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August 3 question: When you set out to write a story, do you try to be more original or do try to give readers what they want?
I never write what's big in the reader's market, so to say. If I do, it's a coincidence. I write what I enjoy writing. When I begin a new story, I never know where it's going to take me. Though, I tend to veer toward YA/fantasy. Even when I write mysteries, a bit of supernatural wiggles its way in.
I like to write about what I'm interested in too. I'm thinking of writing a mystery instead of fantasy next, but like you may include a little magic.ReplyDelete
Sometimes that's the best way to write. You're more genuine to you.ReplyDelete
I write what I enjoy with my fiction, although my non-fiction is geared to market.ReplyDelete
C. S. Lewis nailed it.ReplyDelete
ooo, supernatural mysteries sound awesome! yes, writing what we feel is best. Good to see you!ReplyDelete
Tara Tyler Talks
Great quote! And yeah, totally got to write what we enjoy writing, and if we're lucky, others will enjoy it too. Based on what I've seen on my feeds, that's certainly true with your books!ReplyDelete
Love that C.S. quote, and it's so true. I also love how you slip in a little supernatural to be more original. :)ReplyDelete
Teresa - T. Powell Coltrin Writes @ https://journalingwoman.blogspot.com
I write what I enjoy too. Great quote by C.S. Lewis.ReplyDelete
LOVE the quote! I agree. We need to be true to ourselves and with that, readers will enjoy our stories... (Not liking this anonymous thing...this is Michael Di Gesu.ReplyDelete
Trusting your own voice is a good way to go about writing :)ReplyDelete