Notes from An Alien

~ Explorations In Reading, Writing & Publishing ~

Being A “Troublemaker” . . .

Since my focus here is on Reading, Writing, and Publishing, I want folks to know that I’m a maverick when it comes to all three.

I read to feed my Muse, not to entertain myself or meet others’ expectations or gain social talking-points.

I write and publish to feed the reader, not to make money or prove some point or gain fame.

I’ve done some explaining of those rationales and will undoubtedly do more.

Being the way I am, some see me as a “troublemaker”.

Amy Sundberg recently wrote the post, Becoming a Troublemaker.

You would do well to click through and read her thoughts.

Here’s a little bare bit:

“What I am coming to realize is that conflict isn’t always inherently bad, even on an interpersonal level. It can bring about much-needed change; it can allow us to finally find our voices. It can open up channels of communication, help us discover and create new opportunities, and allow us to stand up for ourselves when we’re being treated poorly.”

Reading books that cause conflict can be good for the soul.

Writing books that explore conflict can be healing.

Publishing books that conflict with traditional genres, styles, and expectations can cause some productive “Trouble” :-)
Our Comment Link Is At The Top of The Post :-)

11 responses to “Being A “Troublemaker” . . .

  1. :Dandi August 26, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    I’ve loved reading your outside the box thinking blog Alexander! You certainly are a troublemaker…. the world needs more!


    • Alexander M Zoltai August 26, 2011 at 4:07 pm

      Well, :Dandi, that new book of yours is “trouble-making”, too :-)
      Hey folks, check out :Dandi’s book :-)
      Hope your Trans-Continental Voyage is progressing smoothly, :Dandi…………………


  2. Cliff Burns August 26, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    I think more writers should be “mavericks” and “trouble-makers”, especially when preserving the integrity of their work. Too many authors are willing to bend over backward to satisfy the expectations of an agent, editor, even readers and I find that a revolting point of view.

    Good post to start my day. Thanks…


    • Alexander M Zoltai August 26, 2011 at 4:12 pm


      Very glad to see you championing the Integrity of Maverickdom :-)

      Would that more writers had the Courage………
      I’m adding your blog to the Blogroll here………………..


  3. Simone Benedict August 26, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    It’s always nice to get to know a fellow “Troublemaker”. Your posts always give me some great fodder to start my own “trouble”.


  4. Selena August 26, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Bubble, bubble, toil and …..
    I call it stirring the cauldron. Keep on keeping it interesting, Alexander!


  5. Cliff Burns August 26, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Gracias…and keep writing, lad.


  6. Tomas August 28, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    While reading your statements (confessions), I see myself in your writings and thus your works are the mirrors that you gift the world. Thank you,


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