I invited around 70 writers/bloggers to write a piece about whether or not they're typical of their sign, and how its traits affect their writing life ~ if at all...
Has your favourite writer been featured yet? Links to all previous posts at the end of this one :)
Look what I've reeled in with my bait today ~ a big welcome for Pisces novelist and short story writer, and one of the nicest and most helpful people I've met on Twitter, Maria Savva. She has recently rewritten one of her first novels, and it's also been revamped and republished: A Time To Tell. You can find it on Amazon along with its very Piscean cover!
Creative, intuitive, artistic, musically inclined, soft, malleable, forgiving.... but also weak, can live too much in fantasy world, prone to escapism sometimes in form of drink or drugs, can be dishonest, but live so much in fantasy world that they believe own lies.
"I’ve always been interested in astrology. When I was a teenager I read “Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs” and it really made sense to me, so since then I’ve leaned towards believing that there’s some truth in it all. I even made my own birth chart once. I know that I have a Leo moon and that my rising sign is Taurus."
"I think I’m a fairly typical Piscean. I’ve always been quite shy, which is a typical trait. Creativity has always been a major thing for me. I loved art at school and, of course, creative writing. I’d say I’m very intuitive and tend to follow my feelings more than anything else. I have a wild imagination and I admit I probably do live too much in a fantasy world. I am a dreamer. I can totally believe something for ages and then have a ‘wake up’ moment realising it was not at all true. It’s Neptune’s influence, apparently—the planet that rules Pisces and is the master of illusion. I love having such a vivid imagination as it lends itself well to writing fiction, but it can sometimes mean the line between reality and fantasy in my own life sometimes becomes blurry. It’s fine though, as I’ve never been much of a fan of reality! :)"
I think Maria even looks Piscean - ooh look, and she's sitting by the sea! You can find out more about her and her numerous books on her website (there are several novels of assorted genres, and she's written short story collections of her own, as well as contributing to various anthologies), and follow her on Twitter, where she is a great retweeter and supporter of others' work. And let's not forget her music blog on the UK Arts Directory!
I was a bit stumped when choosing famous Pisces writers for Maria, as her work goes across the board (thus, the mutable fish), so I chose two completely different ones:
....Victorian poet, born in County Durham, Elizabeth Barrett Browning
.... and American chick lit author Emily Giffin:)
Coming next time: Sagittarius
Previous Posts (click on the writer's name to view):
Leo and Aries: Terry Tyler and Julia Proofreader
Aries: Cynthia Harrison
Aquarius and Capricorn: Nicky Black
Pisces: Sacha Black