Lynn's Corner

Website of Author Lynn McMonigal

On Writing

“Are you writing what you like to read or what you think you should write?”

–From Writing From Personal Experience

I think the honest answer to that is that I write what I like to read. My favorite author is Karen Kingsbury. Most of what I write is similar to her work in that I write love stories with a Christian theme—and all about “real” characters, people I can easily relate to. The stories are much more than just romances, though. They show real people, in real situations that test their faith.

I am not even sure what I “should” be writing. Often I think I should focus on articles rather than stories. Would I sell my work on a more regular basis if I wrote non-fiction rather than fiction? Every time I try that, though, I get so very bored. If my work is boring to me, how can I expect it to interest editors or readers?

January 5, 2011 Posted by Lynn McMonigal | Authors, Books, Life, My Work | Arts, Fiction, Karen Kingsbury, Online Writing, Writers Resources, Writing, Writing Exercises | Leave a Comment