Wednesday, 1 February 2017
IWSG: A Writer Reads
Founded by Alex J. Cavanaugh, the Insecure Writer's Support Group's purpose is to share and encourage. A place where 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.
The awesome co-hosts for February's IWSG posting are Misha Gericke, LK Hill, Juneta Key, Christy and Joylene Butler.
Now for February's IWSG question:
How has being a writer changed your experience as a reader?
I really do understand and respect the countless hours of struggle and sweat that goes into writing a story. I seldom give up on a book, even if there are a spattering of technical mistakes - none of us are perfect, and there are a lot of writers cutting their teeth on a first book. I'm also more willing to try unknown authors. If the cover and blurb grab me, I'm in. You don't have to be a bestselling author to end up on my bookshelf, and that has led to many rewarding experiences. Having said that, my time is still precious. Life is too short to waste on stories that fail to hold my attention or have me throwing the book against a wall, no matter how many books you have or haven't sold.
For all of the reasons above, writing has enriched and shaped my love of reading. And that's a good thing, right? What about you?