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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

IWSG: Blogging plus L. Diane Wolf's Newest Release In Darkness: The Alien


Welcome to the Insecure Writer's Support Group. IWSG is the brainchild of Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh.

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! Thanks, Alex, for starting this group and keeping it going. We are rockin' the neurotic writing world.

Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG

The awesome co-hosts for the April 3 posting of the IWSG are Janet Alcorn, T. Powell Coltrin, Natalie Aguirre, and Pat Garcia!

April 3 question - How long have you been blogging? (Or on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram?) What do you like about it and how has it changed?

I started blogging in 2011. I enjoyed expressing myself, throwing out opinions, experiences, telling visitors about my newest book. I had a good time. Then, covid hit. The pandemic really changed my life. At the same time, my husband started showing signs of dementia. Although neither of us came down with covid, I still haven't gotten over it. Not sure if one event or the other caused my problems or a combination. I lost my energy to write--the blog went by the wayside, except for IWSG. Thank goodness for this group. The support and encouragement has help a lot.

One of the best parts of blogging is welcoming guests, sharing their newest release. Today, I'd like to share our own L. Diane Wolf's newest.

 Souls shrouded in darkness…

Blurb: Abducted from her research station, Liz’s life is flung into chaos. Sold into servanthood for her knowledge of planetary mining to a race called the Stren, she discovers her problems go far deeper. She is to marry her alien master, Krist, after enduring a procedure designed to eradicate her emotions.

Desperate, Liz persuades the Stren to grant her the duration of a short voyage to change his perception of emotions. But how can she convince someone lacking feelings of their value? Is there a means of accessing the emotional side of Krist?

The Alien is the 4th book in the IN DARKNESS series. All books in the series are available on Amazon

About the author

L. Diane Wolfe

Senior Editor at Dancing Lemur Press LLC, Speaker, & Author

Known as “Spunk On A Stick,” Wolfe is a member of the National Speakers Association. She conducts seminars on book publishing, promoting, leadership, and goal-setting, and she offers book formatting and author consultation. Wolfe is the senior editor at Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C. and the author of seven books. She travels for media interviews and speaking engagements and maintains numerous websites & blogs, including the Insecure Writer’s Support Group.





Click here to find others on the Insecure Writers Support Group Blog Hop. Or go to IWSG on Facebook to see who’s blogging today. 


  1. Congrats to Diane on her new release. I've been blogging since 2011 too. I'm sorry your husband has dementia. It's okay that your blogging and writing is on the back burner for a while while you spend time with him. That's what's most important. You can pick up your writing and blogging more when you have more time.

  2. Sorry those issues have dealt a blow to your writing. We hope you continue to connect with us through the IWSG.

  3. Hi, here's Pat Garcia, I am sorry about the personal issues you're going through. That is rough. I know because my husband had dementia too. I was caught up in his personal care and had very little time to write. So I wrote when I could. I'm glad I did that.
    Take care of yourself. Shalom shalom

  4. Congratulations to Diane on her new release.

  5. From the looks of it today, many of us started blogging around the same time. Long live the bloggers. :)

    Congrats on your new release, Diane!

  6. You're so right. Isn't it fun to know the author whose book you're hosting? I love that.


  7. You were the one to push me into social media all those many years ago and though I grumbled plenty, I certainly don't regret it - especially during the isolation months when blogs and emails made me feel less alone. You rock, my friend!!

  8. I know you've had stuff going on at the home front. Yet, you still found time to host a fellow writer. The blogging community stays strong because of people like you.

  9. I get it about the pandemic. I didn't lose family to it, but family like friends and neighbors. The cost of Covid still weighs heavy. Thanks for coming by my blog.

  10. I'm sorry to hear about your husband diagnosis. That's hard news to get. Focus on being with him and take care of yourself.

  11. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's diagnosis. I hope you're giving yourself lots of grace about your writing. The pandemic plus a devastating diagnosis is a lot to cope with. I'm on a bit of a break myself, and I'm trying to let go of the guilt and just live and enjoy my life. I hope you're able to do the same.


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