It is obvious that writing stems from reading. Becoming familiar with good stories is what teaches us writers how to craft stories of our own. Heroes and villains that make us cheer or cringe often inspire us.
The villains that reminds us of someone we know, ourselves, or what we could be captivate us. The heroes inspire us to be more than we are. It is the writer’s job to capture and create that for the audience. What inspires a writer to write? Well many things, as I have discussed before, but most importantly other stories. Reading not only inspires, but it teaches the art of writing.
One does not simply become a basketball player just by having a casual interest in the sport. No, he is first an avid fan. This inspires a flame inside that provokes him to expand his abilities and became an athlete himself. Such is also the case of the writer.
If you are a lover of books, I challenge you to consider telling a story of your own. Do you love mysteries? Write a mystery. Do you like poetry? Write a poem. Written works open up a plethora of worlds, sometimes by inspiring the creation of new ones.
I am going to keep it simple for this post. I have talked about what I like to see in Fantasy, but I would love to get feedback from you. What sort of things do you look for in a story? Do you prefer male protagonists, or female protagonsts? Maybe you enjoy a bit of both? What sort of plot elements grab you the most? Do you like your stories dark or with a balance of humor. Voice your thoughts in the comments below!
I know, I haven’t been posting much lately. In the meantime I invite you to check out the point of this blog, my book (soon to be a series). If you want more information before buying you can learn more about it on my website. As I have said in other blog posts, if you are willing to commit to writing a review within 6-8 weeks email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also if you email me directly you can get my book at a discounted price of $6.00!
By now you may have seen that I am a writer, and I write a fantasy series titled Goandria. If you love reading speculative fiction and want to learn more about my word check out my website. If this is something that interests you, I can sell you a paperback copy for $6.00 if you email me directly. All you need to do is send an email and payment (via paypal) to email@example.com. If you are willing to do a review within six weeks of receiving a book, let me know and I can send you a FREE copy.