Monday, December 15, 2008

Writing As Though My Life Depended On It

If the headline didn't tell you already, I'm an author. I write mysteries, suspense and action thrillers. Some set in present day, some in the future. So I suppose there's a little science fiction thrown into some of my writing as well.

At my agent's behest, I've joined the world of blogging. My take, at least my plan for my take, on what subjects I'll tackle is finding the mystery everywhere. Regular life can be dull -- I like to imagine what's really going on behind the closed doors and in people's minds.

I've been accused of having a dark worldview, and I suppose in some ways I do. But I believe that the human spirit wins out more often than not, and that everyone can make the choice to do right, make a difference, alter their life's path, if only they have the courage to do so.

I enjoy writing immensely -- it's one of the most satisfying things I've ever done, which is why I do it. My spouse will tell you I write like a fiend -- but I figure it's better to write like one than to be one. I have fiends in my novels, and while they did come out of my head, I'd rather leave them on the page and take them with me that way, than to live with them in my real life.

Of course, writing is my life, so perhaps I'm not as far removed from the fiends as I like to think. This blog may help me find that out. Hmmm...I wonder if this was such a wise idea?

Well, wise or not, here's hoping you enjoy my little part of the greater blog universe. Now, back to the thrill of taking an idea and making it come to life.

All the best,
C.W. Walker

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1 Comments:

Anonymous WKEverhart said...

Welcome to the blogosphere and congrats on that agent thing. All of us would-be writers want to be able to post a blog because our AGENT told us to! Very cool. As for the great mysteries of life, I wonder what's happening behind the closed doors of the Illinois Governor's mansion. Just saying. There are fiends everywhere. Some with good hair, some with too much hair, and some with no hair at all. Are your fiends hairy? :D

December 16, 2008 at 6:50 AM  

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