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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

IWSG DAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2022, TACKLING THE GENRE THAT WOULD BE THE WORST FOR ME TO WRITE By Pat Garcia










Hello Everyone,

 

 It is IWSG Time!

 

IWSG is a writers' support group created and led by Alex 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!

 

This group is an immense help to many of us who do not mind sharing our insecurities, our successes or giving encouragement and support to others. 

So, if you are interested and would like to join, the link below will lead you directly to us.

 

https://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/iwsg-sign-up.html

 

 

The awesome co-hosts for the September 7 posting of the IWSG are Kim Lajevardi, Cathrina Constantine, Natalie Aguirre, Olga Godim, Michelle Wallace, and Louise - Fundy Blue! 

 

 

Submissions: I was finally able to participate in the WEP again. Due to working on two manuscripts, I didn't have the time. It was great to be back and even more of an honor when I was notified that I had won. The authors that write for the WEP are outstanding, and the competition is always stiff and challenging. It is open to all, so come join us. 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

TACKLING THE  GENRE THAT WOULD BE THE WORST FOR ME TO TACKLE 

 

 

Undoubtedly, the Horror genre would be the worst for me to tackle. I have read five or six good authors that write excellent horror stories, and I've had severe traumatic experiences each time. My psyche reacts to what I read, and it takes me days to overcome it. So, I don't try to write horror because I have too much respect for the authors of this genre than to miswrite something that even I wouldn't want to read.

 

 

Have a great month of September and be safe.

 

 

Shalom aleichem

 










Pat Garcia



Wednesday, August 3, 2022

IWSG DAY, AUGUST 3, 2022, WRITING IN WHICHEVER DIRECTION MY CREATIVE MUSE LEADS ME By Pat Garcia, #IWSG, @TheIWSG












Hello Everyone,

 

 It is IWSG Time!

 

IWSG is a writers' support group created and led by Alex 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!

 

This group is an immense help to many of us who do not mind sharing our insecurities, our successes, or giving encouragement and support to others. 

So, if you are interested and would like to join, the link below will lead you directly to us.


https://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/iwsg-sign-up.html



The awesome co-hosts for the August 3 posting of the IWSG are Tara Tyler, Lisa Buie Collard,Loni Townsend, and Lee Lowery! 



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No Submissions this month 






 Writing in Whichever Direction My Creative Muse Leads Me

 

 

I must admit that I struggled with this question at the beginning of my writing career. I found my answer by examining my beliefs and my raison d' ĂȘtre for writing. Simply put, I don't write what I don't want to read myself. For me, the highest satisfaction is writing a book I know I can be true to regardless of what others may think about my creative imagination.


Wishing all of you a lovely month and take care.

 

Shalom aleichem,

 

 


 







Pat Garcia

 

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

IWSG DAY, JULY 6,2022, My Choice of a Book World to Live In By Pat Garcia




 

Hello Everyone,

 

 It is IWSG Time!

 

IWSG is a writers' support group created and led by Alex 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!

 

This group is an immense help to many of us who do not mind sharing our insecurities, our successes, or giving encouragement and support to others. 

So, if you are interested and would like to join, the link below will lead you directly to us.

 

https://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/iwsg-sign-up.html

 

 

 

The awesome co-hosts for the July 6 posting of the IWSG are J Lenni Dorner, Janet Alcorn, PJ Colando, Jenni Enzor, and Diane Burton! 

 

 

 

NO SUBMISSIONS THIS MONTH

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

MY CHOICE OF A BOOK WORLD TO LIVE IN

 

 

If I had to choose a book world to live in, it would be the one I write about in my stories, which are cross-genres dealing with romance, suspense, Christianity, comedy, and fantasy. 




I wish all of you a lovely month of July. 

Take care. 

 

Shalom aleichem,

 

 


 






Pat Garcia

 

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

IWSG DAY, JUNE 1, 2022, Writing A Story When The Going Gets Tough By Pat Garcia





Hello Everyone,

 

 It is IWSG Time!

 

IWSG is a writers' support group created and led by Alex 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!

 

This group is an immense help to many of us who do not mind sharing our insecurities, our successes, or giving encouragement and support to others. 

So, if you are interested and would like to join, the link below will lead you directly to us.

 

https://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/iwsg-sign-up.html

 


The awesome co-hosts for the June 1 posting of the IWSG are SE White, Cathrina Constantine, Natalie Aguire, Joylene Nowell Butler, and Jacqui Murray! 




Submissions:

 

 2 Flash fiction pieces in the RRBC MOM (Memories Of Mom) Anthology –  One of my submissions was accepted: A Tribute To Emma Elizabeth Pierce



 





Writing A Story When The Going Gets Tough


Usually, when I find it challenging to write a story, I go to the next manuscript, which is entirely different, and work on it, and I break through what is hindering me. However, that has not been the case for the last three months. The war in Ukraine has affected me. Therefore, I have turned to mini-breaks to read books that interest me and write in my journal. 


Wishing everyone a lovely month of June.


Shalom aleichem




Wednesday, May 4, 2022

IWSG DAY, MAY 4, 2022, STILL WRITING IN THE BEST OF TIMES AND THE WORST OF TIMES By Pat Garcia





Hello Everyone,

 

 It is IWSG Time!

 

IWSG is a writers' support group created and led by Alex 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!

 

This group is an immense help to many of us who do not mind sharing our insecurities, our successes, or giving encouragement and support to others. 

So, if you are interested and would like to join, the link below will lead you directly to us.

 

https://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/iwsg-sign-up.html

 

 

The awesome co-hosts for the May 4 posting of the IWSG are Kim Elliott, Melissa Maygrove,Chemist Ken, Lee Lowery, and Nancy Gideon!

 

 

 

Submissions:

 

 2 Flash fiction pieces in the RRBC MOM (Memories Of Mom) Anthology –  

 

Submitted a short story to the Alpha Omega Contest 





 

STILL WRITING IN THE BEST OF TIMES AND THE WORST OF TIMES

 

The world is chaotic. No doubts about that. Political leaders are flexing their muscles while their followers jump on the bandwagon. Difficult situations are taking place that give me a reason to ask if we are living with our eyes open or close.

Through all of this mayhem, I am still writing. 

 On another note: I had some difficulties last month with my iMac, which caused me not to make it to blogs that I usually visit. In fact, I totally forgot IWSG Day because I was in the middle of getting everything to work correctly again.   So if you missed me not visiting, that’s why. I’ll be around this month unless something happens in the Ukraine that prevents me from having internet services here in Germany.


Wishing all of you a lovely month of May.

 

Take care and stay safe.

 

Shalom aleichem











    Pat Garcia

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

IWSG DAY, APRIL 6, 2022, NO, NOT YET, BY Pat Garcia





Hello Everyone,


 It is IWSG Time!

 

IWSG is a writers' support group created and led by Alex 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!

 

This group is an immense help to many of us who do not mind sharing our insecurities, our successes, or giving encouragement and support to others. 

So, if you are interested and would like to join, the link below will lead you directly to us.

 

https://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/iwsg-sign-up.html


The awesome co-hosts for the April 6 posting of the IWSG are Joylene Nowell Butler, Jemima Pett, Patricia Josephine, Louise - Fundy Blue, and Kim Lajevardi!





Submissions:


 2 Flash fiction pieces in the RRBC MOM (Memories Of Mom) Anthology


Submitted a short story to the Alpha Omega Contest 










NO, NOT YET



I enjoy listening to audio books in the evenings, especially when my eyes are tired.  So, yes, I desire to see my books made into audio books. 



Have a lovely month of April. 












Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

IWSG DAY, MARCH 2, 2022, WRITING INTIMATE SCENES By Pat Garcia









Hello Everyone,



 It is IWSG Time!

 

IWSG is a writers' support group created and led by Alex 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!

 

This group is an immense help to many of us who do not mind sharing our insecurities, our successes, or giving encouragement and support to others. 

So, if you are interested and would like to join, the link below will lead you directly to us.

 

https://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/iwsg-sign-up.html


The awesome co-hosts for the March 2 posting of the IWSG are 
Janet Alcorn, Pat Garcia,Natalie Aguirre, and Shannon Lawrence!

 



 

 

Submissions: It has become my habit to take a break from submitting in January and February. I'll start submitting this month. 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

WRITING INTIMATE SCENES

 

The conflict, for me, almost always lies in the depth of a love scene when the couple enters the bedroom. I follow specific rules based on what I've experienced and heard. And no, I'm not going to give away my secrets. However, I will say that I do my best to write honest love scenes that respect both partners involved. 

 

Wishing everyone a lovely spring month.



Shalom aleichem












Pat Garcia