I haven’t posted here in quite a while – about a year in fact. Here are my excuses:
- I have a habit of writing long, researched works that can take weeks to finish.
- I have a secret longtime desire to try my hand at writing fiction that I finally decided to act upon.
- I got caught up in the Canadian federal election campaign as a Green Party volunteer.
- I have been spending too much time on FaceBook where it is all to easy to just share-and-comment rather than create original content.
I’m going to (try to) write some fiction…
As part of my interest in writing fiction attended the Surrey International Writer’s Conference (SIWC) this past weekend. On the subject of becoming a published writer, one recommendation that I received more than once was that I need to have an active online presence in the social media (blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc). Obviously the social media and the fiction should share the same field/genre.
The content that I publish in social media would, I was told, help define my brand.
I can do that.
But, what is my field/genre. The best description that I can come up with is: Speculative (science) fiction influenced by global social and environmental issues.
PonderTerra, my other main WordPress blog, should nicely fit this target field/genre.
Another recommendation that received more than once was that it is better to write lots of small, regular posts rather than an occasional long ones. Oops! Guilty! I clearly need to improve in this department on all my blogs.
So prepare to see more regular posts here and on PonderTerra. And if the fiction writing goes well, look for updates in both blogs as well.