Monday, March 7, 2011

Research done - for the moment that is!

I've been reading and researching for the past few days again.  I think when one writes they should really research and read as much as they need in order to back up their writing.  By that, I'm not necessarily talking about validating history or even the existence of something nor the attributes of a being for example vampires or zombies or aliens. I just think that getting an idea of others perspectives on these things on what ever the subject of their story is can help one make a decision on how to write their characters and add to the storyline by allowing the writer to be more creative.

I'll use vampires for example. We have many perspectives of just what one is and their attributes. Bram Stoker has one outlook, Anne Rice another, and then we go into more varied attributes. Thus, there are quarrels and arguments among readers and writers about what a Vampire REALLY is. Well I say don't sweat the small stuff. Make what ever you are writing about your own thing and put it out there.  If you get positive feed back then great if not then it actually helps you to know what readers accept and what they don't thus a negative becomes a positive in further writings.

Lord knows I"m not telling you how to write but by the same token I've read a lot lately about how down others are about their writings regarding history, attributes and being bashed in posts by readers.  Just take the lemons and make lemonade. I know sounds cliche but by all token if you really love to write just keep at it and things will come together. I've watched others work for years and finally things are working out for them. No they aren't millionaires but if you're in writing for just money then maybe you're in it for the wrong reason.

Anyway y'all have a great day and keep on reading and writing. Love love xoxo


  1. I completely agree. I've been writing for years (since I was eight) and have always gotten myself so bogged down in research and getting the facts straight I lose the story and it never gets finished...

  2. Great post! I agree I think research is very important. With supernatural beings I like to see what others have done then decide on the rules for my own versions of them.