Thursday, July 13, 2017

Stop! In the name of the (Gnome) LAW!




"I'll need to see two forms of ID from each and every one of you. Right now."

Stormy: "Who's asking?"




 
"My name is Classified."




"And I work for Gnomeland Security."



Stormy: "Classified? Like you could tell us, but then you'd have to kill us?"

"No, I had it legally changed to Classified."

Stormy: "Oh. That's not weird. At. All. Well, we don't have ID. None of us have pockets. Or hands for that matter."




"OK. I expected a little more cooperation from a celebrity such as yourself, but I can overlook one tiny infraction. Gentlegnomes, I'm here to protect and serve."

Stormy: "Celebrity? You've heard of me?"

:)


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

#IWSG - Great opportunities you don't want to miss!

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!

July 5 Optional Question: What is one valuable lesson you've learned since you started writing?


The awesome co-hosts for the July 5 posting of the IWSG will be Tamara Narayan, Pat Hatt, Patricia Lynne, Juneta Key, and Doreen McGettigan!

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Only one valuable lesson? For writers?
Clear your browser history on a regular basis, but understand and accept that you're probably already on an FBI watch list of some kind. :)


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The Insecure Writer’s Support Group 

Twitter Pitch Party!


#IWSGPit


July 27, 2017
8:00 am to 8:00 pm EST

All writers and authors are invited to participate in our very first Twitter Pitch.

Create a Twitter-length pitch for your completed and polished manuscript and leave room for genre, age, and the hashtag. On July 27, Tweet your pitch. If your pitch receives a favorite/heart from a publisher/agent check their submission guidelines and send your requested query.

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IWSG in Top 100 The Insecure Writer’s Support Group made the Writer’s Digest 19th Annual 101 Best Websites for Writers!
 
This site was created to be a major source of information and support for writers everywhere. To make the list confirms that the efforts of those behind the scene who have worked so hard to make this site and the whole IWSG group and experience as awesome as possible.

Special thanks to all of you, the writers and authors who have supported the group and this site over the years. You are the reason for this site. We couldn’t have done it without you!


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Submissions are open for The IWSG Guide to Writing for Profit. What are we looking for? Anything writing related – books, journalism, articles, whatever. What have you tried that was successful? What have you tried that didn’t result in sales or making money? We need to know what doesn’t work as well! Submissions are open to all IWSG members – monthly blog post members, Facebook, and Goodreads. Details here.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

You will never un-hear these... :)

I LOVE these so much!

Misheard song lyrics.




Aren't these great! Pot pie is my favorite!
 

Here are some more that I've collected!

Big ol' Jed had a light on - Steve Miller Band
Wipe in the Vaseline - The Eagles
Your big disc brakes - Queen
I'll never be your pizza burning - Rolling Stones

The Chair Is Not My Son - Michael Jackson
There's a bathroom on the right - CCR
She's got a tick in her eye - The Beatles
And the bakers gonna bake bake bake - Taylor Swift
   
Do you have any to add to the list?
Feel free to share! 

Monday, June 12, 2017

It's a dog's life. (So he'd like to think.) & Cover Reveal for The Right Brother by Tammy Mannersly!



Klaus and Ted

Klaus: Can I sit with you?

Ted: No.

Klaus: Awww. But, I like you.

Klaus: What if I sit over you? Like this?

Ted: No.

Klaus: I'll just wait until you're sleeping.

ZZZZZZZzzzzzz



It's a tough life at the Gardner house. :)

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The Right Brother
By Tammy Mannersly


Cover Desgin: Najla Qamber Designs

Available: July 5, 2017
Pre-Order Links:

Invited by one brother, tempted by the other…
Former Australian playboy Blake Davenport knows his billionaire brother, David, is capable of anything to ensure he gets what he wants. But manipulating his young daughter’s beautiful teacher into marriage is unacceptable.
Gwen Deveraux is grateful for the invitation to spend Christmas and New Year’s with her beloved student’s family, especially when her handsome host is so eager for her company. After surviving a broken heart, she is finally ready to give love another chance.
But, who with?
The illustrious David Davenport whose real motives seem hidden behind charm? Or his roguish brother, Blake, who has tempted her heart and body from the very moment they met?




About the Author:

Tammy Mannersly is an Australian author based in Brisbane, Queensland. She loves writing romance, has a fondness for animals, is crazy about movies and enjoys a great Happily Ever After. 

Her passion for writing started from a very young age and lead her to complete a Bachelor Degree in Creative Industries majoring in Creative Writing at Queensland University of Technology. 

You can find out more information about Tammy and her work on her WEBSITE or by visiting Facebook and Goodreads.



Wednesday, June 7, 2017

#IWSG - June is bursting with IWSG news!

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group
 
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!

Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day post. 
Remember, the question is optional!!!
 
June 7 Question: Did you ever say “I quit”? If so, what happened to make you come back to writing?
Alex's awesome co-hosts for June will be JH Moncrieff, Madeline Mora-Summonte, Jen Chandler, Megan Morgan, and Heather Gardner!


Did I ever say, "I quit!"? Yep. Numerous times. I think about it a lot when I get down on myself and sales are non-existent and the end of my edits seem too far away. Of course, I lose the most if I let myself quit. It would never make me happy. I'd always wonder, "What if?". So, I keep going. I keep moving forward. I keep writing.
 
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Official announcement for the IWSG's next anthology!
 
Guidelines:
The IWSG Guide to Writing for Profit--This will be a non-fiction book like our Guide to Publishing and Beyond.
What to write: Share experiences about making a profit as an author, what it takes to become a successful writer, the many skills a writer needs to learn other than writing, share the experience going from hobby writer to published author (without making it a self-promotion piece), the fallacies behind writing for profit, the little known facts learned along the way, what you wished you knew when you first started writing, or marketing tips based on experience of what has worked and what hasn't. Please include a title, your name, and a link to one of your sites. Send as an attached Word file or pasted into the email.
If you have any questions, email us at admin AT insecurewriterssupportgroup.com

Word limit: 500-1000 words.

Submission eligibility: All members of the IWSG Blog Hop, IWSG Facebook group and/or members of our IWSG Goodreads Book Club. It's free to join any of these groups and a great benefit to be a part of these communities.
Deadline: July 31, 2017

Send your piece to admin AT insecurewriterssupportgroup.com as an attached Word document and note which IWSG group you belong to. Please include your name, a one line bio, and one website link.

The one hundred best entries will be included in the book.
 
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Don’t forget our first Twitter pitch event, #IWSGPit, is on July 27. We have a lineup of publishers and agents who will be tuning in that day and more are added every week. See the site for details and start working on your Twitter pitch.

The IWSG Goodreads Group is in full swing and already read their first book. As a bonus, members got to ask the book’s author questions and you can read about it on Goodreads. This group is for writers only, focusing on the craft, so please join us.

The IWSG Newsletter is packed with great information and valuable links every month, so if you haven’t signed up, please do so.

And for those who don’t know it, we have an IWSG Facebook Group as well, with over 3600 members.

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I told you! Bursting with news!
Get in on some of this action!