This morning I was over on kboards and I came across a thread where a young fellow asked the kboard folks to read one of his stories in order to determine whether or not he ought to write full time. Here’s how I answered that question. Funny story. I used to know this old fellow […]
Just when I’m wondering if anything in this industry makes sense, I read a post from a fellow author that resonates with me hard. Hugh Howey makes a lot of great points, highlights the struggle between the old way & the new way, and gives some straight-talk insight on what is going on in the industry today. Check out Hugh’s post here: The State of the Industry
Well, we’ve all heard THAT one plenty of times.
Write what you know, Young Writer!
So who are these writers spewing out series upon series of goblins, dragons, vampies, and fairies? Do they write vampires, because they, well, know vampires? If that’s true, than I feel like I’ve led an entirely sheltered life. I don’t know about you, but mine has been utterly devoid of anything remotely resembling a sexy vampire, hot werewolf, or even a fire-spitting dragon. Quite boring, in fact, compared to other writers, who are apparently writing what they know.
So my only recourse, I suppose, is to substitute knowledge with Continue reading