From today, or rather from this blog, I would pick a word from each of the English alphabets, which reveals to readers, writers, publishers - everyone more of Kelvin. Trust me, it's gonna be really interesting. You get to know Kelvin personally. Good, right?
Well, without wasting much of your time, let's get started. I'll start with the first letter of the English alphabet. I will pick the first word that comes to my mind.
A is for Amanda Hocking. Most of you who've seen my posts on Kindleboards, Goodreads etc. may have noticed that I mentioned her name a couple of times. The interesting thing though is that I am not really a fan of hers. However, I admire her success and online personality. Truth be told, she may be different in person. Still, I love the Amanda Hocking online. Some writers read her success story, and say, "Hey, I'm going to do what she did and become a best-seller," but as she stated, most writers will not become so famous and rich, others will probably be more famous than her. I do agree with her 100%. The truth is most writers CAN be like her, but WON'T be. Too bad that's the way life goes :(
If you look at most famous writers/authors, they use an extra ingredient to make them stand out of the crowd of writers. Ernest Hemmingway used "Polysyndeton" in his writing; those who may be hearing this word for the first time, the word means the use of conjuctions in close successions. For example, replacing commas with the word "and".
J.K. R0wling was really, and I mean really with a big R, was really good in using backstory on her Harry Potter series. She covered every single detail in each book, and ended it very well. Her imagination was really wild. Come on, Albus Dumbledore, Severus Snape. Give her a bit of credit for her work.
Then comes Amanda Hocking, she is a really fast writer. I mean, really fast. As stated on her blog, she writes over 14 hours of the day. This really helped her in selling her books, or so I believe. For chrissake, 8 books released in a year. She was pretty fast.
The thing is, if a writer uses these ingredients, he/she would hardly make it. For example, if one uses Polysyndeton, writers and readers alike would think that the writer doesn't know much about the English language. In a nutshell, what works for others may not work for you.
In conclusion, I hope to be known for my books just like Amanda Hocking. However, I'm a realistic person and I know the chances of that happening :)
I hope you enjoyed the read. So sorry for the long post. Please, leave comments on below on your opinion to the above paragraphs.