Wednesday, January 6, 2016

#IWSG - Wow it's the January 2016 installment of the Insecure Writer's Support Group

Kicking off and getting back into the groove of blogging is the monthly post for the Insecure Writer's Support Group - #IWSG.

A great big round of applause for our co-hosts....

L.G. Keltner
Denise Covey
Sheri Larsen
J.Q. Rose
Chemist Ken
Michelle Wallace

and don't forget to visit the #IWSG participants through their links at....

and be sure to check out the announcement of the anthology winners!

What better way to celebrate #IWSG then with a word of encouragement...

A simple act of giving a few words of encouragement go a long way. When you share your positive words of someone's accomplishments or struggles, watch them stand a wee bit taller when you offer your encouragement. 

Something as simple as saying...

"good job" 

"I'm here for you" 

"I like how you are developing this scene, may I offer a suggestion" 

will often change a person's self-doubt to a positive. Try it, today and everyday and brighten someone's day!

Thanks for visiting and commenting. You have certainly brightened my day! 


Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Multi Award-winning Children's Author

Ignite curiosity in your child through reading!

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  1. It's always good to send out positivity (weird, this is marked as not being a word) to people who need it!

    1. Strange isn't it, especially when it's such a powerful word!

  2. What we say can make such a huge difference in someone's day.

  3. The smallest word of encouragement can mean everything. :)

    Happy 2016!!!!

  4. A word of encouragement is always appreciated!

  5. Encouragement is always welcomed and needed to give. It helps me out all the time.

    1. Same here! Random acts of encouragement will create a ripple effect!

  6. Love the clapping hands :) I don't think we can ever give anyone too much encouragement.


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