Wednesday, February 4, 2015

IWSG February 2015


The Insecure Writer's Support Group is a once a month meeting of the most beautiful souls you will ever meet. Click HERE for more information.

There is a silence found in discovery. The uncovering of purpose opens a door to peace, one the sound longs to walk through at birth.

Don't put off writing what you know you should write. Very often, it's the very thing we fear most. If something resonates with you, shakes your very foundations, you should probably spend more time with it. If an idea keeps you awake at night, makes you avoid subjects and places and the corners of imagination, you should fling open those cobweb encrusted blinds. Let in the light of discovery. Write what scares you. It's the only way to slay the Minotaur.

Go forth and be fabulous!



16 comments:

  1. Hi Jennifer! Excellent advice. We should always write what's in our hearts. Short, but very effective post!

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  2. Thank you, Jen. This was exactly what I needed to read this morning. I struggle with this issue because I fear that readers are not interested in reading about the scary, dark parts of life.

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  3. So so true. And so beautifully expressed

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  4. Great post. Life is scary, the writing life is scarier. Embrace it!
    Play off the Page

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  5. Not sure what scares me. Besides the world.

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  6. I agree. Sometimes we think so much about what others would think or like, so we don't write about certain subjects. But we should never let others dictate what should or should not go in our books.

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  7. Oh you told me, and with eloquence! :)

    shahwharton.com

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  8. I love this! Sometimes just being passionate about something can be scary, but it would be worse to ignore it.

    February IWSG Co-host

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  9. Thanks for the reminder! I have shied away from my WIP lately, because I'm in a very emotional--and pivotal--scene, and I was struggling. My life has been crazy up and down, so I was using that as an excuse. Instead, I should use it as fuel to write a darn good book. I needed the kick in the pants, so thank you!

    My IWSG Post

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  10. We have to write what we can only write, right? Thanks for the reminder!

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  11. It doesn't shake me so much as make me feel alive. :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

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  12. I do love to experiment and write what scares me or at least makes me nervous. Sometimes it pays off, sometimes it doesn't, but I never regret trying.

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  13. Great post, Jen. Writing what I love is what spurs me on. Those ideas that pop into my head while trying to go to sleep. That's what I need to write. Best wishes.

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  14. Fantastic advice. And as a horror writer, I definitely agree!

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  15. I am so writing what scares me right now. A new anthology project coming up that I will be organizing/editing. Yikes! And another non-fiction project I am writing for a friend's program. Oh, and some genre work I never thought I'd write (under a pen name. Shhhhh....don't tell anyone.)

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Cheers! ~J