NOSEY BIO: Loud, brass, and tastelessly attired, I.B. Nosey is famed for his exuberant “Greetings, cybernuts! This is I.B. Nosey, your official unofficial reporter!” He seeks answers to the kind of probing questions no accredited journalist would deem intelligent, let alone newsworthy enough, to ask. Fleet of foot, wide of mouth, and fluent of tongue-in-cheek, I.B. Nosey’s unique interviewing style is comparable to none.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

January 2018 Insecure Writer's Support Group

NOSEY: Greetings, cybernuts! This is I.B. Nosey, your official unofficial reporter reporting from 2018. Holy clockwork, where did the time go, right? And are you telling me that there are still insecure writers in the world? Why aren't they--

MM: Nosey, let me answer that. 

(Miss Mae knows how to grip a microphone too, whadda ya know!)

MM: Yes, writers are still insecure. That's why we need a support group like Alex J. Cavanaugh's because, as his site says:

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!

NOSEY: *frowns* As I was about to say before you horned in, MM, was that I know the purpose for IWSG. And I don't frown on that at all.

MM: But you were frowning.

NOSEY: When?

MM: In the above paragraph.

NOSEY: What? Let me check my notes. *hurriedly rereads the blog*

MM: While you do that, I'll alert the reading fans to this month's question, which is: What steps have you taken or plan to take to put a schedule in place for your writing and publishing?  *looks at Nosey* Are you going to answer that?

NOSEY: *mutters as he continues to read*: I frowned? No, I don't think so. Really, I smiled Yeah. Yeah. Sure I did...I think...didn't I...Uhhhh....

MM: Okay, I see that you're still busy, Nosey, so I'll answer. *clears throat* Dear Nosey fan cybernuts, as far as planning and scheduling for my writing - well, in my particular case freeing up my marketing time has allowed greater motivation, inspiration, and flexibility. At the risk of sounding a promo trumpet here, I would like to take this opportunity to shout out about a tool that has benefited me. And that would be the site of a hard working, affordable team over at Indie Author Promotions. No, you don't need to be an indie author as they market for indies and authors pubbed at small presses. But since the time from when I've signed up with them, I've written three new works. Unleashed, The Timekeeper, and Swamp Madam. 

NOSEY: Hey! You wrote that I frowned, MM. You sabotaged me, lady!

MM: *presses finger to cheek* Nosey, whatever makes you think that I could possibly want to steal the limelight of your Feeling Nosey blog? Little ol' me? An award winning author desiring to speak before your adoring fans about this month's insecure writer's meeting? Tsk, tsk, Nosey. Frankly...I'm shocked.

NOSEY: *scowls* I dunno. Something smells fishy to me.

MM: *leans in to whisper* Um, that's your aftershave, Nosey. *walks off stage*

NOSEY: *calls out* MM, you've done gone and made me feel insecure!

Dear readers, the IWSG is still hopping. Visit the blog to find more normal, nervous, everyday authors!


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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks for the tip - I'll check it out.
Nosey, are you sure this is your blog at all?

emaginette said...

You crack me up. hehehe

Anna from elements of emaginette

I.B. Nosey said...

Hey, hey @AlexJCavanaugh.... of course it's my blog! Think anyone else would show up here wearing tweedy-weedies? heh heh

I.B. Nosey said...

Greetings, Ms. Anna! Delighted to tickle your funny bone today, and to know that you were Feeling Nosey!

Pat Hatt said...

Have to watch that aftershave, sounds like Nosey got told lol sure one I'll be using soon to see how it works.

Fundy Blue said...

You are too funny, I.B. I enjoyed this original and refreshing post thoroughly! All the best in the coming year!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

He frowns and scowls - why is Nosey so unhappy? Someone give him a cookie.

I.B. Nosey said...

@PatHatt and @FundyBlue, thanks for stopping by! And @L.DianeWolfe, thanks for the cookie! It's...*munch, munch, munch*...I.B. Nosey approved!

Nick Wilford said...

Miss Mae really stole the show here. But I'll definitely check out her exciting lead!