From the blog, MACWOOD’S:
No matter what you write, you must write what you are passionate about. If you are passionate about writing about sparkling vampires, yes that is probably what you should write, although you might want to see if there are other areas you have interest, hehe. A writer has to write about their passion if they want their work to be taken serious.
I use to write horror for the point of scaring people. It was fun!!! And while I enjoyed it, there was more I needed to write. Because when I first got into writing I wanted to write about real issues that we all face, that we all witness, things that make up who we are as people. I wanted to write about real things in fiction form. Even if I write a superhero story, or zombies, I need write about real things that we all can relate to. But I also wanted to write stories with heart, and something not only comes from my mind, but the other point of view on things.
We live in a world where a lot of times there are two sides. And I always see the things that are not one of two. Sure as a Christian I know there are things that fall under one or the other, God or the devil, but I am talking about smaller things.
- Like love.
- Right and wrong.
So many things that we only see one or the other, when the answer is often in the middle somewhere, or way off in the outfield. As a writer, and one with an opinion and feelings I have to write about what presses on my soul.
I am trying to keep it short about me, there are more posts on that, but I wanted to show an example. The thing is, you must write what you love. Even if it goes against me as a person, I support your right to write about what you love. As a fellow writer I respect you for writing from your heart. I respect your honesty and heart. Of course if you write about hating others, and come up with stories that supports that through-line, I will respect your honesty, but that is all because I hate, hate. And you will be a muse in my stories :^D
But overall, and I am talking to the average writer, write from your heart. You have this gift, use it!
See, we authors-especially as self-publishing authors-need to make ourselves as brands. And if we are honest about who we are, and about our work people will like us and want to check out our books. You need to be true to you, and who you want to be.
Who are you?
What stories do YOU want to tell?
Figure this out, and make it your brand. But I will tell you this, make sure you write about heart. Make your writing come to life, and thrive in the minds of your readers!
How about you, anything you want to add about creating author brand? Feel to share in the comments!