GET TO KNOW ME
GET TO KNOW ME
Hi, It's Joe Dunne Thanks for visiting my website, I hope my writing will provide some entertainment and leisure time distraction in your busy lives.
Short stories are becoming very popular and mine range from reality to cartoonish and from fantasy to thought provoking tales.
Most are fiction but some have a solid base in some historical event. All in all I try to vary the theme of each story for variety and reading pleasure.
I hope you enjoy the sample here on my site and if so let me know and I'll advise you of when the book titled,
Short stories 1 To 40. will be published.
Thanks again. Joe.
PS, More about my book the Fadreen later, still re-writing it.
I’m going to be frowned upon by right off the start with my opening statement but it might help someone to get started in writing, because down the years when I thought about writing I was put off for two critical reasons.
Reason (1) “They say, “To be a successful writer you must read and read vigorously and passionately.” They pound it into you, “Never stop reading.” Well some people are just not readers.
Are they, (the experts) saying that you should read other people’s work so that you can steal their ideas and plagiarize their work? or just get ideas for your own work? That’s what it sounds like to me. But what do I know? I’ve never had anything published but I’ve had a bunch of people read my short stories and make comments like, “Very original, Thought provoking, Hilarious, Sad, I cried my eyes out, Fantastic, don’t stop writing you have a brilliant imagination, where did you come up with that?”
Am I blowing my own trumpet? Not at all. I’m saying, “Don’t be like me and blow off your passion because some “expert” (who probably never had a book published) frowns on you for not meeting their misguided preconditions.
The second thing they say is, “Write about the things you know about.” What? How ridicules is that? In my opinion that puts a massive restriction on your writing. Me? I write about things I know nothing about preferring to use my imagination and a lifetime of experience travelling and working with an abundance of characters in a multitude of jobs and careers. But then some of my stuff is pure fantasy. Would my writing benefit enormously from having read a mountain of books? Undoubtedly, but I’m just not a reader.
I listened to these experts and it put me off writing until recently when I retired and said, “To hell with it, I’m going to start writing, forget the judgment by the experts. I’m not going to be put off doing something that I love to do because of some unfounded conditions.”Listen to your passion; use your own imagination, write, do your own thing and good luck to you.