BHS- Where you want to go, if you love to write!
It seems as if most authors are writing to become famous and to make money, rather than to simply get an idea out and write for the pleasure of storytelling. Time after time, most books I’ve read seem to follow a certain pattern. I have noticed that if a certain book does well, many other authors will attempt to mimic it. This pattern makes certain genres come in waves of popularity. An example of this is when The Hunger Games came out and did very well, with Divergent following closely after ( Divergent being a “mimic” of The Hunger Games), there were dozens upon dozens of books taking place in a dystopian, post apocalyptic setting. The problem with this is that firstly, not all authors can write a book in the 'trending’ genre well and readers such as I, who prefer stories of epic fantasy or something that isn’t 'trending', are stuck scrounging book review sites and libraries just to find one book to read. Not only this, but because most authors are writing simply to make money, when the 'trending' genre of my preference does come around the stories that come with it are not usually of the greatest quality. Sometimes the author is just palpably bad at writing, but I’ve noticed another pattern. Not only will authors try to mimic the latest highest grossing book but they will either try to mimic one that had done well in the past or try to be too original. The problem with this is that it can get horribly confusing and sometimes strange to the point of misunderstanding. An author should only write if their idea is bursting at the seams of their mind, a rocket ready to launch. Please,at least do it ( or refrain from doing it) for the sake of us bookworms.