I simply cannot top Jeffe's list. Still, here we go:
1) Fame! Or, at least moderate notoriety. It's amazing how many people are unimpressed when they hear you write novels but change their tune when they hear you've been published by an actual publisher.
2) Um. Yeah. So according to the movie FINDING FORESTER, in which Sean Connery, playing the character of Forrester says, "Women will sleep with you if you write a bad book." That's the allegation. I have to debunk this. See, I'm not Sean cannery and I've3 written several bad books and yet, no women lining up to sleep with me as a result of my fame and fortune...so...Well, maybe you'll have better luck. ;)
3) Your name in print.
4) Money! Okay, sometimes not so much, but hey, I pay my bills and I go on occasional trips to exotic places paid for withy writing. So, there's that.
5) There is no finer feeling than holding a book you write in your hands and knowing that somewhere out there someone else has read it and been moved by your words.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Top Five Reasons to Write
Posted by James A. Moore
I write fiction, a little of everything and a lot of horror. I've written novels, comic books, roleplaying game supplements, short stories, novellas and oodles of essays on whatever strikes my fancy. That might change depending on my mood and the publishing industry. Things are getting stranger and stranger in the wonderful world of publishing and that means I get to have fun sorting through the chaos (with all the other writer-types). I have a website. This isn't it. This is where you can likely expect me to talk about upcoming projects and occasionally expect a rant or two. Not too many rants. Those take a lot of energy. In addition to writing I work as a barista, because I still haven't decided to quit my day job. Opinions are always welcome.