Bookish Blatherings #22: If You Wrote a Book, What Would It Be About?

Posted June 11th, 2015 in Bookish Blatherings, My Features / 36 comments

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Welcome to Bookish Blatherings, a Bad Bird Reads feature where I ramble about bookish or bloggerish things and hopefully you will join in on the discussion.

As some of you know, I’m a writer. I have a few short stories published, one book self-published that I co-wrote with someone else, and another one I have been sitting on for 3 years because it’s my baby and it is never good enough. I changed my name for the book I published because I wanted my blog and writing to be in different worlds. Writing is a hobby for me at this time. I was thinking about my ‘book baby’ (the unpublished one) today. It’s THE book I wanted to write since I became a reader. It’s THE book I wanted to write to make THE perfect book for me. The kind of book that is so me in every way. My ideal genre, characters, and so on.

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My book baby is an urban fantasy and has a lot of supernaturals in it: vampires, werewolves, fae, shapeshifters, and a supernatural race I created. It’s dark and the main character is definitely not perfect. She was a ‘bad guy’ at one time but is learning to be good. And there is humor, lots of weird humor. More for a new adult/adult audience.

As I was pondering my book, I was wondering if any of you ever wanted to write a book (or if you actually have). And even if you never plan to write a book, what would your perfect book be about? Would it be paranormal, contemporary, romance, erotica, or young adult? What would the main character be like? Would it be serious or funny? The list is endless. I want to know…

If you were going to write a book to fit your reading prefernces perfectly, what kind of book would you write and what would it be about?

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36 Responses to “Bookish Blatherings #22: If You Wrote a Book, What Would It Be About?”

  1. Red Iza

    I’m an avid reader, always been, but strangely enough, I only wrote a short text once. I had a sort of flash one evening coming back home, went straight to my computer and wrote it then polished it. There wasn’t any character in it, it was a kind of paranormal/new age thingy about doors opening into another dimension. I lost it since and it only happened once. But I do see myself more as an illustrator – I’d love to draw/paint… stuff. I’m not being very clear, lol 😉 My youngest daughter wants to be a writer, though, she has already written short stories about witches and paranormal 🙂

    • Jennifer Bielman

      That’s awesome. You should try your hand at illustration. How old is your daughter?

  2. Caro @ The Book Rogue

    You have to whisper me the name you published under. Maybe in a Twitter PM oder on Facebook? I’d love to read your stories! =)

    I write, too. Have since I was twelve or something, I can’t remember exactly. But I never finished anything, because there’s just too many ideas swarming in my head, and while I always got okay chracters, a beginning and an ending, and some key scenes, I’m just no good with the middle part where I have to get from A to B. x)
    I’ve always written the more steamy stuff, so at least NA if not adult. I started out with paranormal (vamps, werewolves, angels — I love soul mates and reincarnation), but I also started something contemporary with ex-militaries a while ago. And well… I write whenever some muse hits me. And maybe one day, I’ll get something done. x)

    • Jennifer Bielman

      Yeah, the middle of the book is hard, because that’s where it can get boring. That’s cool that you just let your imagination fly. Sometimes it’s nice to have no timeline.

  3. Bieke @ Istyria book blog

    I’m actually about to finish the first draft of my first book! It’s a YA fantasy, first in a series. 🙂 Next to that I have two other projects waiting too. One is a YA contemporary partly based on events of my own life and the other one is a paranormal revenge story. 🙂

  4. Ashley

    Sadly, I don’t really see myself writing a book. But if I WERE to write one, it would probably be some kind of lovey dovey contemporary romance that was massively based off of my own life/experiences because that’s what I know, haha.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      I would love to read a book on your life, it is pretty fascinating and dreamy

  5. Lekeisha

    I’ve always thought about writing, but have never took that big leap. My book would be something Contemporary with undertones of romance or social issues. I don’t know why, but I am always looking for “that” book that makes me feel like I’m the character. Sure, I relate to a lot of books, but I want one that will have me front and center. Impossible right? Well, I know that in order to get a book like that, I’d have to write it myself. I wouldn’t use my name and you’d never know that it was mine if I didn’t tell you.

  6. kindlemom1

    I love that you have a baby and are fine tuning it! I would love to write, I have since I was little but sadly, I’m not very good at it. I come up with fabulous ideas but I just never can fully execute them. I always have wonderful beginnings, okay middles and dismal at best, endings, if, I can even think of an ending. Needless to say, I don’t have a lot of talent in the writing department. I envy those that do!

    • Jennifer Bielman

      You should take a class or two to hone your skills. It worked for me.

  7. Melliane

    Ah I tried to write but I don’t have a good imagination, I would love to do a UF one or a chick-lit one but in the end I think I would need more than that.

  8. Braine Talk Supe

    First of all, your book, will you let me read parts of it? It sounds great!

    My Book: I don’t think I can write a story in the first place, but if I have the skills necessary to pen one, I think it’ll be some sort of cross-genre and definitely contemporary. Maybe it’ll be literary/fiction-Women’s fiction. They say write what you know and at this point, I only know my life lol.

    However, if I were to write fantasy, I will base it on my home country’s myth. Mix it with some modern urban legends (from my home country still) and I think I’ll have something unique.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      I might post an excerpt one day. 🙂

      I love the sound of your possible fantasy book!

  9. andrea heltsley

    I love this post!!! That’s awesome that you posted about your book! I am such an avid blogger, but I am actually a writer too, 7 and counting. I write what I love, mostly new adult paranormal romance. It has to have a supernatural element to it and lots of swoon-worthy moments. I like happy endings too. They are essential. I MAY like to leave cliffhangers and really like love triangles. Okay, that is all. Thanks for sharing!

    • Jennifer Bielman

      I could never write a cliffhanger because they kill me!!! lol. But a NA PNR sounds awesome.

  10. Melissa (My words and pages)

    I’ve been working on a few books that I’ve not finished the rewrites or edits on. But they are steampunk, fantasy, and…believe it or not, a Hallmark style Christmas story! That’s the one that surprised me. lol.

  11. Jaclyn Canada

    I’ve never considered myself a writer. I’m definitely better at proof-reading. I would think if I had a book inside me to be written, it would need fae, dragons, and other supernatural goodies. It would definitely have to be paranormal or urban fantasy. I’d have that awesome best friend that’s snarky and complements the heroine. The protagonist would have to show a lot of character growth and develop into a badass. It would absolutely have to have snark and witty banter as well as one hell of an evil villain. I wouldn’t go for a love triangle, but a love interest that clashes with her at first and is drool-worthy book boyfriend material. I’m sure yours is going to turn out fantastic when you finally call your book baby finished enough to be devoured by the public.

  12. Angel

    I’m actually planning this YA fantasy/dystopian-ish book! It’s set in my country, the Philippines. I’m really excited to plan everything because I would add my country’s culture in my story.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      That sounds awesome! Almost half my family is Filipino so I know the country would be an interesting setting.

  13. Brandi Breathes Books

    I’ve written two, one about a girl in a rough relationship and another about a girl who wakes from a coma after months. Both are old topics I know but wrote them 4 yrs ago

  14. kimbacaffeinate

    Not planning on it, but if I did a twisted thriller with pov of killer to be sure. UF would be fun too. For now I will continue to read everything I can.

  15. Olivia Roach

    I am actually writing that book right now! I am someone who is writing a YA about sweat shops. That matters a lot to me because I really like reading books about meaningful subjects that have a moral message as well.

  16. Christy

    I love a character who is bad trying to be … not so bad. lol. I used to play around with writing children books when I was much younger, but … meh. I’ve had story ideas and dreams of ideas, but haven’t truly felt the urge to actually write a book. I’d never tell anyone if I did anyway. 😉

    • Jennifer Bielman

      LOL, yeah, my books are going to be under a different name so I can keep it a little bit of a secret.

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