Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Insecure Writers Support Group 2017

It's 2017! I hope this is the year that brings your dreams to fruition.

It's also the 1st Wednesday of the New Year. January 2017 and time for us to share are insecurities or to give out encouragement. IWSG was started by Alex J. Cavanaugh and has grown into a wonderful writer community. To read other post go here.

January 4th Question: What writing rule do you wish you'd never heard?

I can honestly say not one. Every rule is in place to challenge us to become a better writer. They have certainly made me a better writer. They are all second nature to me now. Alarm bells go off in my head when I break one. But it is possible that I don't know all the rules. I'll be curious to read what others have written.

Today is also the announcement for the winners of the IWSG Fantasy Anthology. When I learn the out come I'll post an update in here since I entered.

If you haven't picked up a copy of my epic fantasy yet, here's your chance at the friendship price of just 99 cents. I'll be redoing the cover and adding a print copy soon and the price will increase to $2.99

Thank you for coming by, Nancy


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Nancy - just bought .. so I'll get to and make sure I read shortly ... good luck with all in 2017 - and yes we all learn as we write .. cheers Hilary

Yolanda Renée said...

Getting my copy too!
Happy 2017!
Rules, what rules? :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I already have my copy.
I don't think I have enough alarms going off...
Happy 2017!

Mandy 'n' Justin said...

While I agree that most writing rules help writers become better, there are still a few that annoy me. Like, the rules are hard to implement and require thought. Sometimes when I write I don't want to think. The rules are much better after they have been implemented for a time and are more automatic. It's just getting there that's the problem.

N. R. Williams said...

Hi Hillary
Thanks for buying my book.

Hi Yolanda
Thanks for buying my book.

Yes, Alex. I know you have a copy. Have you read it?

They were hard for me at first too.


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