Tuesday, March 13, 2012

response to 13 blog ideas

As a writer, I think that this subject is very important to all of us. Using a blog to give background information on your novel is a good way to get the audience engaged into your novels as well as keeping them interested if you were to be writing a trilogy. An example of an author doing something similar is J.K. Rowling announcing Pottermore. This not only gives more information on the story but it requires the reader in order to continue the story



  1. As a Pottermaniac, I cant wait for April. I thik Pottermore is a great example of expanding one's audience and keeping them interested. Rowling really cares about her readers and wants to give back to them the joy she has received from getting published (and making a living). Great marketing.

  2. I'm really interested in the "story-behind-the-story" of popular texts. When I find a text that I love, such as the 1994 film "The Crow" and it speaks to me, I want to know as much as humanly possibly about the creative process. After watching the film I sought out the graphic novel, and found a series of interviews with the series creator, James O'Barr. He revealed the inspiration for his magnum opus came from a girlfriend who was lost to a car accident, and that his entire descent into the subterranean Underworld environment with the Crow served as a coping mechanism for his grief and helped him to understand and accept his loss. Additionally, I located a bunch of authors who wrote short stories and novels that utilized the Crow mythos-- among them, author Poppy Z. Brite, whose work "The Crow: Lazarus Heart" / a Crow story about a Transgender woman who was thought to be murdered by her lover-- was translated into the film The Crow: City of Angels. Any author who is willing to unpretentiously reveal the sources of their inspiration and detail the creative process has my respect and interest.

  3. I love The Crow! I haven't read the graphic novel, but the film is a favorite; is it true to the James O'Barr text?