What is a writer? A writer is someone who likes or loves to write. We all have to write something at some time in our lives whether in school, work such as email, social media, or text messages. But a writer wants to write a creation. They want to write a book, a poem, a song, a movie, a journal, a recipe book, a memoir, a play, etc.. A writer has an internal craving to write whether they make money or not. If they can make money, even the better. But the theme of "Starving Artist" is not just something made up. It is very difficult for creatives to sell their work. It is very difficult to find their audience sometimes. But when it all comes together (the writer and the audience) and the two like each other, it's magic. There is a creativity part of the writing and there is a process and formula to writing. The creativity is what makes the writing original and the process/formula is what makes it marketable. When ready to write for profit, a writer must know their target audience. Once they know their target audience, they must be able to market their work and not just create it. Thus, the writer wears many hats.
- I have always enjoyed studying ancient cultures, legends, folklore and mythology and have observed that most ancient stories are very similar across all cultures including stories of floods and giants and little people. I visit many of the places I write about. The cover art of many of my books includes my own photography with some imagery illustrated into the photograph.