Ey Wade first caught my attention a couple years ago during one of the A to Z Challenges. Her blog posts hit controversial issues head on and always make for some interesting and thought-provoking reading. When you finish reading today's guest post make sure you go on over to visit her blog. And now I'm pleased to present Ey Wade.
Finding a Platform
I have (I think) finally found my writing platform. I have read a lot about the need of one and could never really figure out what to build on and now I know. After following a few articles from recommendations on Twitter I became aware of headlines which fit so well with manuscripts I have been working on. I found it amazing how close headlines fit to the works of the written word.
My platform is based on the premise life demands action. Whether it is nonfiction, YA depicting bullying and teen pregnancy, picture books teaching morals and life skills, or a novel making a statement will be the goal. There are many things happening in the world which ticks me the hell off. I, as a citizen in the ‘real’ world can’t change society with a flick of my hand, but my laptop keys can kick butt and change fallacies. I can write people to fulfill my dreams. I can have them do what needs to be done and get away with it.
Because I think a proven rapist (especially of a child) should be caught, then beaten to death on the spot and because I am tired of injustices in the judicial system where it seems sexual predators, pedophiles, and deviants have lenient sentences or get away with their crime I wrote the novel, The Fishing Trip, where the good guy is the grey matter. In The Fishing Trip a man named Durham takes revenge on all of the child molesters he in his town where perverts are prevalent. In the novel some of the most violent and horrendous acts on children are performed and the abusers face retribution. In my opinion anyone who has the sick mind to rape and/or commit other acts of violence on children, should just accept the fact they will die without a trial. I know it’s not as easy as black and white, but I bet if redemption fell hard on creeps like that, this sort of crime would end quickly, I'm just sayin'. There are other countries that don't play with this aspect of society. In the hope of helping people get to know my characters I developed a blog where I interview the characters from my books. THE FISHING TRIP @ In the Chair .
Come over and get to meet them.
My life demanding action platform (which must have been festering in my subconscious) caused me to write Beads on a String America's Racially Intertwined History. You can learn all about the reasons behind this enormous feat HERE.
The Perfect Solution which is discussed Here had the first characters to sit In the Chair . http://theinterviewedcharacter.blogspot.com
These are just a few of my steps unto my platform. I shall be polishing my words, strengthening my platform and building me a bookshelf. Because I shall write the best novels and I will need a place to put all my published books.
About the Author: I am a caged in frustrated author of thought provoking, mind bending e-books, an occasional step-in parent, a fountain of knowledge, and ready to share. Knowing me as a writer and author is like cracking an egg’s shell in the air and wondering how far the splatter will spread.
Web: Wade-In Publishing http://wade-inpublishing.com
Amazon US http://amzn.to/FishingT
Amazon UK http://amzn.to/FishingUK
What do you think about Ey's approach? Do you steer clear of controversy? Would you like to change the world with your writing? Have you decided what your writing platform should be?