Some writers write what is in their heart and therefore their main focus is to write stories that they want to write. But other writers only write what they think will sell.
I am a writer who writes from my heart. That doesn't mean I don't consider my readers when I write these stories. Quite the opposite: my readers are my pivotal focus. But I think writing from the heart is far easier than writing what I think will sell.
There are two main reasons for this:
- I don't have any experience of writing sci-fi, paranormal romance or dystopia because I don't read these sort of books.
- I am not about to start chasing the trends on the off chance I may get rich, famous or hugely successful. Again there are two main reasons for this. Number one: I am never, ever that lucky and number two by the time I have written books in these genres another genre will be hot. I figure I may as well stick to what I know I write well.
This isn't always literal of course. Writers could just write fiction with only a vague element of truth but their stories often come through from some sort of life experience.
What do you think? Are you a writer who writes from their heart?