#IWSG March

Purpose: To share and encourage. 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!
Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer – aim for a dozen new people each time – and return comments. This group is all about connecting!

March 2 Question

March 2 question – Have you ever been conflicted about writing a story or adding a scene to a story? How did you decide to write it or not?


The awesome co-hosts for the March 2 posting of the IWSG are Janet Alcorn, Pat Garcia, Natalie Aguirre, and Shannon Lawrence!

The conflict I have had about writing a story deals with the sensitivity of the topic and if I am ready to write about it or not. If there is something I do not want to write directly about I come at it from a different angle, like telling it through a metaphor or a fairy tale.

It took me almost 15 years to write a story that dealt with a miscarriage I had endured. I did decide to publish the story, but that felt like a big risk. It felt like my truth that needed to be released which influenced the decision.

Most of the time the conflicted scenes are buried in a notebook somewhere disguised as fiction. There is always the writer’s choice to choose whether to share the story or not.

If it is too painful to write, I figure it isn’t time yet to do so. I am sure the time will come.

I never have a shortage of ideas so if it isn’t quite time then the painful story gets tabled. I do a lot of freewriting so I have found that hard topics come out when they need to if I let go.

A scene can be added to a piece, but it has to relate back to the heart of story and move the story forward.

#happyreading #happywriting

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