Sunday, July 13, 2014

Writing the Book You Were Meant to Write

When I go to my local bookstore, it's always fun when I stumble across books written by people that I know, and especially my fellow MiG Writers. On my most recent trip to Chapters-Indigo, I came across these:

Don't they look amazing? I'm so proud of MiG Writers Susan Laidlaw and Christina Farley, because I have an inkling of all the hard work that went into these books. I'm still on the lookout for Carmella Van Vleet's ELIZA BING IS (NOT) A BIG, FAT QUITTER , which I haven't seen in any of my area stores yet.

I read drafts of all three of these books before they got published and I'm re-reading them now that they're all nicely bound and polished. It's really an education to have the opportunity to do this. I'm learning so much from them!

In each of these novels, the writing has so much confidence and personality, but they are all unique. Each one reflects the personality of its author (from what I know of their personalities).

It reminds me again that every writer needs to write the book they are meant to write, and not worry about trying to write like someone else or follow a trend. Stories are all different, just like their authors. That's what makes them so wonderful.