Wednesday, August 3, 2022

The Insecure Writers Support Group Aug Post:


 ...well I'm a day late, so I do apologise for that, I've been busy posting over in my other blog (attached to my writers website). So today I am going to answer the question, but first a little reminder about what the support group is about...


The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time - and return comments. This group is all about connecting!

This weeks optional Question is:

'When you set out to write a story, do you try to be more original or do you try to give readers what they want?'


My answer is:

When I set out to tell a story, or write a story, I try to be original. The story is something that I am in love with, something that is niggling at my brain and fingers to be told. I have written many ideas, but only followed through on expanding on a few. Those few really wouldn't leave my mind alone, and by that I mean that I kept thinking about the story, the characters and the world they lived in. 

Time and again I would go over, the whole concept, adding more to it in my mind, and writing down everything I could remember. There is an old adage that says if you write what you want to write, or the story inside you, you will find the readers. I believe that because in the present day, there are very few 'NEW' ideas. Most have already been thought of, what is new is how we write them, what happens to our characters, who they are, what they look like, how they react to the situations we as writers put them in. 

I don't believe in giving readers what the market says they want. If I did that, it would lead to me never writing a word, because I believe that you just can't please everyone and trying to leads to madness, depression or apathy. Also there is the whole following a script aspect to it, it becomes stale, boring (don't forget, this is only my opinion). 

Readers are intelligent, they can figure out when a writers heart and mind is not in what they are writing. I am not a believer in writing to make a fortune, would I like one, sure, but to write for the market is, in my mind, treating the reader as if they don't mind what we give them, that we don't really think they can handle the work we are creating. So, for me, it's original all the way. 

 

 

 



Friday, July 29, 2022

Website Updates...

 

Click on Image to go to Website

The above banner is old, and with old cover ideas for my upcoming novels, I am in the process of updating the entire site and have added yet another blog, this one is called 'Notes From The Journey'. Initially I wanted to add this wee blog to it, but well, WIX no longer supports it, so I had to begin anew. 

Now that may not be a bad thing, as the newness of it all, and being linked to the author's website, gives me a chance to write about my process', and insights into the actual novels themselves.

I am also adding links to any writing I've done, and upcoming events, now there aren't too many of them, so I've just listed when I hope to make 'Sorceress' live on Amazon.

New Cover...





Thursday, July 28, 2022

Updates.


 Well the first Susi appeal has been received back and it's a no, so there is one more appeal I can do, because if I had the money to afford a lawyer to take it to the high court, I wouldn't need a damn loan. This next one, is the very last one. After that I am afraid I stand no chance.


In other news, I'm updating my authors Website.



Monday, July 18, 2022

How do you learn your craft?


How does a writer learn their craft, do they study books in the genre they are going to base their novel in? Do they troll you tube and websites? Do they attend courses, or/and enter competitions hoping to gain feedback? Do they study books written on the craft of writing? Or do they use a mix of several of these, maybe even something else.


Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Insecure Writers Support Group Wed 6th July


The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time - and return comments. This group is all about connecting!

This weeks optional Question is:

If you could live in any book world, which one would you choose?


There are a few that I would like to visit, and maybe live a little while in. One of the first worlds is that that David Eddings created in the BELGARIAD and THE MALLOREON and would love to meet Polgara, then there is Discworld, oh to go on a tour of that world would be bliss. 


I have to admit though, the world I would most love to live in, given half a chance is the one that I created for my own fantasy characters at the nexus of the dimensions. I would love to be an agent of the Cross Dimensional Guardians, leaping through portals, and sorting out mishaps and misdeeds as well as errant time lines. 

This is only a rough idea of what 
the mansion at the nexus of the universe and stored in a bubble, 
could possibly look like (ish)

I love the world that I have created, even if it can be a scary place at time, with intrigue and people possibly out to get you, or those you know. But my goodness...it would be tonnes of fun.








The Insecure Writers Support Group Aug Post:

 ...well I'm a day late, so I do apologise for that, I've been busy posting over in my other blog (attached to my writers website). ...