Someone, somewhere, sometime is going to ask me why I write. Why would they care? Because people since time immemorial have been curious about what makes other people, especial creative people, do what they do.
Charles J Deguara (http://authorspromoter.com/why-writers-write/ ) took a stab at this question by asking one-hundred published authors this question and writing down their answers. As one may imagine the answers varied all over the board ranging from a high of fifteen percent for personal expression, to two percent lows for motivations like entertainment, curiosity, circumstances and immortality. Looking at the spread, as well as the specific comments from published authors shared by Mr. Deguara is enlightening, especially for a new author like me.
For me, I’ve written through the years to satisfy my imagination. That’s right! I’m part of the eight percent who are driven by imagination, and also part of the thirteen percent that are driven by need…the “have to” necessary to satisfy the demands of that imagination. While I have always lived in reality, I have always found it to be over-rated; demanding, lack-luster and boring. The worlds that could be visualized in the mind’s eye were, by contrast, vividly colorful, interesting and uncomplicated by the demands of others; also, perhaps a little dangerous. The alternative reality in my mind’s imagination could be controlled and manipulated as I wished. An only child with no near neighbors, my imagination created play environments, and created toys from lumber and spare parts to use in them. As I grew older, books became the major exercise for my imagination. In college, writing became another creative exercise and Later, my career would exercise my imagination thorough both writing and by providing hundreds of creative problem solving opportunities. So it was natural, when I retired from my day job…to write.
Everyone has a story and an opinion about their motivation to read or to write. What’s yours? I’d love to hear it!
Clabe Polk is into a second career as a fiction author. He has taken more than thirty-seven years of professional managerial experience, scientific background, a lifetime of practical skills, his love of reading, research and writing and combined them into action stories about real people told in a tongue-in-cheek style all his own.
See the books Clabe has reviewed on Pinterest. Buy them through their purchase links!
eLibrary - Free for addition of one's own e-books. eBooks rating. Free eBooks. Directory of most eBooks, sold in the Internet. You can quickly find the ebook of your interest on this site, read a review, made by those, who have read the ebook.
Authors need reviews!
Need reviews? I will provide a FREE honest review for 4-6 fiction books each month from specified genre. Reviews are always FREE, I read the following genre: mystery, crime, and science fiction/fantasy only. No romance, young adult, religious or erotica. As a lifelong reader I do not care for serial series books; I will accept them, but I will review them based on my satisfaction with only the story contained in the volume I reviewed.
Reviews will be posted on your choice of Amazon or Smashwords, Goodreads and Library Thing, Barnes & Noble and/or Kobo. In addition, I will post the reviews on this site, on my Tumblr site and my Pinterest Blog Review Board. My reviews also appear in the Midwest Book Review, Polk's Bookshelf, during the following month.
Please contact me by using the Book Review Request Form link above providing all the requested information.
Guest bloggers are welcome here! Additional exposure can only help you sell books and get you better known as an author. Would you like to write about your book or series, your inspiration, your experiences as a author or things you have found to be helpful as an author? If so, contact me at CPolk625@gmail.com attaching a copy of what you would like to like to post (preferably in .DOC or .DOCX format). We're all learning together, so give it a try!
We would like to be fair and help everyone as much as possible.
The same rules apply to guest blogs as to review requests. No erotica or porno, no gratuitous bad language, no overtly religious books or messages, nothing negative, detrimental, derogatory or prejudicial toward any ethnic or social group, race or organization of any kind or toward any other author, writer or their works will be allowed.
While I normally do not review romance, youth or young adult books for review, I will accept guest blog pieces from their authors for promotion purposes as long as the proposed post is consistent with the other rules.
When your guest blog appears links will be posted to your author and/or book sites and/or at least one book purchase site. Please place a back link to this site on the URLs that we publish wherever possible.
The CPMA Book Review Blog is growing and would like to expand into other genre to better serve author needs. We need new honest reviewers who are interested in reading and writing 200-400 word reviews with Star ratings for various books in accordance with simple review guidelines typically within thirty days of assignment. .
If you are interested, please see the guidelines on the Review Forms Page.
Link to Goodkindles Free ebooks, bargain kindle books. Book promotion site for authors