So I think I shall give it a try as soon as I finish my edits for Amesâ€“man is she rough when she reads somethingâ€“who does she think she is, expecting it to end, I mean câ€™monâ€¦â€¦â€¦. 🙂
The above is from Denise’s blog post today over at SFC (and if you write for Har/Sil go weigh in!).
Cuz I’m gonna weigh in on this comment here, yes I am.
Starbucks is to great coffee as McDonalds is to fast food.Â If I say Jack in the Box, you’re thinking burgers.Â If I say Steak n Shake, you’re thinking shakes.Â If I say, San Antonio, you’re thinking Alamo.Â Windows is Bill Gates, Chevy IS the heartbeat of America.Â And on and on and on…..
Yes I am rough and I’ll tell you why–YOU ARE WHAT YOU PRODUCE!
Every book you put out there has your name on it.Â That’s your brand, and your name eventually becomes synonymous with your work–good, bad, edgy, hot, sexy, bdsm, m/m, f/f etc etc etc.Â You ARE a product.Â Now what do you want people to think of when they see your name on a book? Think about it.Â I’ll wait.
Ok… do you get it now?
And for the rest of you, what writers do you equate with what feeling or genre or well you get the picture.
I’ll go first–Kay Hooper is her Bishop/Special Crimes unit.Â (or if you want to be a little more generic, paranormal suspense).