IWSG: June

6:33 AM Elizabeth Seckman 48 Comments

OPTIONAL IWSG Day Question: Of all the genres you read and write, which is your favorite to write in and why? Anything with a happily ever after. Life already comes with enough curve balls and sadness, I want to write and read fiction that leaves me smiling. 







Our book selection for June/July is:

Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

This book was voted on by our members as a great example of Dialogue. The discussion will start July 24th and will go to the end of the month, but it will be up indefinitely, so you can hop in whenever you're able.

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group
Twitter Pitch Party!

#IWSGPit

January 15, 2020

8:00 am to 8:00 pm Eastern Time
All writers and authors are invited to participate.
Create a Twitter-length pitch for your completed and polished manuscript and leave room for genre, age, and the hashtag. On January 15, Tweet your pitch. If your pitch receives a favorite/heart from a publisher/agent check their submission guidelines and send your requested query.
Many writers have seen their books published from a Twitter pitch - it’s a quick and easy way to put your manuscript in front of publishers and agents.
Rules:
Writers may send out 1 Twitter pitch every 1 hour per manuscript.
Publishers/Agents will favorite/heart pitches they are interested in. Publishers can either Tweet basic submission guidelines or direct writers to their submission guidelines. (Writers, please do not favorite/heart pitches.)
No images allowed in pitches.
Pitches must include GENRE/AGE and the hashtag #IWSGPit.
Ages:
#C - children’s
#MG - middle grade
#YA - young adult
#NA - new adult
#A - adult
Genres:
#AD - adventure
#CF - Christian fiction
#CO - contemporary
#F - fantasy
#H - horror
#HI - historical
#LF - literary fiction
#MCT - mystery/crime/thriller
#ME - memoir
#NF - non-fiction
#PB - picture book
#PN - paranormal
#R - romance
#SF - sci-fi
#WF - women's fiction
#UF - urban fantasy
#S - suspense
*Authors, please check out the publishers and agents before submitting.*

Book News!

Congratulations to fellow blogger and all-round good guy, R Mac Wheeler on his new book!
New, Third Edition now in print!



on amazon

And a bit of shameless self-promotion...My new book is out!



Sarah
can hold her own in a courtroom, but when it comes to love, she’s 0-3 and Rich
was her biggest loss to date.










How about a giveaway? For the winner, an eCopy of Hoosier Dad loaded onto your new Kindle! Sign up by clicking the Rafflecopter giveaway link. 



48 comments:

  1. Go ahead and do a little shameless self-promotion! You should be proud of your new book.

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    1. I always cringe, just a little. Someone once told me- if you're not willing to recommend it, who could? I guess that's a good point!

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  2. Congratulations on your new release! Looks like there is so much great news happening soon. Happy IWSG Day Elizabeth :)

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    1. There is so much going on, I get nervous I'm going to keep forgetting stuff.

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  3. I just finished Chapter 6 in Hoosier Dad - so good! You've got another winner on your hands :)

    I remember reading "Are You There God?" when I was young. I wonder what it would be like rereading it as an adult?

    Cheers - Ellen

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    1. Thank you so much for reading it! Bug hugs.

      I loved the book as a kid. I still haven't started re-reading it, but I'm eager to.

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  4. Congrats on your new book, Elizabeth! That's awesome.

    I hope that one of these days that I'll have something to submit for the Twitter pitch.

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    1. Thanks Natalie!

      You will have something to pitch. It's just a matter of time. And by that, I mean finding time to write.

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  5. Nothing wrong with shameless promotion. It's your blog, right? Love the tagline.

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    1. Yeah, it is my blog! I liked it too. Sarah can be tough. I thought it suited her well.

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  6. Woot for the new book! That's awesome!

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  7. I would love to write stories that leave people smiling instead of cowering under the bed. Sigh.

    Looking forward to reading MARGARET. It’s been a really long time since I’ve read it.

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    1. Your books have their place. I do love to read a John Saul book between every few romances.

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  8. Congrats on the new release. Yes, smiles are awesome! Though my stories aren't all smiles, I try to get some in there. :-)

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    1. Not every story needs a smile. I do mix in stories that give me chills...you know, when I need to stay up at night. LOL

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  9. Thanks for sharing book club details! :)

    Congratulations on Hoosier Dad!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Chrys.

      My pleasure to share. It's a great group to be part of!

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  10. Congrats on your new release! Many more to come, I'm sure. :)

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    1. Same to you, my friend. Here's to more and more books.

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  11. Like you I like reading stories with happy endings. They don't have to be perfectly blissful and neatly tied up, but I like closure and some cause to smile or feel optimistic.

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  12. Yeah, enough dark and dreary in the world, happy is more fun.

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  13. Congratulations on your new book. Yes, a lot of happily ever after works for me!

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  14. Congrats on the new release - sounds like a great story!

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  15. Congrats on your new book! I read that Judy Blume book when I was in H.S.

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    1. I've been reading her adult books. Summer Sisters was great.

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  16. Congrats on your new release! That's wonderful news.

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  17. Congrats on new release. Happy IWSG!

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  18. Congratulations on your new release!!! Happy IWSG!
    Let me know how I can help promote it!

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  19. Congrats on the new release! Wishing you much success!

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  20. Congratulations on your new release! I know it will be a great read. Thanks also for the info on the twitter pitchfest...! I might have to participate this time!

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  21. Nothing wrong with self-promotion. Congratulations on your new book! That's wonderful. Best of luck with it. :)

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