IWSG August 2022

10:07 AM Elizabeth Seckman 16 Comments


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Thanks to this month’s awesome co-hosts  Tara TylerLisa Buie CollardLoni Townsend, and Lee Lowery! We couldn’t do it without you! 


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?
Readers first. Always. Every time. If I’m not entertaining my reader, why am I writing? 

16 comments:

  1. That's a good view on it. I suppose if I view myself as my reader, then I do aim to entertain too.

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    1. There was a time when I considered only writing for me. I figured I'd write, print, seal in an envelope, and hide it in my closet. Be the Emily Dickens of novels. Then I decided I'd go ahead and publish. LOL

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  2. easy for you, romance is the most popular genre! ha! =D
    jk, you know how to please readers because your books are definitely uniquely entertaining!

    long time no talk, hope you are doing well
    Tara Tyler Talks

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    1. It is! Probably because the world needs more happy endings.

      I'm alive and kicking! Hope you're doing well too.

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  3. Yes. Short and to the point... and that's a wrap!

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    1. I had to post from the app from my phone. I lost the first post somehow and had to be at a work event and figured short and sweet was better than nothing at all. I don't want to lose my IWSG spot!

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  4. Short and sweet is always a good way to go about things, when in doubt :)

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    1. When in doubt or in a hurry...though some better prior planning would eliminate the hurry, but alas, I rarely do.

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  5. I'm a middle of the road writer. I want both:) I want my voice to be my own and my readers to like it. Heh.
    Hope you had a Happy BDay.

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    1. I totally botched this question. I was on a whole different pattern of thought. LOL

      I had a wonderful birthday! Thank you so much for the beautiful card. <3

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  6. Yay. I'm glad you had a wondrous BDay. Well deserved:)

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  7. Yes, readers first, but I do want the freedom to write stuff that straddles genres. As a reader, I like stories that don't fit neatly into a genre, but then I hear that readers want consistency and predictability, so... *shrug*

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    1. It just depends on how many readers you want to please. You could always write for a niche market and straddle all the genres you want.

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    2. Hi Janet, I like that freedom too. In fact, your comment made me check your website and I'm just about to sign up for your newsletter. I like my fiction very much unpredictable and inconsistent!

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  8. And you definitely deliver every time, so it's working!

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