Successful writers have an uncanny knack for publishing what readers want at just the right time. They set the trends that other writers try to catch a wave on.
And that's the topic for this month's Insecure Writers Support Group - where writers share, encourage, and discover!
August 3rd IWSG Question:
When you set out to write a story, do you try to be more original
or do you try to give readers what they want?
First of all, I have no idea what readers want... Readers are fickle. Trends come and go--and quickly! I write what I know and whatever inspires me at the time. I try to be original in my chosen genres. And I enjoy trying new things--like mashups!-- regardless if they're popular or not. I highly recommend you do the same.
Because secondly, Readers like good writing, plain and simple. I believe that Trends are formed from good, juicy stories. And when we read something we like, we look for more - similar topics, but more importantly, we want more from that writer.
If you write what you love, you'll write your heart into it--and that's what makes good writing!
Try to stop by some other blogs and read about what writer friends - new and old - are up to. Here's the IWSG list. And here are the moderators this month:
Lisa Buie Collard -- Loni Townsend -- Lee Lowery -- and me!
I'll be visiting around as many blogs as I can, because school is right around the corner, and after that, I don't get out much!
Hope your writing is flourishing
and your last month of summer is full of fun and sun!