Forming an image is a lot like painting, except the canvas is your mind.
Word usage is an important but probably overlooked ingredient of a successful story.
This is the second part of a two-part series. In Part 1 we looked at the advantages of writing a series. Today we look at the How.
New writers are often advised to write a series. The argument is you have a better marketing opportunity. If a reader likes one, he/she will likely buy the others. Is it true?
The real question is Am I able to Write in Multiple Genres?
Ultimately it is your audience that determines the answer to that. However, it is possible that you could end up with a different audience for each genre. In fact, I’d say that is likely that your audiences will change from genre to genre.
Breaking into a new genre (for you) can also be tough. In my case, my primary focus is writing good fiction no matter what the genre. Getting people to like my books is more a matter of marketing than anything else.
I have been writing since 2003, so I’ve gained some experience. I have found that the more research I do the better my writing becomes.
I believe that every reader comes to our books with a tool available for us to use. It’s called their imagination. Think about it. Even if you are only eighteen you have had experiences, learned knowledge, and gotten acquainted with others. All of this impacts your imagination. So our job as authors is to tap into that imagination wherever possible and however we are able.
You’ve probably heard the phrase “Everyone has a story” sometime in your lifetime. I believe this is true. Most people don’t realize it, aren’t interested in writing, or don’t know how. But all of us have life experiences that can be instructive or entertaining to the rest of us.
we need to ask why most people read. It is to escape the reality of their lives, to imagine, to relax, and to be uplifted.
Do I want to sell books? Of course. Do I want my books to be best sellers? Who wouldn’t? Do I want to influence others? You bet.
But when the day is done I love writing!