Sunday, March 23, 2014
What Informs Writers?
We always look at novelists and wonder where their book ideas come from and how closely linked, on some level, they are to their subject matter. If writers usually write what they know, don’t they write from experience in some fashion?
On the other hand, murder mysteries aren’t written by murderers or only former cops. Science fiction movies aren’t penned by space aliens and vampire tales aren’t written by superhuman beasts. So where do they draw their inspiration from?
I think writers tap into something- a moment in life, a person they know, an emotion they felt, a state of mind they experienced- in order to really write from an honest perspective. If I’m correct, more authors are more unstable than we realize.
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Brian Feinblum’s views, opinions, and ideas expressed in this blog are his alone and not that of his employer, Media Connect, the nation’s largest book promoter. You can follow him on Twitter @theprexpert and email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He feels more important when discussed in the third-person. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog © 2014.