Blogging #atozchallenge I is for Individuality

Blogging A to Z Challenge I is for Individuality

 

Individuality…we all have it, but do we all use it?  I direct this question to authors more than anyone else. Why, because as authors we can so easily fall into the trap of doing what everyone else has done. Or doing what has proven successful for someone else. It’s part of the author mentality. We start out being ourselves, then somewhere along the road a quest for success kicks in and we give in to emulating someone wh has been more successful than we have.

STOP IT …Right now. Whoever you think you might want to imitate, may be nowhere near as wonderful as you are. It could be that you’re the one destined to write the next Pulitzer Prize Winner…but it will never happen if you hide that individual talent in a look-alike of someone else.

If you give in and start following the pack, or in some cases just trying t blend into the pack, you will never be anything more than a copy. Copies are a dime a dozen, but an original is priceless. Be an original.

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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