Tanya’s Blogging Insights NF 6-27-2022


Today our fantastic hostess, Tanya, brings us the following quote by one of the masters of scary, strange fiction – Dean Koontz.



I won’t disagree.  That’s another “well, YEAH” quote.  Writing well is subjective as well, and some real stinker-roos (IMO) have made it to the New York Times Best Seller List (my opinion).  Some other books which I found to be gems, did not get that ultimate prize of fame, fortune and being able to say one is a REAL writer.

Can anyone even define what a ‘writer” is?   So many variations, so many hats.  Some good, some mediocre at best and some awful.  It’s all in the eye of the beholder.

I will grant that until someone starts actually writing something, they’ll never know that satisfaction either.   That’s the part where I thought  “well DOH 🤨😑🙄😳🤐 “..  Writing is heavy duty lifting and it also ought to (IMO) contain a grain or two (or more) of talent in it somewhere, or someone could turn out large door stop sized books and be drier than dust and boring to read.  

One has to decide if they want or can do a job that hard.  Most of us can’t, so we find our niche or level of acceptable writing and are content enough with that.    But I still want Stephen King or Dean Koontz’ paychecks.   That would be my version of the real prize, after knowing you could and you did.

8 thoughts on “Tanya’s Blogging Insights NF 6-27-2022

  1. It’s surprising how little writers — even best-selling writers — make from their books. Unless they get turned into a TV show or movie, they can’t give up their day jobs. I have two friends who have had best-sellers — and they get pennies back. That’s the thing about having a publishing contract. THEY keep they money. For every dollar they make, you’re lucky if you get a few pennies,

    Writers like King manage their publications. You can’t just be a good writer anymore. You also have to be a good lawyer and a good accountant, too. It all added up to why I didn’t bother writing another book. Not worth the time and effort.

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    1. I’ve heard that same thing about most of the arts – certainly for actors and musicians. They rarely ‘own’ their own work. Thanks for the info! 🙂


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