So today here is more - some of it lighthearted - from fellow authors on Twitter... as they (I am taking a rest after finishing a 600 page novel, and I admit I am not writing currently) again gather around the authors' office's "water cooler" to gab (when it appears at least some of them, uh, should be nose to the grindstone and writing)...
Writing may be all about "creativity" for you; but never forget that publishing is a business.
It may still even in 2020 be about getting home alive. So what is the solution to men who behave like thugs?
Well, 2019 is concluding. The idea for a year end post hit me. I thought post-Christmas I'd offer up some thoughts
minus any, uh, colorful metaphors we often used in our casual chats as if I were telling you.
In a real sense, if you want to be truly fearless now as an author, write about people. As we see increasingly, putting humans on your pages is dangerous authoring territory.
And, of course, when it comes to starring in your film adaptation, let's not forget the women. In my mind, if I think about it, uh, yes, I would love to see...
Bearing in mind they were written for adults - but back when adulthood arguably began in the mid-teens and not at today's "18" - my suggestion is teens might be started with a few "classic" books and Christmas is a great excuse to buy wonderful hardcovers as presents.
"Everyone writes books now": In an innocent and not nasty way, an elderly aunt said that to me a few years back. In a way, she was right.
Let's be honest: Who wants to read a book by a mope who tweets about their "failures"?
"You know I don't read this period history mush, but I know you like it for some reason." LOL!
I decided given she has so many followers and was so clearly knowledgeable as an author, that I really needed to read at least a sample from one of her novels. I went over to Amazon and typed in her name and clicked...
Endings are, uh, I think, reasonably important to us as readers. I am of course interested in what will happen (or why would I be reading the book in the first place?), but I don't really want to know how a book ends... until I get to the end.
The U.S. is really, I always remind non-Americans, a continent (Finland has the population of roughly Connecticut), and over the centuries has demonstrated a resiliency and managed - it still does - to evolve.
My (now late) uncle had warned me about that type. LOL!