Sunday, January 31, 2010

Word wars, pages, and a thought about writing

Most people following my blog know what a Word War is, but just to make sure, I'm going to explain it.  A Word War is when a group of people get together for one hour(standard) or more, or less, so pretty much any amount of time to have a competition to see who can get the most points in the set time.  Whoever wins, well, is the fastest writer.  So, why have I mentioned this?  I will be hosting some Word Wars every once in a while, hopefully frequently, for you guys and for myself.  Also if you have noticed, one of my pages(explained a little later in this post) is titled "Word War Archives", on those pages I will be posting the winners of past Word Wars winners and their totals. 

Secondly, I have recently discovered the way to put more pages on the blog.  If you see directly below my banner, it should have about four links to 'The Narrowing Road', 'Word War Archives', 'Writing Excerpts and Poems', and ' Book Reviews'.  They are pretty self explanatory and The Narrowing Road is just a link to the main blog.  To do this, go to http://draft.blogger.com/home then go to 'new post', and then, on the right, next to 'edit posts' should say, 'edit pages', after that, I think you can figure it out.  So yeah, that's a useful tool methinks.

And, lastly, a writing thought, I say thought because I myself am still just a beginning writer and I'm curious to know your thoughts as well.  So this is simply a thought about writing.  According to some statistics from a website(I forget which) Christian Fantasy is not a top genre on the market.  As in, the general public of buying readers are not purchasing Christian Fantasy(or secular fantasy for that matter), which is pretty sad I think.  Because that means that it will be harder to get my book accepted by publishers.  So that is disheartening.  But I believe that if the Lord has called you to write Christian Fantasy you will, by whatever means He has set in motion, get your book into the hands of the public, because the Lord is in control, nothing changes that.  So, those are my thoughts on the market right now, feel free to comment on what you think. 

7 comments:

Millardthemk said...

I whole heartedly agree with the bottom of the post. And..I would be honored to cross swords with fellow writers in a dual :) Sounds like this will be a happening place :D

Seth said...

Thank you Millard! I hope this is a 'happening place' lol.

Storyteller said...

I have also heard that the Christian Fantasy genre does not sell well. But I believe you have the right attitude; God can use whatever you give Him.

Madeline said...

What about a Christian fantasy/hist. fic. hybrid?? (oo) I am thinking aboot something like that myself. Nice blog, Seth!

Jacob R Parker said...

Correct, Seth. Christian Fantasy is a struggling genre at this point. For the most part, people don't buy it and publishers don't publish it. Secular fantasy, on the other hand, is selling EXTREMELY well, and growing all the time. The trick at this point is figuring out how to get Christian fantasy into the hands of all those fantasy fans. I think somebody in our generation will break through and sell well, and that will open things up for other Christian fantasy authors out there.

Seth said...

Agreed on all those points,
I believe someone in our generation will as well. And, yes, now that I think about it, secular fantasy is doing pretty well.

EaglesWings said...

a word war sounds fun...also it would be a good way for peoples to work on their books