Wednesday, February 3, 2021

The Insecure Writer's Support Group: February 2021


It's the first Wednesday of the month, and that means it's time to convene another meeting of The Insecure Writer's Support Group. Our leader Alex J. Cavanaugh has assembled a some wonderful co-hosts for this month: Louise-Fundy Blue, Jennifer Lane, Mary Aalgaard, Patsy Collins at Womagwriter, and Nancy Gideon.

Be sure to check out the IWSG website for great writerly resources!

The optional question for this month is: Blogging is often more than just sharing stories. It’s often the start of special friendships and relationships. Have you made any friends through the blogosphere?

Blogging has definitely helped me find a community of friends I wouldn't have found otherwise. One of those communities of friends is the Insecure Writer's Support Group. It's always reassuring to know that my fellow writers have many of the same feelings of insecurity and self-doubt as I do, and I'm grateful for the opportunities that being a part of this group has offered over the years.

Another supportive community I found through blogging is Write...Edit...Publish. Being a part of this group helped me feel more comfortable sharing my writing with others. It's nice to have a place where you can exchange encouraging words and constructive criticism, all with the goal of strengthening our writing and building bonds between our fellow writers.

Has blogging helped you form friendships and/or communities that you wouldn't have found otherwise?


  1. You have two groups where you definitely belong!

  2. I would definitely consider the IWSG a community of friends!

  3. I'm with you on both counts. Both IWSG and WEP have been wonderful communities for me too.

  4. Yes, blogging has definitely helped me make friends. And it's a way for me to help others.

  5. I've made many friends through blogging and groups like this one reinforce those friendships.

  6. Blogging has helped me a lot in making good friendship connections and IWSG has helped me the most in doing this. It truly is a community of bloggers and authors helping and supporting each other.