Welcome to my blog! If you’ve just read “The Shelter” and clicked that little link in the back of the book it brought you here to my little home. Okay, so it’s not exactly my home — let’s say it’s my virtual home. Fair enough? Right. Here’s a little about me. I’m a writer. But you knew that already. Well, I’ve been writing since…since forever. For the past six years I’ve been working as a ghostwriter and before that I worked for newspapers, magazines and even wrote stage plays and scripts. I have a few awards under my belt and even did a stint at an advertising agency. It was quite an experience, I’ll say that much. For the past two years I’ve been preparing myself for the great leap into fiction writing on my terms. What does that mean? It means writing about things that matter to me without considering markets and trends. “The Shelter” is a short story prequel to a novel. The novel follows the life of a teen girl faced with poverty and societal collapse. No, this is not a YA novel. This book is written for adults. A matter of fact, I wouldn’t recommend that anyone under the age of 16 years old read the short story or the novel. I deal with strong themes and I don’t censor myself. While I personally have nothing against YA literature, I prefer to read books for adults even if they have teens or children as main characters.
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Wow! I have to say I am very surprised to find so many people downloading my short story The Shelter. It’s ranked #77 in the Amazon store as of this moment. So many told me that people didn’t like short stories that I just assumed only a handful would grab the story. I’m glad my assumption was wrong. Well, The Shelter is still
free for the rest of today if you want to grab a copy. The free promotion has ended. Feel free to sign up for updates on the novel here: https://sunhimistwalker.com/about/ The novel will follow Sunni Brown’s life from the age of fourteen. Well, I should get back to work. Have a great day everyone!
Wow, six days have passed since my last post here? Well, I’m still in editing hell for my novel; but I did receive my first scifi episode back from my beta reader. Yay! Hopefully, I will upload the first episode of the scifi series this week and make some significant progress on my novel. Wish me luck. Back to work!
It has been three years since I started writing my scifi series “After The Darkness” and I am finally finished with the first episode. It’s kind of embarrassing. Honestly. I mean I am a professional writer, so why has it taken me this long to take care of my business. And yes, taking care of my business means more than just ghostwriting for others so I can make a living. It means writing MY fiction so that I can make a life. I have won several awards for my fiction writing and I still have been putting off the big leap. No more. 2012 is my year to do great things in fiction. I have written the first episode of an ongoing scifi series and now I am working on editing my novel. But that’s not all. I am making a commitment to write at least four other works of fiction in addition to the novel and the series. I can do this. I did the calculations on my word count and in the past six years I have produced 21,000 words a week — at least — for clients. Why can’t I do that and more for myself? There is no reason why I can’t do it, that’s why I won’t have anymore excuses. I’m making that pledge today!
So I was looking through the web today and came across this article about writers being entitled little brats and this article about big banks censoring literature. And I just can’t remain silent for one moment longer.
My Thoughts On Censorship
Once we start telling people what they can and can’t write, we begin to limit creativity. We all have our opinions about what’s tasteful literature; but let’s face it…tasteful has an arbitrary definition. I’m sure some people might object to some of the themes I explore in my book(s); but I’m sure glad they can’t stop me from publishing it. But writer beware, there are some countries where writing can get you killed or banished if you’re not writing what those in powerful positions think you should write.
My Thoughts On Writer’s Entitlement
Writers have the right to be entitled. This idea that writers should work for nothing or just for pittance is absurd. The writer of this article compared writers to plumbers. But I bet you $100 he would never get a plumber to work for free…not even an apprentice plumber. So to all those who think we should do away with the writer’s right to get paid for copies of their work…I say shove it where the sun don’t shine. I’ll let Harlan Ellison speak on that subject…