Kristen Lamb has one of the most respected, award-winning writers blogs in the blogosphere. On occasion, I like to seek over to her blog and do a “Reblog” from one of her great posts. This particular blog is about Point of View (POV) which can be more difficult to keep consistent, or intriguing, when writing fiction or non-fiction then most writers know. I hope you enjoy her post, and I encourage you to follow her blog.
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If you are a writer who has a goal of selling books it is wise to remember that audiences are not static. They change. Their tastes change with the times and we need to understand what is “trending” if we want to connect and entertain. Many new writers look to the classics for inspiration and there isn’t anything per se wrong with that, but we must reinvent the classics, not regurgitate them.
Even if you look at the fashion trends, sure some styles “come back around” but they are not exact replicas of the past. They are a modernized version. But keep in mind that some fashion styles never come back. They’ve outlived their usefulness and belong in the past. Same with fiction.
Story trends and fashions change along with the audience. For instance, Moby Dick spends an excruciatingly long time…
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