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Wednesday, August 2, 2023

IWSG DAY, AUGUST 2, 2023, MY WRITING MAY CREATE CONFLICT By Pat Garcia @pat_garcia #IWSG @TheIWSG #amwriting

Welcome to our eighth 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.


Submissions: None



The awesome co-hosts for the August 2 posting of the IWSG are Kate Larkindale, Diane Burton,Janet Alcorn, and Shannon Lawrence!




My Writing May Create Conflict


I admit that I occasionally write things people don't like, such as a poem, a short story, or an essay, which causes friction. I receive snubs from people I thought understood me. I've learned to accept that people will not agree with everything I write, and I don't try to justify myself anymore.  


They have a right to their opinions, and you know what? I've learned I have a right to mine, so I keep what I write. I stand by it and keep going. 


Have a lovely August, and be safe. 


Shalom shalom


Pat Garcia


  1. You have a good attitude understanding that we won't agree or understand each other all the time and move on.

  2. Excellent insight. Right or wrong, we all deserve to be heard. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

  3. You've got the right idea, Pat. It's had to imagine writers pleasing everyone. That's just impossible.

  4. Yes, you know your story better than anyone else. If it makes anyone unhappy, disregard their critique.

  5. Hi Pat. Yes, we know best and nobody ever likes everything we write. It can take a long time to learn that lesson.

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's good that you stand by what you write.

  7. I'm sorry you deal with that. I definitely agree with sticking to what you want to write and ignoring their opinions.


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