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Wednesday, December 2, 2015


Posting first Wednesday of every month YOU can sign up HERE to find out more about the purpose of the Insecure Writer's Support Group, the brainchild of Alex Cavanaugh.

Let's give our co-hosts  a warm welcome! 

Sandra Hoover,
Mark Koopmans, 
Doreen McGettigan, 
Megan Morgan, and 
Melodie Campbell! 

In an effort to keep these posts short I will be sharing a quote. Today's quote is from H. H. the 14th Dalai Lama.
Dalai Lama 1471 Luca Galuzzi 2007

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.

Although this quote may not relate to writing, it relates to the community we belong to. If we did not have this community of support where would we be?

Don't we, on some level, care about and even love each other? When someone shares his/her fears and anxieties about their writing, aren't we compassionate? Could this community exist without those two qualities?

Expand these qualities outward towards those with whom you have little or nothing in common and the world will be a better place.

It is, after all, The Golden Rule. Do unto others an as you have them do unto you.


  1. Hi Bish - so true ... and I went to hear the Dalai Lama speak ... it was fascinating - quite difficult to exactly interpret, as he kept on asking his adviser for words etc, ... but it certainly was an education of a two hour listening session ... We all need to do unto others, as we would have them do unto us. Cheers Hilary

  2. What a lovely post! Thank you for this.

  3. Hi,
    You're so right. These traits do apply to us and reflects how we feel about lifting each other up.
    Every writer needs compassion and mercy, and you expressed it wonderfully.

  4. Absolutely applies to this community Bish. Thanks for sharing it.

  5. A wonderful quote. Thanks for sharing.

  6. So true! Thanks for the inspiration today.

  7. I always *strive* to do unto others as I would have them do unto me... and I never, ever judge a book (or person) by its cover (or clothes:)

    Thanks for sharing!!

    Best regards,

    Mark, (author, official slacker and IWSG co-host :)

  8. Lovely quote. Great for this time of year but really for any time of the year.

  9. Love and compassion, so needed now, and always!

  10. Humanity definitely wouldn't survive without these qualities. Such a true post.

  11. The writing community is full of compassion and love, esp. this group. Thanks for the reminder.

  12. Compassion is crucial! Thanks for the inspiration today.

  13. Hi Bish,

    How very true and even more profound during these times of uncertainty on our fragile, beleaguered planet. Here's to the caring compassionate world so many of us embrace.

    Thank you, Bish and have a peaceful, positive weekend.


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