I usually write science fiction or science fantasy when I write short stories. Even when I don’t, though, I like to have a message that will linger long after the story is forgotten. All three of my published novels are also science fantasy, though none left a single message.
I write when I am forced to do so. Either someone gives me an impossible subject to write about and I am compelled to write because I must do the impossible, or I write when I am overwhelmed with emotion that must released.
Or sometimes, I just write for money.
I write what is required, unless I write for myself.
I used to write poetry, but I think the internet has beaten it out of me.
@Nathaniel Hammel Many years ago, in the heady, early days of the blogosphere, I was part of a loose circle of writers who kept blogs and wrote as the inspiration struck. I found that by having this connection to others – getting their feedback, reading their writings – sparked a kind of creative energy. It was self-perpetuating. Now, everything is different and blogs are not what they once were. So I write here, not really expecting anything other than my 50 points.
So very true. It is even harder to earn these days, but for the most part I write for me, and I love Interactive story telling. I love to read, and am a publisher http://www.rhpinc.us if interested in looking at my site lol 🙂