Well, that is, if you WANT to write a best seller
The Know Thyself Challenge is nearing its terminus. Theres one more week to go so without further ado…..
Here are today’s questions:
If I could choose my writing fate, I would want to be somewhere in between. I’m not after notoriety for my work. I would like recognition, though – be commended that I have produced good work. If I were to be on a best seller list, I would want it to be because I have written a solid piece of fiction, not a ‘this book is so right now’ novel.
2. Why Should Someone Read Your Work?
This question has me stumped. At the end of the day, who am I writing for? My own pleasure or someone elses’? I do write for myself. I write because I have ideas that I can translate into bodies of fiction. If someone out there wants to delve into my mind, read what I have to say, then this will make me feel very proud. So, why should someone read my work? Because it may help them escape their daily slog through work, bills, stress. Because they could think about things they’ve never thought to think about. Because they might learn something.
3. How Do You Hope To Help Your Fellow Writers – Now Or In The Future?
The reason I started my blog was to try and connect with other people in my situation. Aspiring writers putting their creative work ‘out there’, trying to learn and feed from one another. I don’t write a lot of ‘top 5 ways to write a killer novel’ posts but I don’t think that is the point. Learning happens in so many different ways. A fluff post about me suffering debilitating writers block could spurn someone out there to not want to feel the same way, get off their butts and start writing. Bang! There you go. Someone has changed because of my inadvertent help.
I have learnt SO much since I started blogging. This community of writers I have joined has helped me to become a better writer in such a short space of time, I can hardly believe it. If my blog can help even one person in this same way I will be more than happy.
Now its over to you my fellow writers. Please share your thoughts on todays questions!