Today I found myself thinking back to how I began writing. I have always loved stories thanks to my wonderful parents who always encouraged dreams and imagination. But when I think back to how I began writing, I know exactly when it happened. My sister had been writing beautiful short stories and after reading them, I found myself longing to try writing myself. After writing several short stories I decided I wanted to try my hand at writing a novel. I wrote my first novel at 16 and ignored it for a long time before picking it up again and beginning to edit it. It is now still being edited and I am planning on self publishing it soon. I just found it interested to think back and remember why I started writing.
How about you? Do you remember when it was you discovered your passion for writing?
I’ve been wondering about this a little bit lately. Where do people get their book ideas from? I myself get inspiration and ideas from various places. I got my one series idea from a sentence I wrote that made absolutely no sense. I got my other book idea from two amazing songs by Poets of the Fall. Two of my other book ideas I got from dreams I had. I love that ideas and inspiration can come from anywhere at anytime. I have to make sure I always have a pen and paper nearby so that I can write ideas down as they come to me.
Where do you get your story ideas from?
Soulless was a terrific read! This book was absolutely wonderful and fun to read. Filled with laughs, tea, ridiculous characters and of course, romance. This book was splendidly steampunk and actually quite cozy. I would recommend this book to anyone in search of a fun and cozy read filled with a cast of wonderful characters. I would also recommend reading this with a huge cup of tea!
Recommended Age: 17 and up.
Sexual Content: Some
See also the rest of the series:
Do you listen to music while you write? I tend to listen to music most of the time while I write. Most of my main characters even have their own theme songs. I find it helps to the set the mood for certain scenes in my books. Some days I prefer silence, or if I can I listen to the rain outside. There is something about the sound of rain that I find amazingly relaxing and inspiring. But mostly I love searching for the right songs for the scenes that I’m writing, songs that help spark my imagination and help me dream up the scenes perfectly. Do you listen to music while you write? What do you listen to?
My favourite music to listen to while writing:
Poets of the Fall
The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear are two of the most amazing fantasy novels I have ever read. They take place in a richly detailed world with a main character that was crafted out of pure awesomeness. These books are basically the perfect fantasy novels. There is an amazing main character, surrounded by excellent friends and worthy foes, a very interesting take on magic, a huge library, and of course, adventure! I am definitely excited for the third installment and would recommend these books to anyone that loves epic fantasy novels.
The Name of the Wind:
Recommended Age: 17 and up.
Sexual Content: Low
The Wise Man’s Fear:
Recommended Age: 18 and up.
Sexual Content: Medium-High
I used to only be able to read one book at a time. I would start one story and have to finish it before even looking at another book. I’ve changed completely! Now I find that I have started reading about four books. I now read depending on what mood I’m in. I’m loving each of the books I’m reading. Can you read more than one book at a time? Or do you, once you have started a book, have to read only that one before starting anything else? What are you reading?
I’m currently reading:
Into the Labyrinth By: Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
The Dig By: Alan Dean Foster
Mr. Midshipman Hornblower By: C.S. Forester
The Puppet Parade By: Zeinab Alayan
East was a book I did not think I would enjoy as much as I did. This was a book that grew on me the more and more I read. It was at once cozy, mysterious and thrilling. The story kept me vaguely confused and completely interested. Full of detail and amazing characters, this book was an adventure that I would love to go on again. If you’re in the mood for a well written adventure full of mystery and intrigue, I would recommend this book to you.
Recommended Age: 15 and up.