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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

IWSG DAY, October 2, 2019, My Reasons for Reading by Pat Garcia






Hello Everyone,


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

IWSG is a writers' 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 Reasons for Reading

The first brick laid in my storytelling was by older people who told me stories or read me stories from books. These simple stories like Jack and Jill or Humpty Dumpty fascinated me. They awakened my desire and made me hungry to learn how to read. That hunger is still within me, and I doubt that it will ever disappear. 

I am a voracious reader, and I take great pride in reading books by other authors. Books that are written by different authors expand my horizon and educate me over the writing process.

For me, writing your story deals with utilizing the craft. I am able to learn and use writing techniques from my favorite authors, which helps me interweave my words into a tale where the reader can slip away from his or her everyday existence. 

I honestly don’t believe I would be as far as I am now in my writing if I didn't read.


Wishing all of you a lovely month of October and take care.


Shalom aleichem,



Pat Garcia


23 comments:

  1. How very true Pat. It was only on a recent creative writing course that I realised I’d neglected my reading, and I was hoping to be an author 🤭

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  2. Yes, very true! That reading shapes us and helps us grow.

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  3. There's no way I can imagine ever having become a writer if I wasn't already a voracious reader.

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  4. Thanks for joining me, Pat. Happy October, it is my favourite time to year.

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  5. Love to read. Love to write. And love those folks that share those passions! Hope you have a good October, full of beauty, books and bodacious writing!

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  6. I’ve been a bookworm since I had barrettes in my hair. Used to remember thinking I might’ve been like a cuckoo bird or there was a mix up in the hospital and got sent home with the wrong family. As I was the only one who loved to read. They couldn’t get why I loved to read so much. And I couldn’t get how they couldn’t get it. But I’ve passed down my love for reading to my sons...somewhat. Though last night was my proudest moment ever. My youngest was up late reading a book in bed.

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  7. Books have always played an important role in my life, and having ready access to them has undoubtedly enriched my life. I can't imagine why a person would want to write a book if (s)he doesn't enjoy reading them.

    Shalom.

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  8. All the books, internet info and random recipes get blended by my crazy brain. What comes out in my writing is nothing like what goes in. ;-)

    hehehe

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  9. So true about reading and writing. We are people who crave stories.
    Happy IWSG Day!
    Mary at Play off the Page

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  10. I agree 100%. I loved having my parents read stories to me before I could read them myself. One of my favorite things was going to the library and picking out books. I still feel that way! Can't really imagine not reading.

    Take care and Happy October to you, Pat.

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  11. I totally agree, Pat! Reading opened a world for me when I was very young and that world has only expanded with all the stories I've read & written!

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  12. Pat, I couldn't agree more. Reading widely is the most important part of my education as an author. Happy writing in October!

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  13. I'm a voracious reader, too. I can't imagine not reading and it definitely has helped with my writing.

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  14. I feel the same way about how I wouldn't have come as far in my writing without all the reading I did and still do.

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  15. I agree. Reading makes you a better writer. Happy IWSG Day! Hugs Juneta

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  16. I agree. Absolutely! I wouldn't be a writer if I didn't read.

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  17. Hi Pat. I've been here but couldn't comment on my phone. You and I are lifetime readers and know how it enriches our lives. I feel sorry for anyone who doesn't get the joy we do from opening a book for the first time or for the fifth read because it's so awesome.

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  18. Reading is definitely a huge benefit to us writers.

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  19. You took the words right off of my keyboard. I like to read a lot of different genres, nonfiction, and poetry.

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  20. I think reading and writing are both mutually beneficial. The more you write, the more the way you read changes.

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  21. I think we belong to a "voracious reader" club, Pat! How lucky we are.

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  22. My reading reasons are very much the same as yours. I started for the enjoyment and I still read for enjoyment, but now I also read to learn.

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