Some people write with their head, some with their heart. I fully contend and agree with today’s quote. You have to be somewhere in between to be a great writer.
Have you ever noticed that some of the really best sellers aren’t the greatest writer? Why is that I’ve always wondered. These past few years I’ve come to the conclusion that the real reason authors are popular is because they appeal to one’s heart first then their head.
If we are ever going to be great writers, each of us must do the same. Our characters must leap off the page and into a readers heart. From their heart, it will go to their mind and they will get what we’re trying to say.
Every romance novel or cross-genre romance novel is trying to say something to the writer, to reach them on a level where writer and reader connect. No connection and your books will never be picked up again. Hence the quote of ‘just open a vein’ because this is the level many readers relate to when reading a book.
You as a writer must connect with your readers. Otherwise, you’ve failed your mission.
Today’s quote goes right along with this subject:
A writer's mind seems to be situated partly in the solar plexus and partly in the head. ~Ethel Wilson
You must be a writer of both places because you can have a technically superior book but without emotion, people by and large won’t pick up another book.
Have a great writing and reading day! See you tomorrow!