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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

IWSG DAY, February 3, 2021, Blogging and Friendship 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 February 3, posting of the IWSG are Louise - Fundy Blue , Jennifer Lane, Mary Aalgaard, Patsy Collins at Womagwriter, and Nancy Gideon!





 Fiction - A Time To Love, A Novel– Submitted September 18, 2020, Still Outstanding


Flash Fiction: Still Outstanding

It's Christmas 

The Red Wheelbarrow 

Until Death Do Us Part


Non-Fiction: A Spotlight On My Childhood  In The Deep South -Still Outstanding


Short Story: Turn The Light On, To Be Released February 23, 2021


Thanks to all who have volunteered to help me. I will be getting in contact with you soon. 


Blogging and Friendship

I don't blog often, but blogging has opened the doors for me to find like-minded people who like to write Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Women's fiction with a tad of fantasy. They have become people that I turn to when I am uncertain about my writing, especially Grammar, and when I have a question, I expect an honest answer. We don't agree all the time, but that is okay with me. Who does? But they have a character trait within them that is priceless––the heart to respect even when we disagree.


Wishing everyone a lovely month of February.


Shalom aleichem,


Pat Garcia











  1. Glad you have connected to some writing buddies here. And even if you don't blog often, at least you connect with us once a month here.

  2. I've made lots of friends through blogging too. And you don't have to blog often to be friends. I would be glad to shout out about your short story in my Follower News on March 8th if you want. Email me at if you'd like me to do that.

  3. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I agree, the blogosphere has been very important in helping me surround myself with like-minded people, even when we don't agree. I wish the physical world were sometimes more like the blogosphere.

  4. Blogging is indeed a great way to find people who share our interests.

  5. I didn't answer the question this month for fear I'd forgot someone's name. I'm glad I found your blog, Pat. You've been such a huge supporter for so many. Happy IWSG day.

  6. There does seem to be a time for blogging. These days, IWSG is keeping me active in the blogging sphere, so I understand where you are coming from. I always appreciate your thoughtful and compassionate comments.
    Lynn La Vita blog: Writers Supporting Writers

  7. I feel similar about the people I've met online. It's made the world smaller and a whole lot warmer. Yeah, I'm pointing at you. ;-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

  8. Good luck on all of your submissions!

  9. Pat, I'd be glad to share your upcoming release on my blog. Give me a buzz at sadirastone (at) gmail (dot) com.

  10. Making the blogging connections certainly helps us know we are not alone in this crazy world of writing. Congrats on your short story. I'll shout about if for you when it comes time. Thank you for helping me to get the word out about my memoir. Looking forward to being your guest tomorrow!!

  11. Pat I love what you say every single time. I sometimes wish I could write it so simply. Good luck with everything.

  12. I'm glad to see you've got your submissions out there, Pat. You're inspiring me, and I appreciate that.

  13. It is great that you found so many friends online who help you with your writing. Such like-minded friends are a treasure.

  14. It's great the connections we've made via blogging. Good luck with your submissions

  15. All the best for your release! Looking forward to it!

  16. Blogging has helped me too meet "my people." I know very few people irl that I can talk writing with, so I've so appreciated this online community.
    Good luck with your subs and congrats on your upcoming release!

  17. Congratulations on your short story, Pat! And good luck with those submissions! The wait is maddening, isn't it? Like you, I've found "my people" on line! Have a great February! Stay healthy and safe!

  18. Blogging has added much to my life, even if I don't do it as often anymore. Good luck with publication.

  19. Congrats on the upcoming release!
    I started blogging with the purpose of building my name as a fiction writer. Meeting so many bloggers willing to give their advice and support was the bonus.


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