Guest Post – Five Reasons to Write Fiction

bannerIt is my pleasure to welcome RaeBeth McGee-Buda to my blog today. RaeBeth has recently released her book, Silenced, and is touring around the blogosphere spreading the word about it. More about Silenced to follow.

For now, she would like to share with us five of the reasons she enjoys penning fiction. As such, I surrender the virtual stage to her.


There are loads of different genre flooding the book world. Writing is a sense of creativity but when writing fiction this creativity can be explored in so many ways. The options are endless.

First reason (which actually applies to all genre of writing) you don’t need any special materials to write. You can grab a pen/pencil and paper to begin or sit down at a computer. This starts it all. You can create so many different worlds and characters. I think writing fiction is fun because of the different places I take myself to.

Second reason when writing fiction it tends to stick with those who read it longer than non-fiction. The mental escape one can create with fiction helps take the reader to different places and characters. Readers tend to develop the ability to care for fictional characters which help the story to stay with the reader longer.

Third you can do things in a fictional word that you couldn’t do in real life. This has the most appeal to me. I love being able to make magical beings or very hot characters, even when those things don’t exist within real life. Therefore, this adds in more fun to fiction.

Fourth… fiction can be challenging. What’s writing without a challenge? I know if I don’t challenge myself I tend to get bored. So I think a bit of a challenge is fun. Especially when I complete the challenge with a positive outcome. It makes me feel so much more than what I did when I started the challenge.

Fifth reason.. do it because you can! It’s as simple as that!


silencedAmber Brown spent her entire existence believing Dave was her father. When her mother reveals this is untrue, she goes through an emotional spiral with depression. It’s hard for her to believe her mother had lied to her all this time.

A move to a new home and town causes Amber to be consumed by her “darkness” and reverts to cutting to free herself from her pain.

When Casey, her new friend enters her life, she introduces Amber to parties, drugs, and Amber’s new boyfriend Landon. The secret of cutting begins to take affect on Amber as she tries to hide it from her friends and family. In the mist of everything, Amber has the desire to find out who her biological father is.

Follow Amber through her trials of depression and cutting, along with the discovery of love.

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About Connor

Peter Dawes is the pen name of USA Today bestselling author of dark and historical fantasy, Connor Peterson. Local to the Philadelphia, PA area, Connor is the wordsmith behind the Vampire Flynn and Deathspell series and has also contributed to the story cycle Red Phone Box (published by Ghostwoods Books) and the anthology Nocturnal Embers (published by Crimson Melodies Publishing). He is also a member of the LGBTQ+ community, an active participant in the Philadelphia writing community, and volunteers as a municipal liaison for National Novel Writing Month. While Peter Dawes is also the name of the fictional protagonist of the Vampire Flynn books, Connor assures the reader he is not now, nor has he ever been a vampire. (Any similarities are purely coincidental.) You can follow him on Twitter (@peterdawes) and Facebook (@AuthorPeterDawes), where he actively avoids being on time for any of his publication deadlines.

4 Responses to Guest Post – Five Reasons to Write Fiction

  1. raebethmcgee says:

    Thank you so much for helping out with the blog tour. I appreciate it. Have a wonderful day.

  2. Zed says:

    Five excellent reasons, thank you!

  3. Crystal Newman says:

    Having a great time on the tour!!

  4. Checking in! Looking forward to reading this!

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