Monday, December 15, 2014

Future Readers, This Week, FREE Writing Tips Book

Once our words are inked to paper, they continue to speak for generations to come. A writer has an infinite voice that travels through time, impacting those who wish to hear it. 

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Future Readers by J.Q. Rose
When I read Susan Hornbach's quote above, I got goose bumps. I've had my nose in my WIP trying to "fix" plot holes, enhance my characters, and decide on a satisfying ending to the story. I never thought about the longevity of my writing. Susan is correct. Whether our books are in print or e-books, once we as writers let them go, they are "out there" for the generations to read.

I doubt Shakespeare looked into the future and believed his plays would be performed in the 21st century. Do you think Mark Twain ever imagined folks would still be laughing at the shenanigans of Huckleberry Finn today? To think my great grandchildren, yet unborn, might pick up a book that I wrote boggles my mind. I'm sure they will be reading or listening on some contraption not yet invented. 

Have you ever thought about how your stories will impact both present and future readers? This question drives me to develop the best stories I can write and to believe in the message I am sending through my words. That's a whole lot of responsibility to shoulder. 

As we come to the close of this year, many of us choose goals for next year. Will you choose to write the best stories possible with messages that will resonate with generations to come? 

This Week:
Thursday, December 18--Romance and Mystery Authors on Writing has over 100 writing tips for you in The Insecure Writers' Support Group Guide to Publishing and Beyond. One of my tips on marketing is included.

I am giving the romance and mystery authors a break for the holidays. 
Romance and Mystery Authors on Writing series will resume January 9, 2015

We'll resume the series on January 8 when mystery author Sara-Jayne Townsend offers her writing tips and advice. Sara's newly released title, Dead Cool: A Shara Summers Mystery, is second in the series of the Shara Summers Mysteries. Find it at amazon, MuseItUp Publishing, and all major online sellers.

They were dying to be famous.
And someone was prepared to kill for it.

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Take a break during the holidays 
with this quirky, entertaining short story from J.Q. Rose.

The Good Neighbors.

The Good Neighbors
Jim and Gloria Hart, snowbirds from Michigan, always help out the neighbors in their Florida retirement community when asked. 
Who knew being good could turn out to be so bad? 


emaginette said...

Funny. I was reading Dickens a few years back and a girl (in the story) was winding a lock hair around her finger by the fire. I paused, realized time had gone by, and we still shared some habits today. The people suddenly seemed so much more real.

I loved it. I traveled through time. :-)

Anna from Shout with Emaginette

J.Q. Rose said...

Anna, that is a lovely way to look at it. Thanks for your comment.

Anonymous said...

That is a great quote. Thanks for sharing it.

J.Q. Rose said...

You are welcome, Susanne. I love sharing quotes that mean something to me, hoping the quote will grab another person.

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