Wednesday, March 1, 2023



Hey! It’s the Monthly Blog Hop for the Insecure Writers Support Group founded by Alex J. Cavanaugh.

This group is for writers of all genres no matter what part of the writing journey you’re on. It’s a safe place where you can share your insecurities, struggles, your triumphs, or offer a word of encouragement for other writers.  Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.  Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience, or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say. Remember, this question is optional!

The awesome co-hosts for the March 1 posting of the IWSG are Diedre Knight, Tonya Drecker, Bish Denham, Olga Godim, and JQ Rose!

March 1 question - Have you ever read a line in novel or a clever plot twist that caused you to have author envy?

Many lines in many books have hooked my attention

But none linger like Dickens:  

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times  (etc.)

Now... regarding Author Envy 

I have a thing for Nora Ephron

She was a story-telling genius!

I absolutely love her humor and writing style

And that got me thinking 

Writing styles are like underwear

For instance:


BRIEFS WRITER  a.k.a. tighty whities

Their writing is tight 

Cutting out all those unnecessary words

And long expositions


Their stories are so squeaky clean 

They appeal to the Amish and sweet romance fans



Their stories don’t have much substance 

But they definitely hold your interest.



They use too many adjectives, adverbs 

And other junky writing that no reader needs to see. 



Their stories are so full of holes 

They don’t make sense.  



Their stories are so steamy 

you need a shower afterward. 


Porn. Too dirty to talk about. 



Are you an “underwear” writer?

And can you think of another “underwear” writer genre. 

Do tell.








L. Diane Wolfe said...

I just hope my writing is not boxer style.

Natalie Aguirre said...

No boxer style or no panties for me. Your post was really fun. Thanks!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm a thongs writer. But I don't wear thongs...

diedre Knight said...

Well, this is an original take on writing styles :-) Perhaps a question better asked of Captain Underpants? Have fun ;-)

Miffie Seideman said...

LOL- this was so much fun to read. I needed this. Thank you.

Carol Kilgore said...

Best blog of the day! I laughed out loud.

I think I'm a thong writer. I like that much better than saying I write fluff :)

Anonymous said...

lol love your writing style analogy. :)

Diane Burton said...

LOL Great way to categorize writers. I love Nora Ephron. Such humor and substance.

Shannon Lawrence said...

Love the underwear writer categorizations, haha!

TWW said...

Holy pants it is

Loved your post, made me laugh.