How Hard Can It Be To Write One Little Novel?
How much is two years of your life worth? You'll reap the rewards of being an author if you know it's going to be a lot of work but believe in the story you are telling. The tagline on my website is "It's All About the Story" . This is why we write - we love stories and we love to tell them. We are authors because we didn't give up! Read my blog about how I made it through my first novel. HERE www.kristallynn.com
Why I Write Historical Fiction
Linda Lee Kane
Definition of Historical Fiction: A novel that has as its setting a period of history and that attempts to convey the spirit, manners, and social conditions of a prior age with realistic detail and fidelity to historical fact.
Writing fiction, for me, is all about control. I can forge a tale to my liking. I, like most committed writers, read not just more often, but in a new way, trying to parse a creative layer beneath pure plot, examining construction and word usage, always hoping the talent of authors fashioning Jamesian prose might rub off on me. I appreciate fiction’s relative adagio, and realize that writing a slowly blossoming manuscript allows me to ruminate about language as well as the architecture of sentences, chapters, and the arc of the entire God-only-know-how-it-will end story.
I enjoy pouncing on an idea, investigating it from every angle and flying without a parachute as I pray that research would confirm my initial assumptions. I also become fixated on a subject-the reasons behind the murder of the Cathars by Pope Innocent III as an example.
As a speculative fiction writer I realize that creativity is the glue that holds the work together. I love the chase. I enjoy discovering new information through my research, finding people that have knowledge of the subjects, nailing down gritty statistics to support my hypothesis.
While I’m writing, whatever genre I’m committed to becomes my favorite. A writer can’t afford not to feel this way. When I’m working on a book, it’s my mind-mate, lover and worthy adversary until completion.
Writers Are Readers, Too -
by Roh Morgon
All writers start out as readers. The magic of stories entraps us as we visit the stars on a spaceship or ride a train to New York, slay a fire-breathing dragon or embrace a beautiful lover. The worlds of stories give us a refuge from the problems and pressures of the actual one.
But the real magic happens when we begin creating our own worlds.
You can read the rest of my post about why I write and how I got started HERE.
The Rewarding Process of Writing
By J.C. Conway
My goal as a writer, more than anything else, is to give back what was given to me as a reader my entire life. Written stories spark the imagination unlike anything else. Readers live protagonist's stories. Writers provide the fuel and hard work necessary to make that happen. I decided long ago that if I could be that catalyst for other readers, I should devote the time and effort necessary to do so. The fortunate beauty of it is that the process—the soul searching honesty, the setbacks and rewriting, the endless study of craft, grammar, and story—are also rewarding in and of themselves.
Presently, I write science-fiction, romance and fantasy stories for adults, young adults and middle-grade readers. My latest novel,Towers of Earth, is a science-fiction adventure featuring 15-year-old Allison Taylor, a would-be space colonist, forced back to Earth. She wants to resume her mission, but faces mounting obstacles and personal conflict as she learns about the chilling plight of Earth’s residents and the powerful interests working against her. My first published novel, Hearts in Ruin, a story about two archaeologists on the brink of a shattering discovery. They are in conflict, but the outside forces working against them threaten to destroy everything they have struggled to accomplish.
You can learn more about my short stories, novels, and more, at my website: https://jcconway.com.
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