Well, it’s happened.
I’ve bit the bullet.
I’ve created…a webpage.
According to some sources, having your own webpage is a step all writers should take. In fact, it’s recommended that writers become as visible as possible if they have any hope of gathering readers for their stories, thus creating as big of a fanbase as possible.
Get out there!
Yes, yes. It’s sound advice. But there’s just one little problem with it:
WRITERS AREN’T SOCIAL!
Well. Maybe not all of them. But with most writers I know (myself included), they prefer to sit quietly on the sidelines, simply observing. Listening to conversations. Gathering details. Not in a bad way, mind you. It’s more of a mental list we make of possible things to use in our writing later. It’s all rather objective.
My protagonist should do that!
Hey, that’s a good line!
Definitely don’t want my characters doing that!
Writers are observers by nature, and in order to do that properly, you’ll often find we’re quiet, curious creatures. We’re the introverts sitting in the coffee shop or the bookstore with a notebook or a laptop in front of us, most likely with earbuds in so no one will bother us while we try to figure out what to do for the next scene we’re working on. It’s the perfect excuse to be around coffee and/or books while ultimately avoiding human interaction.
Stop looking at me… *slurp*
But be all of that as it may, and while many writers tend to write only for themselves (and cringe at the possibility that another soul will see their words), writers create stories that are bursting from their hearts and minds because those are stories we want to share with the world.
Well. Maybe not the whole world right away, because that’s a stroke waiting to happen. But a handful of people to start, yes.
So. Hello, world. I’m here to share my stories, my thoughts, and probably pictures of my cats. Because why not.