Wednesday, September 6, 2017

#IWSG: Has Your Writing Ever Surprised You?

"The Insecure Writer’s Support Group is a home for writers in all stages; from unpublished to bestsellers. Our goal is to offer assistance and guidance. We want to help writers overcome their insecurities, and by offering encouragement we are creating a community of support."

"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!"

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Question for September:
Have you ever surprised yourself with your writing? (For example, by trying a new genre you didn't think you'd be comfortable in?)

My Answer:
I absolutely love writing thrillers and mysteries, but I also love reading books on the craft of writing. Occasionally, I'll surprise myself while writing content for an upcoming presentation on writing, and I think, oh, did I come up with that? Here are a couple of examples:

What about you? 

Has your writing ever surprised you?


  1. Those are great! And you can always go back to them if you need some inspiration yourself, as well.

  2. Love those sayings. ^_^

    I actually surprised myself with a poem I wrote tonight. Thought it would be terrible, but it actually turned out to be pretty good, one of the best ones I've written lately.

  3. Thrillers and mysteries are fun to read. My favorite author is Agatha Christie. It's cool that you also give tips on the craft of writing. Which genre is your absolutely favorite to write?

    Keep smiling,

  4. I adore my secondary characters and strive to make them standout in their own right. :)

  5. Those are excellent gems! My problem with getting my secondary characters to stand out is that I sometimes fall in love with them more than the main character.