I believe it makes a difference if we are personally invested in what we write about.
I don’t mean just as an author but as a human being. Find the “theme” or subject that moves you to happiness or breaks your heart.
When we bring our emotional input into a story, it can only enhance the emotion a reader will feel. As a reader, I can always feel when an author has put their emotions on the line for me.
And of course, this applies to all genres. In every good story, there is a moment that the author’s mask falls away and we see what they wrote in between the lines, so to speak.
Happy Veteran’s Day to all and Thank You to those who have served.
Hello. I am the author of the Historical Fiction novel called Mamie Garrison. It is a tale of slavery, abolition, romance and history, set in the years just prior to the Civil War. It is available on Kindle for .99 and on Kindle Unlimited; also in paperback. Mamie Garrison has a dual storyline. The present day story involves Bella and Andrew finding Mamie's journals. Their story includes romance and paranormal aspects. Mamie's story follows her adventures as an abolitionist through her journals. There are some mysteries as well as an unusual background in Mamie's life. I am 59 and married with one adult child and one grandchild. I have always enjoyed the written word and have been a voracious reader from my early youth. I am inspired by many authors in the historical fiction genre. I am also a lover of Russian literature, particularly Tolstoy and Doestoyefsky. I find great inspiration for creating characters by looking at the ones these two authors have created. There is such a depth to them. I have written for most of my life in one form or another. I have dabbled in poetry and songwriting, and have more started novels than finished ones. In my free time, I like reading, history and travel. I am interested in genealogy and working on my family tree. I live in the Midwest United States with my husband, Chris and my dog, Max.