Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Insecure Writer’s Support Group, Upcoming November Movie Releases, WEP, Holiday Book Sale, and New Book Releases

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.

The awesome co-hosts today are Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor JQ Rose Ann V. Friend and Elizabeth Seckman!

November 7 question - How has your creativity in life evolved since you began writing?

It’s stretched what I write about. I’ve written non-fiction, contemporary, even poetry! (My WEP entry last month.) I was already playing guitar but I was prodded to go further and now play in a Christian rock band. So my creativity continues to grow.

Are you following the IWSG on Instagram?
Here are the prompts for November:

The #IWSGPit Twitter pitch is once a year now – and the next one is in January! Don’t miss it.

And big thanks to everyone who entered the annual IWSG Anthology Contest! Winners will be announced January 2.


The IWSG partnered with Write…Edit…Publish and we are hosting a contest for the February theme!

Rules: Submit your idea for a WEP February theme by November 12 to admin AT Nothing so U.S. culturally bound. Should have wide appeal.

Prize: Feature in the December newsletter for the winner. And, of course, the winning theme will be the official February WEP theme!

Deadline: November 12. Winner announced in the November newsletter on November 28.

Plus December's WEP theme is...

Holiday Book Sale

My publisher Dancing Lemur Press, is running a holiday sale. Here are the details:

Buy the print book, get the eBook or audio book (if available) for free!
Buy the print book directly from Dancing Lemur Press and get free swag and a free book!
Buy an audio book and get another audio book for free!
Buy an eBook and get another eBook for free!
See Dancing Lemur Press for a list of available titles.
To redeem and conditions:
Purchase a print, audio, or eBook from any retailer and send a copy of your receipt, less payment information and shipping, to inquiries AT
Books purchased directly from our site will automatically get swag and a free book shipped.
Free eBook cannot be over $2.99.
CassaSeries audio book excluded in the free giveaway.
Offer good until December 15, 2018. Delivery of print books not guaranteed by Christmas after December 10, 2018.

New Releases

Steps Along Our Shore by Elsie Amata
If you love someone who’s struggling with pornography addiction and/or other unwanted sexual behaviors and you’re having difficulties communicating with each other, my heart goes out to you. I want you to know that better communication and a healthier relationship is possible. So is a healthier you.
Find it on Amazon

Spirit Visions Soul Songs by Mary-Montague Sikes
Spirit Visions Soul Songs features paintings and writings to inspire meditation and focus. Mary Montague Sikes believes that readers will find meaning for themselves in both the images and the words she has created intuitively.
Find it on Amazon

Tangier Bank Heist by Sean McLachlan
Right after the war, Tangier was the craziest town in North Africa. Everything was for sale and the price was cheap. The perverts came for the flesh. The addicts came for the drugs. A whole army of hustlers and grifters came for the loose laws and free flow of cash and contraband.
Find it on Amazon

Soul Wanderer by Juliana Haygert
The Fire Heart Chronicles #4
“I’m losing my mind, and it’s because of my magic. It won’t be long before I become like her— before I become a monster.”
Find it on Amazon

November Movie Preview

Here are the upcoming theatrical releases for November! As always, descriptions courtesy of the IMDB. Snark provided by me.

9 –

The story of two American soldiers behind enemy lines on D Day.
Director: Julius Avery
Stars: Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier, Pilou Asbæk, John Magaro
Should satisfy my need for blood, boobs, and carnage for a month or so. Looks wicked.

The Grinch
A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.
Directors: Yarrow Cheney | Scott Mosier
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Angela Lansbury, Kenan Thompson
Cell drawn Grinch, live action Grinch, and now 3D animation Grinch. All we need is a claymation Grinch and I’ll be happy.

16 –

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
The second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" series set in J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World featuring the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander.
Director: David Yates
Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol
First one should’ve been called fantastic plots and how to write one…

23 –

Ralph Breaks the Internet
Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph", Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.
Directors: Phil Johnston | Rich Moore
Stars: Gal Gadot, Kristen Bell, Mandy Moore, Sarah Silverman
I heard the last fifteen minutes is a dramatic showdown between Ralph and Al Gore.

Creed II
Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, newly crowned light heavyweight champion Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago.
Director: Steven Caple Jr.
Stars: Tessa Thompson, Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Dolph Lundgren
Creed steps into the ring with Black Panther to discover the true King of Wakanda.

How has your creativity grown? Want to suggest a theme for WEP? Taking advantage of the holiday sale on books? And what movie catches your attention this month?

I am taking most of November off to write! Not officially NaNo, but I’d like to knock out a good chunk of my current work. My USA friends, have a great Thanksgiving. See you December 5 with the next IWSG post plus tons of movies and a concert review!

And I just realized - it's now been nine years since I began blogging.