Thursday Thoughts: Universal Words

There’s a piece of advice that’s floated around the writing world for as long as I can remember, and since I’m older than dirt, that’s like…forever. Write what you know. Technically, that’s good advice. But that can also be a little boring. That would mean only astrophysicists or astronauts could write Science Fiction. And cops, lawyers, soldiers, and doctors would be the only ones to write fiction in those areas. It’s called fiction for a reason, people! That said, I do believe that writers should fully research their subject matter. Not a cop but want to write a police procedural? Do your research. Military thrille? Get to know the military. They do things differently than us civilians. Trust me! Paranormal and fantasy? Don’t even get me started there! LOL All that said, though, the Universe has my final bit of advice. 

When it comes to the words you choose, Silver, whether in your mind or amongst friends, let them be of what you like and love.

What you care about and cherish.

What makes you happy.

What gives you wings.

What makes you dream.

And very little else.

You make me happy,

The Universe

Everyone here, Silver, knows about you and I.

Love you too, Big U! And I love writing in all my various genres because I hold those genres with true affection in my heart. I’ll close with this last bit of wisdom: Write what you read. Think about that, writers. It’ll make sense if it doesn’t already. Readers, your question today is “What do you love to read?”


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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4 Responses to Thursday Thoughts: Universal Words

  1. Latesha B. says:

    Love this tidbit. Love to read a little bit of most everything, especially romance, mystery and thrillers. You keep writing, Silver, and I’ll keep reading.

  2. Gah, I totally missed this yesterday. But then again, I thought yesterday was Friday. I’m so screwed up.

    My god, if I only wrote what I knew, it would be super boring. But what I write, I know in my heart, so it’s all good. And the research comes in handy. ;o) As for writing what I read, that’s why my books are all over the genre spectrum. I read everything. The only thing I read that I don’t write is science fiction, and that’s because I don’t know the science well enough to fake it. Maybe someday, though. I’m not counting that out. ;o)

    Keep writing what you write. I’ll keep reading it. Cuz whether you ‘know’ it or not, you know it. Ya know?

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