Did you have fun with yesterday’s questions? Glad you did.
Now, I’ve been writing a lot about non-fiction and fiction, but I haven’t wrote about something that all writers want to learn. Literary Agents and Publishers. I’m in limbo since I want o get into the publishing industry and am working with a literary agent as their gatekeeper.
So guess what my next series is about? Literary Agents and what they do and need from us as writers. I’ll also get into publishing as well since they help with it.
Writing non-fiction is important. In many ways i feel it is more important than fiction, because non-fiction can be the foundation of writing. Okay raise your hands, when we all were in school was there a time when you wrote “What I did on my Summer Vacation”?
That’s non-fiction, but some displayed a talent for it and could add temperatures and restaurants and people they saw. I simply put the dates and times. Okay history major int eh works?
Still you could always tell the ones who had a flair for writing. I don’t know what happened to many of them, but the ones who really enjoyed it that I still keep in contact with are int eh arts and other similar industries. We do get together for lunches and talk, and it is funny how they always comment I’m a late bloomer, but some expected me to go into Drama.
Why me a Flair for the drama? Little Miss Rebecca? The Flair for the dramatic oh posh! I never! ( Okay I’m done!)
I think my writing is infused with that, once I got over the fear that dates and numbers and events are great. People want as readers to be entertained and to learn at the same time. Okay name at least three authors who did the jump between non-fiction and fiction: Stephen King, Terry Brooks and C.S.Lewis.
I could go on, but for these three, I can say that their writing improved when they wrote in non-fiction, and then in fiction. Of course passion and knowledge never hurt either.
So onwards for tomorrow, but one more thing…
My Question to You today is this: Can you become a better writer by branching out?