A lot of people who read my blog are writers. This is a two-edged sword, of course. I love the camaraderie and the sharing of ideas, but at the same time if a cruise-ship full of readers wanted to virtually dock here and start buying books – that would rock. Anyway, today’s post was – a little bit – for the authors in the crowd. It’s featured over at The Realm of Fantasy and Fiction. The subject of this post is keeping a series new and fresh – not falling into the routine, formulaic morass that can suck you down and take something magical away from your characters… There is also a very positive, five star review of Nevermore on their site…which is greatly appreciated.
Here’s a snippet from today’s guest post:
“Early in my career I wrote a lot of licensed fiction. I wrote a Star Trek Novel –Star Trek Voyager #12: Chrysalis, and I wrote a number of novels for a company called White Wolf in their “World of Darkness,” which grew from their game Vampire, the Masquerade. I wrote a trilogy about a vampire named Montrovant and his quest to find the Holy Grail, which he believed would allow him to walk in sunlight. I wrote a “Wraith” novel, and another for their game “Exalted” – I even wrote the Dark Ages clan novel – Lasombra, and ¼ of the clan novel Malkavian. For me it was a way of getting novels out there with my name on them, and to hone my writing abilities for my own projects.
A lot happened in the middle of my life, and I’m not going into that here, but I had a very slow period that nearly derailed me completely. When the dust cleared, I found that no one remembered who I was –at least, readers didn’t. People still read and loved my trilogy, and commented on the Star Trek book (lover or hate on that one, it seems) – but no one seemed really interested in what was coming next. I bumped through several agents, wrote a few things, even did a bunch of ghost-writing that was interesting and paid the bills…” ==>READ THE REST at The Realm of Fantasy & Fiction.
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Read about Genres & Why I hate them : ==> AT THE AUTHOR’S CAFE