Sunday, April 24, 2011

April Showers Bring May Construction...

I've been reading a bit lately about blogs/Twitter, etc, and how to understand where one's market is. As a result, this blog will be undergoing some changes. Up until now I've tried to keep my focus on writing about writing. I've come to realize though that when I get around to publishing my novel I want to already have an audience. And to build the proper audience for the type of fiction I write I need to alter the content of my posts.

This means a couple things: I'm going to be experimenting with the content I write here, changing it around from time to time. I may also ask for input as to what you, as my audience, would like from me.

Here's what I know: my fiction will fall into the contemporary/literary fiction genre. To be a bit more specific, if you like a good human interest tale, this is where I fit in. Maybe Richard Paul Evans with more depth and (hopefully) better prose. More like Frank Conroy or Ernest J. Gaines, I suppose. Run a parental alienation theme through it and you have my first novel, tentatively entitled, A Father Erased.

Anyway, I just wanted to inform you, dear reader, of my aim and intentions with this blog and hope you come along and enjoy the ride. As always, thanks for reading.

3 comments:

Keri Knutson said...

About blog writing, I've heard people say, "Write what you want to read," and in the opposite direction, "Don't just write about what interests you, reach out to your readers." I think fiction writers who are blog writers also get the added responsibility of showcasing their writing. Tall order!

One of the great things about blogging, though, is you have a chance to constantly reinvent and experiment.

David R. Matteri said...

I enjoy reading what you have to say, Chris, and I look forward to reading more!

Chris Hunt said...

Keri, I couldn't agree more. And I have also been thinking about doing something like "Fiction Fridays," wherein I post a portion of my work-in-progress.

David, thanks for the kind words.