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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

IWSG DAY, JULY 1, 2020, Suggestions for Industry Changes 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:


The Insecure Writer's Support Group 


The awesome co-hosts for the July 1 posting of the IWSG are Jenni Enzor, Beth Camp, Liesbet @ Roaming About, Tyrean Martinson, and Sandra Cox!



Submission: The Writer Magazine – Non-Fiction Challenge (Results Still Outstanding)









Suggestions for Industry Changes 



I have read some great books and would like to see some or all of them turned into screenplays designed for television or as movies for theatergoers. 


I would also like to see the National Book Award and the Man Booker Award becoming more open to writers outside of the writers that write books and are published by the top publishers in the world. 


Finally, there should be a leeway for writers who publish their flash fiction on their blogs. Many publishers expect writers to keep writing but don't recognize that the writer also needs encouragement and usually gets it from the small reader population that follows them. 


Wishing everyone a who celebrates the fourth of July a happy fourth and to all us a lovely month of July. 


Shalom aleichem,



Pat Garcia