Hello readers! We’re back to post Bloganuary #8 on time!
So here is the next installment. Day 8:
Day 8: What do you like most about your writing?
Jayden: I think the thing that I’ve been complimented on the most about my writing is my dialogue. It’s very natural. (I worry that too many of my characters have the same voice, but since I mostly write first person, that’s not really that big of a problem.) Is that what I like the most about it? I guess so?
I think what I like the most, really, is how easily it comes to me most of the time. I just…write. I wish I had a formula that I could give to others on how to get the stories to come out, but I don’t. The stories come to my mind all the time, even when I’m not writing, and it’s nice when I get to sit down and flesh them out. Sometimes they go nowhere, but I often stumble upon something that usually comes to about novella length. I don’t write an outline. I don’t know my ending going into it. And yet, somehow it usually comes out to have the right amount of climax (ha) and storyline. I don’t know how I do it, but I envy those who can piece together a story from different scenes and ideas, people who can write an outline and actually write to it, people who can go back into a story and give it fuller details and more events. (I tried that last one once and it was an unmitigated disaster. I was also really young. Not even 20 yet.) In any case, that’s what I like about my writing, but I do think the grass is always greener on the other side.
Richard: I don’t like anything about my writing. Under duress, I’m going to go with humor. I feel like a lot of writers feel too desperate in their jokes. Too often, I feel like I can hear the author going, “you get it?” after a character tries to land a joke. I think my humor is very understated. It’s fun when it hits, and if it doesn’t the story just keeps flowing.
Jayden: I knew that’s what Richard was going to say as soon as I read the prompt, haha. We tease him sometimes that he doesn’t like anything, period. (It’s not true. One day he listed a whole bunch of things he likes. Snuggles was #1.) But when it comes to his writing, I really like his creativity. He has fascinating stories that often involve magic or other supernatural type things that I could never dream up in 1000 years. I love reading it and see where his creative mind takes his readers.
Yes, you read that right, because believe it or not, smut is not his primary genre. He writes damn good smut, though, which is why I brought him on as a co-blogger. What I love most about his smut writing is that I can so often see the little bits of himself that he puts into his characters. It’s fun to imagine, and he writes so well that I can feel that even on a first draft. Now we get to see if he’ll let me say this many good things about him in public. 😉