That's awesome!"

klahanie said...

Hey ninja dude,

You know me, when it comes to spreading, the word, that is, no problem. IWSG aka...um will be duly mentioned around by me. Maybe I can have a franchise.

Here I go, sharing....

Gary

Arlee Bird said...

The IWSG site looks great and the FaceBook site has been getting a very good reception as well.

Good job!

Lee
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