Monday, 2 May 2016

Writing - The authors' responsibilities

If readers are unsure about the level of responsibility authors have for their creations they need to check out the following:-

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J K Rowling

On the 18th anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts she tweeted her apologies for killing the former Defence Against the Dark Arts professor. She also has recently revealed that she had no intention of killing off Remus Lupin.

Is it quaint or undoubtedly necessary that a writer takes this step? Well another writer recently said that writers' block is when the characters stop talking to you. The clues are all there - a writer creates a 2D character with 3D aspirations. I have often told people who have asked that the characters take hold of the stories I write and push them in the direction they want them to go.

Check out what I mean .

December 2015

 My hero was created post recession and so has no concept of how 'good' things were pre-2008. In 'I Have To Get It Right' when he began to flex his muscles he was working in an accountant's office. Then after the Gurentai took him under their wing and removed all of his financial worries, it was justice that was his major concern. He did become involved in international relations in 'The 51st State' but it was for the maintenance of a respectful distance between countries, rather than economic reasons. His trips into the USA had repercussions which can be read about in 'The Biter Bit' but then by the time things began to change in 2011 and the recession was really biting, Steele was trying to make sense of the state of the nation in 'A Changed Reality' and coming up against some really nasty people taking advantage of the shortage of money. By the time the USA are out of their recession Steele's steps are still being dogged by an unknown enemy from the same country. In 'Inceptus' we also find out more about what makes the man tick. The most recent Steele book 'Castled' where Steele is once again at risk from unseen enemies. It would seem that he has become quite recession proof!
The most recent addition to the Steele family is Earth plc in which our hero is concerned with political and emotional issues in this crime fighting adventure.

All books are available in paperback or ebook through Amazon, Smashwords and all good book shop websites.

This is a dystopian story that hinges directly on the state of the nation as a result of fiscal mismanagement. Having said that it is more a story of human relations, privations, love and loss.

Poetry - there are also two thoughtful collections of poetry available solely through Amazon.


God Bless