Welcome readers, writers, authors, and bloggers!
We’re glad you’re here! It's the First Wednesday of the
month; when we celebrate IWSG Day in the form of a blog hop
featuring all of the members of the Insecure Writer's
Support Group. Founded
by author Alex
Cavanaugh and fostered by like-minded associates, IWSG is a place
to share the fabulous views and exciting news that occurs along our fascinating
writing journeys. One such piece of exciting news is Natalie Aguirre, spot-lighter extraordinaire, being featured on our
IWSG Member Spotlight page! Check it out, and you’ll see why she is so very
deserving of the honorable mention. Perusing
the many tips
and resources offered here is definitely worthwhile and highly rewarding, so
pull up a comfy chair, or better yet - join
Our awesome co-hosts for
this month's posting of the IWSG are:
month’s optional question is:
What is harder to do: coming up with your book title or writing the
I love coming up with book titles! The problem lies on
the wordless page when you haven’t the faintest idea of a storyline for said
title. Meanwhile, the pen in your hand hovers aimlessly; the curser blinks with
the anticipation of a dog’s tail: “C’mon, lady. How about a treat? One sentence.
A word, perhaps? Just one. Please?”
Thankfully, that doesn’t happen often.
If you’re writing a blurb, it’s all over but the
shouting. The selling that is. And
that’s where the fun begins. Think of it as a 200-word (or less) ad campaign,
sort of a travel-size synopsis – for the reader, this time. You’ve already
convinced the editor, the publisher. With the pressure off, you can think of
your work with a satisfied smile, and when you do, you'll write your blurb that
way too. Short, and enticing. I like that. One day I’ll be better at it :-)
Until again, be well and write happy.