Wednesday 5 June 2019

IWSG June 2019

It's time once again for the monthly posting of the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Hosted of course by Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaughthe purpose of the group is to provide a safe place where we can vent our fears and insecurities over writing without fear of judgement. This month's excellent co-hosts are Diane BurtonKim LajevardiSylvia NeySarah FosterJennifer Hawes and Madeline Mora-Summonte!

So this month's question is: Of all the genres you read and write, which is your favorite to write in and why?

This is a pretty easy one to answer for me - I'll simply refer you to my blog title, where I already nailed my colours to the mast! I love writing speculative fiction - inasmuch as it can be considered a genre - because it can encompass many other genres such as sci-fi, horror, dystopian, and more, even alternative history. I'm yet to write in all of them but it's great to have so many possibilities. With speculative writing, you can create entirely new worlds, populate them, decide the rules that govern them, break those rules and start again. The only limit is your imagination!


IWSG Anthology Contest

Don’t forget the Insecure Writer’s Support Group Annual Anthology Contest is open and taking submissions! 
Genre is middle grade historical – adventure/ fantasy and the theme is voyagers. 
See the site for full details. 


Mark your calendars! The annual #IWSGPit Twitter pitch party is set for January 20, 2020.

IWSG Instagram

The IWSG Instagram prompts for June are:


The WEP challenge for this month is open! 
Theme – Caged Bird. 
Up to 1000 words. 
There are also some changes regarding signing up, voting, and prizes, so be sure to visit the WEP site for details.

What's your genre of choice? Entering for the anthology or WEP? Following the Instagram challenge?
Don't forget to check out more IWSG posts here!