The Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

IWSG Day, October 4, 2017 - Writing That Has Breath

Hello Everyone,

It is the first Wednesday of the month, and IWSG Time. 

IWSG is a writer support group created and led by Alex Cavanaugh. It is a big help to many of us who do not mind sharing our insecurities, our successes or giving encouragement and help to others. 

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

My report:

Submission September 2017


 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Anthology – Turn the Lights On –
Death – a poem in the Rattle Poetry Contest

Outstanding Submissions

Three poems to the Lascaux Review – Still Outstanding

IWSG Day Question: Have you ever slipped any of your personal information into your characters, either by accident or on purpose?

Writing that has breath has personal elements of the author within his or her story. That is a point blank statement that I believe in. Fantasy stems out of the desire to imagine, Romance out of a yearning to be loved, Sci-Fi out of the need to explore the universe, and I could go on an on with the different genres. Whether non-fiction or fiction, books that inspire encourage, and books that motivate  force people to step out and go for their dreams. The personal element about the author bedded within his or her  story pushes the reader out of his or her comfort zone and into the writer's way of thinking and challenges the reader to reconsider his or her own life decisions.

Thus, when I looked at the IWSG question, have you ever slipped any of your personal information into your characters, either by accident or on purpose, I had to say yes. However, I don't slip it in. I do it intentionally. 

My books, whenever, I get the first one published, (and I'm smiling when I confess this)  have something to say.  My characters see the world through my eyes and what they grasp and how they experience and deal with life is the sum of the total experience of what I think, believe, and how I handle the circumstances in my own life.

Wishing all of you a lovely October, and this Georgia girl says be careful as you walk through this month.

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia