I followed you. Most of my stories aren't for teens. They're for adults, although I write in speculative fiction genre. It's just that my heroes and heroines are older, no high school problems, no angst, no boy-girl dynamics. I…"
"I use wattpad for my short stories. I already posted 14 finished stories there. I don't have thousands of readers yet, but my readership is growing slowly. Although to tell the truth, I haven't found it to be very supportive or anything.…"
"I'm not sure I agree with this post. For example, you say: "This proportion does not at all represent the demographics of our society." Perhaps not, but maybe it represents the demographics of published writers? In my city, Vancouver,…"
"I feel like getting my books reviewed is an uphill battle all the way. I have stopped trying, which doesn't do my books any good.
One of the complications, and the most serious one, arises from some authors' unethical behavior. You know…"
"Great post. I've never thought about a threshold guardian in my own fiction, but now I will. It seems like serendipity. I'm struggling with a new story right now. I needed a new idea, and this is it. I think a threshold guardian in my new…"
"Great post. I never admitted publicly that I'm jealous of others, more successful writers, because I thought it was only me who is so petty, so small. Now I see I'm not the only one. Thanks for breaching the topic, Emily.
I don't feel…"
"On one hand, there is something offensive in the phrase "play to the masses", but unfortunately, that is what many writers do. And "the masses" as well as the powerful in publishing expect it. I noticed recently that most TV…"
"Interesting post. There is lots of bashing of Amazon online but not many try to see it objectively. I guess it's not as much what it does now that concerns people but what it could do if it achieves the world domination and doesn't have…"
Olga, just a gentle reminder that in the novelist group (as indicated at the top of the page) we don't post links to blog posts. We try to keep the wall for conversation, and if we allow any links to blog posts, they tend to swamp other conversation, so we just don't allow them. Thanks!
Thank you Olga, though I have lived in Japan for years, I am just now wrapping my head around the very complex and layered culture. Makes for very interesting and challenging times, but always something to learn by and grow from.
Hi Olga, I enjoyed your reply to Julie Luek's latest blog post. I hope you are well, and enjoying your writing. I am three years in to my 'new' life as a writer now and can only imagine what you must have learned over ten years. It's always good to hear from others who are 'further down the road' and still hanging on in there. I love the Steinem quote: 'Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else.' Better get on with it then!
Thanks so much Olga! I would be very interested in what you thought of my novel -- if you felt like it was something you would be able to review and spread the word on if you liked it, I would be able to give you an e-copy as a review copy? You can download the first four chapters here if you wanted to taste-test!
Hello Olga, thanks for getting back to me - I confess I find this site quite tricky to navigate, and miss things too - I feel like I'm walking in the dark with my hands stretched out in front of me, most of the time! I'm pleased that my blog made you smile; that's what I hope for it.. Hope your writing is going well. Love, Jenny
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