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Things to think about writers

Shirley Harris-Slaughter

WELCOME SPOTLIGHT AUTHOR VASHTI Q!

You have been such a supportive member since the first day you joined and so you deserve your time in the spotlight. I am delighted to host you.


Title: Do You Judge An Author By His Or Her Genre?

You’d be surprised how many people make assumptions about authors’ personalities based on their works’ genre. Horror writers have dark, twisted minds and are capable of committing the atrocities they write about. Erotica writers are perverts. Writers of romance tend to be like their heroines—beautiful women who are lavished with flowers, candy and romantic dinners by more lovers than they can handle (and who all resemble Ryan Reynolds, Zac Efron, Gerald Butler, or Idris Elba) And comedic writers––well, they’re all clowns who don’t take life seriously enough. Really? Come on, people!

I have lost count of how many times friends and acquaintances have been shocked when…

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Write your own story

Great thoughts from an excellent writer

Story Empire

Hi, gang, Craig here with something that might be a little controversial. Great way to kick off a new year, right?

In fiction, we are responsible for everything. The environment, the economics, the characters, everything. It’s up to us to create all of it. Sometimes we set the tale in the real world, even if it’s in a fictitious city. Sometimes it’s a completely different planet.

The big point here is it’s your story to write, for good or bad.

Time to get to my point. What do you think of fandoms that insist on outcomes to storylines and other major changes?

We should all be so lucky as to have that kind of fandom, but it can become an issue. There were some who had the conclusion of the Harry Potter series all mapped out then campaigned for what they wanted. Some wanted Harry and Ron to become a…

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