Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Giveaway Day 2

Tip of the Day: don't forget to comment on this post for your chance to win a copy of Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty. The more you comment, the more chances you have to win!!!

I'm going to keep this short and sweet, because the real purpose of this post is merely to give you another shot at winning a book (see, I look out for you blog readers, don't I?!)

But I couldn't let it go without seconding that I agree with Kate 100% in that you should write about what you love.

When I first started writing, everyone (and by everyone I mean well-meaning family, the mailman, the 80-year old woman walking her dog, and pretty much every non-writer out there who likes to give writing advice) told me I should "write what I know." And to some extent I agree with them, but when I started to actually write fiction I found it was much more fun to write about what I didn't know and what I wanted to learn A LOT about.

And the second I found a way to combine some of my biggest interests (such as movies, travel, adventure, and solving puzzles), writing started to get much more interesting for me. And when the writer is passionate about what they are writing, the readers can't help but catch some of that infectious energy.

So basically what I'm saying is don't limit yourself to writing what you know, but have fun with writing, researching, and living your life. Your books and your readers (or eventual readers) will thank you for it!

No go forth and comment...

--Emily, Miss Querylicious

7 comments:

aka_Nik said...

Woot! First comment again. Pick me!

tetewa said...

I'd like to be included!

Jordan said...

I think I have asked this before, but when have you ever talked to the mailman?

Meredith said...

I love Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty and would love to own a copy...

And I think that the advice to write what you know is good, because otherwise, you might end up spending way too much time writing something that might not come out to the best of your abilities.

~Meredith
rosesaremyfavorite at hotmail dot com

Lena said...

Have you ever tried to do something that you haven't before so that you could experience it and then write about it?

Christina Farley said...

Fun times. Love contests.

Hillary said...

Writing about what you know is boring. It's totally more fun to explore a life you haven't had.