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Wednesday, July 5, 2023

IWSG DAY, July 5, 2023, The Origin of My Stories, By Pat Garcia, @pat_garcia #IWSG @TheIWSG, #amwriting

Welcome to our seventh IWSG Day of the year, 2023. 


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 and successes or giving others encouragement and support. 

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

The awesome co-hosts for the July 5 posting of the IWSG are PJ Colando, Kim Lajevardi, Gwen Gardner, Pat Garcia, and Natalie Aguirre!

Submissions: I submitted to the WEP'S Challenge, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, for June. As always, the competition was stiff. That's why I admire it. I won. It was lovely news to wake up to on Monday morning, July 3.

I'm back to submitting again, finally. I'm excited to see what will happen. 

The Origin of My Stories

To say my stories come from my heart is simple but accurate. I write with my vision of how I would like to see people of all nationalities and cultures, whose significant differences are the color of their skin and their language, respect, accept, and react to one another. I keep my eyes open, observe people around me, and listen to others' conversations in languages I may not understand. I am a notorious listener. I go into strange situations and watch people's reactions to me, and I jot down in my journal as soon as I can what I think as I allow the cesspool of ideas and longings to rise and almost drown me. This is where ninety-nine percent of my stories began to develop. To paraphrase Robert Kennedy's quote to my liking,  I see things within me, around me, and outside of me, and instead of laughing about how silly those stories might be, I ask myself why not and write them. 

Have a lovely month of July, and take care.

Shalom shalom

Pat Garcia