Keep Most of it To Themselves Authors vs Tell All Authors

Ever so often I visit websites and blogs of big name authors. Some of them have very little about their private lives for readers to peruse. I might be the same way if I were a famous author.

I follow some of my favorites on Twitter and Facebook--but again there are those who tell all--or at least a lot--and those who keep private things close to the chest.

Some spout off their political views about global warming, what politicians we should love and who we should hate, what we should do about whatever war we happen to be involved in and what our spiritual beliefs should be, and yet don't tell one thing about their lives, who they care about, what they love to do, eat, listen to, watch on TV or movies, visit, plan for.

I tend to be one who keeps to myself my political feelings--I know I'll never change anyone over to what I think and might make them mad trying--and though I've probably said enough that most people know how I believe, I'm not going to rant and rave about my spirituality though it is a very important part of my life.

What I do like to write about is all the people I love, those I really enjoy being around.

In the photo is a family that I enjoy being around: Kate Anderson, her daughter Kim and granddaughter Ashley. They like me and I like them. I met them through Sisters in Crime and they were at the Public Safety Writers Association conference--Kate as an attendee, Kim and Ashley just enjoying what the hotel had to offer.

So I suppose I fall in-between those how keep most of it to themselves and those who tell all.

Marilyn a.k.a. F. M. Meredith


Cheryl said…
Interesting posting, Marilyn. Sometimes I wish I didn't know things about people. Melissa Gilbert, who I grew up watching on Little House on the Prairie, released her memoir last month, and it has taken me a while to buy it. If Barnes & Noble didn't offer such a great deal and I didn't have a gift card, I probably wouldn't have bought it yet.

I still haven't read it. There are things about Melissa and the cast I just don't want to know. It's silly to live in a fantasy world and think everything for them was ideallic, but I get enough reality every day, I don't always want to read about it.


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