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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Insecure Writer's Support Group and a Blogfest to Join!

The brainchild of Alex Cavanaugh, the 
purpose of the Insecure Writer's Support Group is: to share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Posting is the first Wednesday of every month.

You can sign up HERE.

Since most of us are insecure about our writing and the writing process, 
I have decided to pass on my three rules for writing. Somehow these rules make things easier, less complicated, and more fun.

1. Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison 2008-2

If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it. 

(Simple enough.)

2. Bruce Coville
Bruce Coville

A story should contain at least one belly laugh, one honest tear and one gasp.

(I think I can do that.)

3. W. Somerset Maugham
Somerset Maugham (1934)

There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

(Ahhh, so THAT'S the secret!)

What are your three rules?

The International Potluck Blogfest

Beth FredMedeia Sharif and Lexa Cain are hosting. 

Here are the rules:
~ Put the bloghop badge on your post.

~ Post the cover of a book you love (it can be your own) with a food and/or recipe from the book, or a food from the MC's region, or a food you just like!
~ Link back to BethMedia, and Lexa. All three of us.
~ A copy of Beth's Finding Hope, Medeia's Snip, Snip, Revenge, and Lexa's Soul Cutter, plus a $10 Amazon gift card will be given away via Rafflecopter!

I won't be posting tomorrow or Monday the 11th, but I will be back Tuesday August 12th to participate in the International Potluck Blogfest.


  1. That last one is hilarious. Although the first rule is the reason I wrote my first book.
    See you next week, Bish!

  2. Good, because I don't know the rules either, Mr. Maugham.

  3. The last quote is so funny. Thanks for sharing it.

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  6. For me, there are no rules except to plant myself in the chair and write.

  7. I love these! I write stories I'd like to read. That's enough for me.

  8. Yes! Best writing advice ever. I especially love Bruce Coville's thoughts.

    I'm super stoked about the potluck and I'll be following it, but unfortunately my head is barely above water at the moment. We have seasons like that, eh?

  9. So glad to see you are back. I've missed you.

    Love the rules. My #1 is that old 'butt in chair' rule.

  10. I love that quote by Somerset Maugham - so funny! Thanks for the fun quotes and for plugging the blogfest! :)

  11. Hi, Bish,

    My rules are:-

    1. Learn the craft of writing.
    2. Write as many or as little words as it takes to get the story finished.
    3. Unswerving perseverance is the key to success.

    Like the quote from the second writer.

  12. I agree with the commenters about the butt in chair rule. Just write. Just do it.

    That's my rule.

  13. All three authors define excellence, from different genre and generations.

  14. Excellent quotes! I write the stories I want to read too.

  15. "If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." That's why I started writing... but the first book took me so long to write that there ended up being heaps of that kind of book in the market, lol. By then it was okay though because I'd caught the writing bug.

  16. Great quotes, Bish! : )

  17. I love #2 because it sounds like the making of a powerful read. Thank you for sharing the blogfest.

  18. The last rule cracked me up- it goes with the secret nature of writing. :) I hadn't heard the one from Bruce Coville before- but it makes sense to me!


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