I interrupt this blogging break, again, to say Happy IWSG Day!
It’s the first Wednesday of a new month and can you believe we’re halfway through the year already?! Anyways, the Insecure Writer’s Support Group is back again and going strong. Not once faltering, despite the roadblocks we can’t control. As we continue trekking on our writing journeys. Encouraging each other and sharing our woes. And who do we have to thank for this creative support community? The ninja extraordinaire Alex Cavanaugh!
To find out more about the group and/or maybe even sign-up, click on the badge above. And don’t forget to check out the co-hosts for June: Murees Dupe, Alexia Chamberlynn, Chemist Ken, and Heather Gardner!
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So, what’s going on with me this month?
Well, I’m still on my blogging break. And recently celebrated my three year blogiversary last week. I even posted part 1 of chapter 1 of The Soul Traveler on Wattpad and have gotten two comments already. 😀
Now it’s almost summer and it’s starting to actually feel like it. And my focus is now on my WIPs The Soul Traveler and Dreaming of You and the contests I want to submit them to. Which also raised a question that I’d like to hear more of what you think about.
If you don’t know already, I’m a huge Asian drama fan. I particularly love Korean dramas the most. Despite my love for them, I do have a bone to pick with them sometimes. Their shows only last one season anywhere from two to six months and or more. And have a live-shoot system. Which means that episodes are written, sometimes rewritten, shot and edited days before it airs. All the way up to the final episode. The problem with this system is that the powers that be pander too much to their audience. Basically, they will make script/plot changes based on the audience reactions. So if there’s a public outcry over a couple. And if they wished that a girl/guy was paired with someone else …won’t be too hard to guess what happens next. And at most times, what started as an interesting and tightly scripted plot becomes a convoluted mess.
They’re not the only ones that do this either. I’m sure it’s done in US shows too for example One Tree Hill. Although slightly different as they were pandering towards the actors. Because didn’t the characters of Lucas and Brooke become a couple because the actors were dating in real life? But then Lucas became a couple with Peyton because they’d broken up in real life too?
Anyways, getting back to the question. Right or wrong, do you write for your audience to give them what they want? To gain and generate their interest and fanfare? Or do you agree with JK Rowling when she said, “In truth, I never consider consider the audience for whom I’m writing. I just write what I want to write.” And write for yourself? Or is it that you have a fictional targeted person you created that you write for?
Who do you write for?
PS As a long time reader, I know what makes a reader interested in picking and reading a book boils down to three factors. The title, the synopsis and the cover. And I’m in need of a cover for the WIPs I have posted on Wattpad. So if you’re on Wattpad and have experience doing covers. Or know someone who’s efficient and great at making covers, please let me know.