Memories And Time – The Beginning Of A New Approach
All we are is memories and time.
Think about that for a moment while I explain a different approach I am taking with some of my writing.
I’ve tried for decades to deal with deep issues … serious things … in the context of my main fiction genre, thrillers. I put the thoughts — and often a lot of factual research — into the mouths and minds of my characters.
I’ve been criticized for doing this in a thriller. In the past, I have responded that lots of people read genre fiction who would not read a “serious” work.
Well, I am now starting to believe that my critics were right.
People read thrillers for the action and a veneer of ethics/morality/serious thought. I put too much of the latter in my books … more than a veneer … and the words get in the way of the action.
What’s more, I always end up having to edit away about half of what about the serious things … just to try and keep the thriller elements moving … but often, even that half is too much.
So, a new blog: Memories and Time.
This might be the answer … composed mostly of short pieces posted frequently …
But I may also dig out the longer versions of pieces I did on consciousness, ethics, evil, etc … and make those posts as well. Perhaps this will become a book.
Please let me know what you think. lperdue (AT) ideaworx.com.