This post is for Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writers Support Group (click the link for details on what that means and how to join. You will also find a list of bloggers signed up to the challenge that are worth checking out. The first Wednesday of every month, we all post our thoughts, fears or words of encouragement for fellow writers.
This month’s insecurity – Of all the genres you read and write, which is your favorite to write in and why?
That’s easy. I love reading thrillers but writing historical fiction. I enjoy the research that is fundamental to writing about history. I can lose hours–days–weeks even–delving into topics that would bore anyone else. Historical fiction is as much about the atmosphere and setting as the plot. You have to get those right or readers will leave. The time I spend doing that is as good as eating chocolate or watching Game of Thrones (well, except for those last few episodes. Not sure about those).
How about you?
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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice, a columnist for TeachHUB and NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, The Quest for Home, Fall 2019. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.