Kenneth R Vickery loves to create outlandish characters, put them in bizarre situations, and find the beauty in them in his books and writing. It is part of his joy of storytelling. It often lets him embrace social issues from a new and humorous perspective. His books don’t have much gritty realism. This is because he reflects what we could be, rather than what we are. If he can open doors to include people in our shared journey, he will consider his writing has obtained the pinnacle of success.
Fiction writing and his books
He doesn’t like to stick to a literary genre. His characters have driven stories that are thrillers, sea changes, ghost stories, and science fiction. He thinks the most important thing is to start. These stories contrast, love, loyalty, and kindness, with greed, anger, and hatred. He hopes this will expose the lazy bigotry that can mar our society. His fiction writing has produced two published books Bolas Buys and Poppy.
Currently, he is writing a near future Sci-fi book. It has given him the opportunity to explore issues such as when computers are smarter than us, what will we be needed for?
As well as his fiction writing, Kenneth writes blogs. They are on a range of topics, but many are on how to grab the interest of readers, agents and publishers. He argues that writers should get their ideas out there and not leave the power of story to those who want to dismiss, distort, distract, and divide.
His non-fiction books are also on writing,, books and publishing. Kenneth’s non-fiction work provides an overview of the changing publishing landscape to promote writing and assist writers to get their ideas out there;
Kenneth argues that good writing is as unaffected and engaging as talking about work with our friends. Whereas, good marketing requires us to present like a resume.
Kenneth retired from the mental health field to concentrate on his books and writing in 2017. He has been working on his writing for over twenty years and recommends writing groups and book clubs. He also reads many books, now using audio-books due to his failing eyesight.
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Kenneth R Vickery