“I try to write stories that would interest me. I don’t think you can do your best work if you’re writing for somebody else.” ― Stan Lee
That’s the truth of it.
I always try to write the sort of story that I would like to read – no matter how weird and twisted it gets.
Write for yourself first.
Then market it as best as you can.
Stay true to your own voice. Don’t try to sound like someone you aren’t.
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Okay – so my wife has been going to college this year – preparing for a brand new career in Medical Administration. She has spent the last twenty-five years teaching bellydance and zumba and she is tired of jumping up and down for a living.
So this week she is on her March break and I took a week’s vacation time to do some things together with her.
So today – for the first time in my life – I took a Zumba class with her.
I ache in places that men shouldn’t ought to ache in. My armpits smell like a colony of small Siberian moose have been living in amongst the armpit hair for the last sixteen years and haven’t learned how to wipe themselves yet.
I held my own. I stayed on step at least three beats everyone else – but I kept shaking my moneymaker – (I’m not saying it was pretty) – and I kept thinking Fred Astaire thoughts while living in a Fat Albert realilty.
I had fun.
Believe it or not – I had fun.
Moral of this story – be true to your own voice – but NEVER be afraid to try something that you haven’t ever done before.