Spending more time on Twitter recently, I see as well that lots of writers are extra-pushing their books. Some are making them free, even calling them (in my opinion, rather tackily) "Coronavirus sales."
No one is an island, and suddenly many of us feel like castaways: marooned and alone.
Aged 89, my father-in-law died unexpectedly early Monday morning (nothing to do with the stupid virus insofar as we know) at his home here in London.
We should sensibly (wherever we are in the world) wash our hands more than usual and minimize human contact, and stay home if possible - especially if we feel the slightest bit unwell, particularly because this COVID-19 virus seems to be quite fatal to those over age 75. So where better for us to spend time "self-isolating" than here on the net? 🙂
In down time sneakily I have been considering - and writing - a bit more of the next great project: the novel that will eventually be.
My "experience" since 2013 has been this. I went the "indie" route for these reasons...
It is not up to that tweeter, or to anyone else, to "suggest" what "representations" "should" appear in anyone's novel(s); they should just write their own damn books.
As Kindle book buyers we tend not to think about this unsettling question: "What happens to all of my Kindle books after I die?" Well...
Having taught non-native-English speaking international students too, I witnessed how some aspects of English especially baffled them: knowing my novels would be available most anywhere, I wanted my books also to be accessible...
Despite some fiction writers' sky-high opinions of their personally towering intellects, this craft is not rocket science.
Oops. I thought I was writing an email? But I was using WordPress? Gee, it's good I have nothing to hide from you guys... LOL!
No novel is meant to address an entirety of anything.
A celebrity - whose reason for being is to seek popularity - backtracking and apologizing in the face of a social media angry mob is almost to be expected. But a writer must have the guts to hold their creative ground in the face of other writers' onslaught.
Understand, I have nothing against bearded wizards, heroines with magic swords, and FBI agents...