What does an author have to offer?
Good question. I guess it depends on what the reader is looking for. Of course, that’s different for everyone. Some readers love romance. Others are hard-core sci-fi, fantasy or horror fans. Mystery grabs many readers’ attention, while graphic novels are being slowly digested by the thousands. Readers are diverse and story-tellers need to have a wide assortment of books to meet their appetites. So authors offer what they know. It’s as simple and as complex as that.
Sometimes authors dip into their past lives and pull out nuggets of wisdom. Some delve into the unknown. Others shine light into subjects so dark and ominous it forces people to look at things differently. Authors experiment constantly – ‘what if’ becomes their staple thought, the start to a good story or the birth of an unforgettable character. Observation becomes the writer’s super power and sometimes their kryptonite.
So what do I, as an author, have to offer?
That’s easy. The sum total of my experiences presented through my imagination.