Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Your genre chooses you, instead of the other way around!

It is always wonderful to hear about an author's writing journey, especially debut authors, and crime authors at that!! Put on the kettle and enjoy Kelly Creighton's story over at www.writing.ie..
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I never saw myself as a crime writer. To begin with all I wanted to do was write a book; it was a personal challenge I'd set myself after not writing at all for ten years. Looking back, maybe it would have been helpful to ask myself early on what I liked to read, and what kind of writer I aspired to be, to try to direct my output better. For two years I worked on a (now shelved) novel, attended a course and many workshops. I started submitting my poems and short stories to journals, gaining a few acceptances out of a huge mountain of rejections. Any positive feedback that anyone gave me about my work, I wrote down and kept to look at when I got another rejection, so I wouldn’t be tempted to pack it all in......READ MORE HERE

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