Write how we Read
Something I stumbled on the other day. I know alot of writers probably start to write for themselves or their families. Then you make a sale or two and think…maybe I can write and make some money as well. Now is the time to write. The question is “How do you Write?”
On a personal level I like reading fast paced books without to much indepth discription, therefore making my own mind up what I can see or not see. I realised today – after working with a client, that I write the way I enjoy reading. Fast paced, good flow and not a care about grammar, unless it brings your reading to a screeching holt. I enjoy using words I understand, accents I know. I enjoy writing a book where you can’t work out the ending, though I have books you know or think you know what may happen. I find these fun. I like it when it dawns on you…duh. LOL
I write like I talk or as if I am talking to someone. My muses converse with each other which is why my dialogue is like watching a movie or TV show. You can see what is taking place in front of you, especially if you let your imagination loose.
I don’t read books for grammar, I read to escape, to enjoy a dream, sometimes wondering what it would be like to be there in that time or space. Those with long descriptions I end up putting down because I am bored to death with too much background information.
So what type of fans do I need. Well I need the same type of readers as me. What fits me will fit those who read the same way. The next thing to find out is how to find those readers. I may just do a survey.
So what type of writer are you?