thoughts on writing I wrote on Google plus

31 Jul

Why do I write?
Because I enjoy it, it’s a good way to be both creative and it’s an escape from reality, however temporary. If anyone actually enjoys reading it then that’s a billy-bonus as far as I am concerned.

What do I write?
Mostly fiction, mostly science fiction, sometimes horror. I’ve also done satire, humour, western, erotica and non-fiction.

Where can you read my stuff?
For free? Smashwords, Feedbooks, Kobo, Diesal, Itunes, Sony and Barnes & Noble?
For money? Amazon.

Why should we read it?
Because it’s awesome? No, I try to write original, thought provoking work. If you think it’s odd, weird, or offensive then I have definitely done my job.

Does it pay well?
Does it bollocks. In other words, no it doesn’t.

Is it easy to be creative?
Frankly, anyone can make a story up. If you’ve ever told a lie then you are already on the rocky path to becoming a writer. Writer/Author is a much nicer label than “Professional Liar”.

How do you deal with writers block?
I don’t think such a thing exists. Sometimes you have ideas, other times you don’t. It’s being able to tell if an idea will make a good story or not.

How long does it take to write a story?
How long is a piece of string? Seriously, stories can be any length, some places even take stories that are only 100 words long. I’ve seen them even shorter than that. My usual story length is 1000-2000 words. I’ve written shorter and longer. I’d like to write a novel one day, when I can get my head into the right frame of mind.

What are you writing at the moment?
Apart from this “blog” entry? Heck, I’ve got over 25 stories in development. Some are what I call “partials” (stuff I’ve started), some are just a synopsis, some are frameworks, some are even just literally 1 sentance. I also have a bunch of stuff thats to be typed up and a TXT document where I sometimes leave ideas that has at least 15 stories or partials on it.

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