Friday, September 30
I Can't Write That !
I'm sure we've all heard the advice, "Write the kind of books you'd like to read." I agree with that. To a certain extent. My favorite books of all time are time travels. When I browse the shelves, if it's a time travel, it's sold. Here's the thing. I wouldn't be able to write one to save my life. Why? I HATE RESEARCH!
Sure,there are some things I don't mind researching. Lost societies, Egyptian tombs, ancient mysteries. My fave is what's really at the top of Mount Sinai? Did someone actually find Noah's ark? If not, why are a lot of the photos classified? There have to be unanswered questions. But things that have no mystery to them, like the history of Louisiana,is a snooze fest for me.
In historic and time travel romance, an author can have every historical fact wrong, and I would never know. An author once said that she hated the movie, Braveheart because the history was so inaccurate. I loved that movie. Probably would love it had it been a book. It's why I don't write anything that requires a lot of research. I'd get bored. Some authors love research, and that's cool. But give me a good story and hey, I'm all yours!