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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

IWSG November 2021 - Anticipation

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 us!

Our awesome co-hosts for this month's posting of the IWSG are: 

 Kim Lajevardi, Victoria Marie Lees, Joylene Nowell Butler, Erika Beebe, and Lee Lowery!

This month’s optional question is:

What is harder to do: coming up with your book title or writing the blurb?

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.