I was stunned by the response to Wednesday’s post about a Insecure Writer’s Support Group. When I wrote that post, I worried it was a lame idea. Everyone seemed so excited though! My original idea may not be big enough.
I see three ways to do this. You guys just let me know which one is best for your needs. (Because this is for you!)
1 – Scheduled post date once or twice a month for participants to either post their insecurities or offer advice and encouragement to others. I’d make a Linky List and keep it in on a separate page here.
2 – Start a new blog called the Insecure Writers Support Group (with help – I do need to sleep sometime) with weekly (or more) encouraging tips from others who have been through the wringer and survived. Maybe have separate pages to list members and their genres or position in the writing process or something. Maybe a mentor page. Maybe a way to communicate with one another. (Not sure how to do that but willing to try.)
3 – Set up a forum called the Insecure Writers Support Group, featuring topics of encouragement, calls for help, discussions, stuff like that. (Thanks to Elizabeth Mueller for the suggestion.)
Let me know which idea rocks your world.
Now for some contests and stuff:
Lydia Kang is hosting a 900 followers contest – you can win books.
Paul Joseph is hosting a back-to-school contest – win a stack of books for your favorite teacher.
Lisa at Flash Fiction is part of a big Renaissance Blogfest this October.
Ellie Garratt is hosting the Star Trek Blogfest this coming Monday. I’m all over this like a pack of rabid Tribbles…
Don’t forget my Worst Movies Ever Blogfest coming September 19!
And the wonderful Amy gave me the Blog on Fire Award. Thanks, Amy! I was supposed to answer some questions about rutabagas... Oh well! I’ll just pass it along to Bryan at The Alchemy of Writing, because the dude’s just cool!
Off to see Conan this weekend! Let me know which idea for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group sounds cool. (Or if they’re all dumb, which one sucks the least.)