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NVDT #57 – Hangin’   1 comment

Phil’s Blog Post

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Falling In Love with My Own Writing #OpenBook Blog Hop   Leave a comment

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They’re just figments, but they’re mine. And I love the places they take me.   Leave a comment

Richard Dee’s blog post

Posted September 15, 2020 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

Motivation   12 comments

Even if you knew you would never sell another book, would you keep writing?

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I’m a Capitalist

I work hard to sell books and I think they’re worth every dime my readers pay to access them. Writers have as much right to make money from their creative works as painters, singers, carpenters, and — well, name a creative product. Tattoo artist? Hair dresser? Film maker? Landscaper? I could go on and on.

I know t might get an argument from some of my more anarcho-capitalist friends who believe you don’t own an idea. No, you don’t own an idea, but you certainly should own the product of an idea and book is a the product of combining a whole lot of ideas. If you want to be entertained by it, pay me. And if I discover someone violating my copyright, yes, I’m going to object. The idea that creative people should produce something just to give it away for free is ridiculous.

But What’s My Motivation?

I started writing when I was 12. I can’t really say why. A teacher made me write a short story in 5th grade. I hated the process of creating to a formula, but it opened a tap deep in my soul that I’ve never been able to shut off.

I wrote fiction for decades just for my own amazement. It’s only been since 2014 that I’ve been selling books. So clearly, I’m not motivated by the money. Indie author is not a pro-ball career — though my latest novel paid for itself in less than a month — which feels good.

I Guess We Know My Answer

Yes, I would continue writing even if I knew I wouldn’t sell anymore books because I write to entertain myself as much as to entertain others. I’d try to find a way to give them away if that was what I had to do because I enjoy the feat of sharing what I write … but I also think I deserve to be paid for providing people with entertainment.

Posted September 7, 2020 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

NVDT #55 – Is the Caper Dead?   Leave a comment

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Writing the Ridiculous #OpenBook Blog Hop   Leave a comment

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What of the Heroes Journey?   Leave a comment

Richard Dee’s Blog Post

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Open Book Blog Hop – First drafts   Leave a comment

Roberta Writes Blog Article.

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NVDT #54 – Self Editing, DRE and Logic   Leave a comment

Phil’s blog hop article

Posted August 24, 2020 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

Race to the Finish #OpenBook Blog Hop   Leave a comment

Aug 24, 2020 Do you hurry through a first draft, or are you conscious of flaws as they go down? Has that changed over time? Have you ever heard of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)? It happe…

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Posted August 24, 2020 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

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