Wednesday 3 December 2014

Insecure Writer's Support Group: On Writers

Insecure Writer's Support Group is a blog hop hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh where totally insecure writers can get together and share the things that are making us go argh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          This month I've decided to take a break from talking about my (unending) insecurities and in the spirit of thanksgiving (which we don't celebrate in Australia but I'm appropriating anyway!) I wanted to talk about something that has amazed me since I first started trying to be a writer. That thing just happens to be other writers. I'm not sure if I just came at this writing game in a very business minded way but I fully expected writing to be like any other close guarded business in which people hoarded their knowledge and skills in order to get ahead. What I found was a community of people (IWSG is a prime example) who couldn't be more willing to lend a hand. There are writers I know who have read my MS three or four times without complaint and have helped shape my story in ways I never could have imagined. I've read copious advice blogs written by writers solely for the purpose of helping others.
         That's why this month I just want to say thank you to all the writers out there who are making the world of writing a little bit easier for insecure newbies like me!