What does it take to be a writer?
You have to write. That’s pretty much it. It may not be good, or grammatically pretty, but if you write, you’re a writer.
Hemingway only wrote 500 words a day. Stephen King writes 2000. Some people write even more. Some write less.
It doesn’t matter, as long as you write.
Go get your paper and pencil.
As writers, I think we get wound up too much about reading what’s good for us. Read this author, he was a master at suspense. Read that author, she does dialogue the best. Read this author. Read that author.
It’s all probably true.
And boring. And dry. It kills the imagination. If you don’t connect with the story (forget about connecting with the author, that’s a whole different kettle of worms), if it doesn’t make you want to jump out of your skin just so you can grab a pencil and paper, if it doesn’t fodder YOUR OWN ideas… forget it!
You as a writer need to feed what stoke your imagination.
You can’t write like Hemingway in Science Fiction. Who’d want it? Look at the current books, do they write like Chaucer? Or Dickens? Even writing like Asimov in today’s market won’t get you published. Read the giants in your own genre, read the most current you can find.
Those are who you should be studying. Those are who you should be emulating.
Look for them. Feed your need.
Birthright continues to outpace my other books in terms of sales, at nearly a full half. WooHoo!!!
#Birthright #wendlkoenig #shapeshifter #witch #medieval
Frozen Fire makes its debut at the Grand Falls Farmers’ Market today. Very excited to see how it goes over, especially since Birthright had such a great reception!
All my books will be there. Stop by my table and pick up a signed copy of your favorite.
#FrozenFire #wendylkoenig #ScienceFiction