Wednesday, August 18, 2010
ARE YOU GOOD AT WHAT YOU WRITE OR DO YOU JUST WRITE AND WANT TO BE GOOD?
I like to write mysteries, I like to read them as well. But am I good at it? The subject came up this week when gaelikaa and I were talking about the stories we posted. I love her human interest stories. She can take an every day situation and make it interesting. Such as Don't Look Back and The Perfectionist . This week though, she did a really good job with an honest to goodness mystery. I found that I would like more of the story, The Same House.
Now me, I usually like a murder mystery, but I tried something different with A Castle's Secret and A Summer Tragedy and Heros . It would be nice to hear comments on a written story as to "hey, you need to stick to this or you need to write about that or even, you don't have the writing talent and should stick to accounting!
What do you think? Do you write because you have the talent for that type of book or because it's what you want to be good at and maybe should consider another area?