Ninja Captain Alex J Cavanaugh created IWSG — because Alex understands we need a place to congregate, insecurity is part of our creative nature, and together we’re stronger.
On the first Wednesday of each month, you can write on any subject related to your writing journey or adopt the option of answering the month’s question. Either way, you’re in safe territory.
If this sounds good to you, sign up here.
IWSG’s Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and the hashtag is #IWSG.
Every month, a specific question is offered, which may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or a story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you struggle with something to say.
Remember, the question is optional!
Insecure Writer’s Support Group Website!!!
Do you follow back your readers on BookBub or do you only follow back other authors?
First of all, Feliz Ano Nuevo everyone! I hope 2024 brings you happiness, peace, and inspiration.
I don’t belong to BookBub, so I don’t have an answer to this month’s question. However, I do have a blog and an Author FB page, and as such I’m a strong advocate of the rules of Netiquette, the Golden Rule of treating others kindly. This applies to anyone, regardless if you’re a blogger or working the counter at Revenue Canada. I’m not suggesting you stand still while someone kicks you in the teeth, but sometimes when we’re stressed or unhappy, we forget that the world is filled with people with feelings that hurt just as badly as ours do.
Years ago, when a new author and blogger asked me how I managed to attract readers to my blog, I told him I replied to emails and visited my visitors’ blogs.
Exasperated he replied, “I don’t have time for that; I have a book to promote and more novels to write.”
I politely suggested that attitude was a mistake.
Today his Amazon BSR scores are quite high, but should any of his novels hit the best-sellers list, I’ll eat crow.