Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The Insecure Writer's Support Group-January 2020

It's time for another meeting of The Insecure Writer's Support Group. Our leader Alex J. Cavanaugh has assembled a great group of co-hosts for this month: T. Powell Coltrin, Victoria Marie Lees, Stephen Tremp, Renee Scattergood, and J.H. Moncrieff.

Be sure to check out the IWSG website!

Sorry this post is so late! Life got busy, and it completely slipped my mind that we were posting today. Better late than never though!

Here's the optional question for this month:

What started you on your writing journey? Was it a particular book, movie, story, or series? Was it a teacher/coach/spouse/friend/parent? Did you just "know" suddenly you wanted to write?

I've been a writer for as long as I can remember. Growing up, books filled our home. My parents were always reading. I was enraptured by the stories my parents would read to me. I wanted to know more about the people who created those stories. It astounded me that people had the power to imagine these different worlds, places, and possibilities. I can't recall an exact moment when I knew I wanted to be a writer,  but I also can't recall a time in my life when I didn't want it.

What started you on your writing journey?


  1. Like yours Laura, mine was a family of readers. Everyone sat around with their nose in a book after dinner. Heidi was the favorite. Seeing I drowned myself in books from my earliest years, no wonder I took to writing a few of my own!

  2. My family was also a bunch of readers. My parents always had books in their hands. I didn't always want to write but I did want to read.

  3. You were blessed to have such strong parental influences.

  4. Yes it's how writers create new worlds that attracted me to reading then writing. Loved Scifi as a kid and still do today. Have a great New Year!

  5. Don't feel bad. I almost forgot myself! We're not used to posting this late in the month.

    My mom always read to us when we were kids and she also took us to the library. That got me into a passion to read avidly and then soon after write regularly. More about my writing journey at my blog, A Far Out Fantastic Site!

  6. I caught it the night before and was like 'oh wow! that's tomorrow?' But it's like that every month. Sounds like you were born to write. Glad you stuck to it!

  7. Reading was always encouraged in my family, but I didn't get into writing until about 10 years ago.

  8. Hi, L.G. My parents were voracious readers, and they both were always writing, especially letters. I grew up thinking that was what people did: read and write. I've been writing throughout my life. Happy writing to you in 2020!