Wednesday, September 2, 2015

IWSG Blog Hop - 1 September 2015

September 2, 2015

The more things change the more they stay the same, or so the saying goes. When it comes to books, between traditional, e-publishing, and indie, there has never been more choice for the reader or more avenues for the writer. We have new sub-genres reflecting new trends. Some become hugely popular while others vanish almost overnight. It’s hard for anyone to keep up.

In every corner of life change is inevitable and constant. What I wrote a few years ago may no longer sell more than a few copies because readers get bored with the same old thing and want different. As a writer, it feels like I’m always running to catch up. What exactly qualifies as different? An updated and edgier version of the same old thing? A few unexpected twists and turns? A different take on a popular theme? Or is it something that has yet to be written?

          One thing’s for sure, while readers still want a good book, writing for today’s market has become something of a gamble. It takes more than unforgettable characters and a well-written plot or a glowing five-star review to make a book a hit. I have no idea what the secret ingredient is. Maybe a pinch of fairy dust do you think?

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  1. A pinch of fairy dust would be wonderful! Let me know if you find out where to get some. :)

  2. I think there's a market for EVERYTHING. It's all a matter of finding the right place and the right time for your story.

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  3. It's so hard to reach the masses with one book...but every book can find its niche market. Even if your writing touches just one person, it's well worth it!