Summer is coming to an end with earth quakes and hurricanes. Just when I thought everything was over, hurricane Kathia is threatening to deliver another impact to my area. It has been raining bull frogs, and when I say bull frogs, I mean just that. Dozens of bull frogs descended on my front lawn. I guess the earth quake shook them up too, but I'm not going to let this deter me from my pleasure of writing everyday and I do have to finish my sequel to my first book, "A Faithful Choice, To Love Again and my new book, Desperate Lives,"which I have started and hope to finish in October, God willing.
But back to the subject of today, Inside Secrets. For those who love writing and have expressed to me how they can get started, think about the genre you'd like to make yours. How does a story get started? Where do you get ideas and inspiration for writing a story? I learned that a writer tends to write better about things she has experienced, places she has visited and sights, sounds and images of those places form in the mind. A world is created for you and you start to build on a idea.
You have an idea, you've chosen your genre and the next step is to pick your primal fanatasy. Your primal fantasy is the basic urge, the great desire that a man and a woman, from his/her beginnings on, has needed to fulfill his/her own happiness.
Every book must have a primal fantasy or its characters and actions have no place to go; it will not hang together, nor will it satisfy the reader and make them want to go on reading your story.
The publishing industry has an odd view of fiction sales. If you take away genre and subgenre fiction, what would you have? You'd have what the market supports today; general fiction and women's fiction.
General fiction is anything written by men or women that both men and women can read. Women's fiction can be written by men or women, but it is usually aimed at women. Most American men don't read women's fiction written by women unless it's in a genre they can publicly relate to; a genre containing mystery.
All methods of writing can be applied to any type of fiction writing.
Pick a genre and start reading other authors in that genre, take a few classes,to start, and begin writing. It's all up to how much you want it. Good luck and happy writing.