Chris Foster

Goodreads Author


Born
Australia
Website

Genre

Member Since
October 2013

URL


Chris Foster is an award winning poet & novelist living in Australia.

Despite lacking the necessary cat and caffeine addiction, he is completely passionate about writing and continues to produce books at every opportunity.

He also enjoys fishing, gaming, making people smile and the occasional road trip. He also thinks writing in third person makes it seem as if he is highly professional but would love to hear back from you, dear reader, just to make sure he is doing things right.

To ask Chris Foster questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Chris Foster Perhaps it's just me, but I find the problem that causes writer's block is being unable to move the story forward. My mind goes blank, or struggles to…morePerhaps it's just me, but I find the problem that causes writer's block is being unable to move the story forward. My mind goes blank, or struggles to find a suitable way forward (resist deus ex machina unless you are doing it for a specific purpose).
However I'm not one who can simply sit and stare at a blank page. So my way of dealing with writer's block is to start a new book. Hence why I have over 21 novels in progress.
This can work well, as in general I find myself finishing two novels at around the same time. It does slow the time it takes to complete a novel.
More recently it seems I am suffering less and less from Writer's block. In my opinion it means a greater confidence in my work and learning to switch the negative self critic off has allowed the words to flow freely.
For the large majority of writer's your first draft is exactly that, a first draft (or as Lian Tanner calls it, the 'experimental draft', which is a term I absolutely love). So don't worry if some parts don't make sense. Just try to keep writing. I promise, it will get easier.(less)
Chris Foster Go wild.
You can be a writer.
This career is filled with moments where you'll have to jump chasms that seem impossible to cross. But you will.
Your…more
Go wild.
You can be a writer.
This career is filled with moments where you'll have to jump chasms that seem impossible to cross. But you will.
Your inner voice will be your worst critic, so learn to deal with it.
Avoid the cliche of wine and cheese (well, okay, maybe a little cheese...), you don't need it to write. You just need to love stories.
If you want to be a writer, then do so with passion.
It doesn't matter what you write, it doesn't matter if it feels clunky, or slow, or shallow. As long as you are writing, then you are a writer. As long as you continue to strive for a better image, a better plot, a better character, then you are improving.
Then you can be great a writer.
Being a writer is like anything else; love it or lose it.
If you love it, then let nothing and no one stop you.
Being a writer is a calling.
Answer it.
(less)
Average rating: 4.13 · 16 ratings · 11 reviews · 8 distinct worksSimilar authors
Antediluvian Man

4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Seasons of the Soul

3.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Realm of Silence: Music Has...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Adventures of Antonio Swift

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tango In A Teacup: Poetry o...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Potion Master

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Of a Dark Heart: Revenge Is...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
First Chapter Compendium: A...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Chris Foster…

Dear Reader,

Do you write or do you type?

This question arose at a recent author talk. Of the two authors one wrote and the other typed. Personally, I do both.

The ability of a computer to instantly portray your words in a professional layout, crisp print upon the screen, certainly helps me feel as if I am at work. However there are downsides. As one author mentioned, the ability to instantly edit...

Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on March 13, 2018 18:44 • 6 views

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Chris’s Recent Updates

" Hi,

My book Tango in a Teacup is on Goodreads but not linked to my author profile. Could one of the wonderful librarians here please help edit the deta
...more "
Chris Foster wants to read
Lyme Madness by Lori  Dennis
Rate this book
Clear rating
Chris Foster entered a giveaway
Lyme Madness by Lori  Dennis
Rate this book
Clear rating
Chris Foster wants to read
Echidnas Can't Cuddle by Nieta Manser
Echidnas Can't Cuddle
by Nieta Manser (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
" Renske wrote: "We use extra spaces to separate authors with the same name, so your profile is Chris^^Foster (with ^ = space). I moved the books to you ...more "
220 2229
" Hi Everyone!

Love this thread and thought I might let you know about my new book 'Of A Dark Heart'. It's a quest for revenge novel partly in our world
...more "
" noted "
More of Chris's books…
Dr. Seuss
“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
Dr. Seuss

Bernard M. Baruch
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
Bernard M. Baruch

Oscar Wilde
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde

Albert Einstein
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
Albert Einstein

Marcus Tullius Cicero
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

721 Aussie Readers — 5655 members — last activity 3 minutes ago
A group for all Australian Goodreads members (and those interested in Australia), no matter what they read!
47157 BOOK LOVERS! — 728 members — last activity Oct 02, 2017 07:33PM
Whether you hate, love or just don't care about books, this is still the place to be. Please, join us. We have discussions and games and just about an ...more
220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 85488 members — last activity 5 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more
26225 Kids/Teens Book Club — 5950 members — last activity 12 hours, 55 min ago
Welcome to the group :) Here we talk about and recommend plenty of MG/YA books, as well as discuss film, music, our writing, current affairs and much ...more
154447 Support for Indie Authors — 12826 members — last activity 5 hours, 10 min ago
Officially 10k Members Strong & Climbing!! Building and supporting a community of self-published authors dedicated to both sharing experiences and lea ...more
2229 Dark Tower — 879 members — last activity Jan 31, 2018 01:08PM
We seek the Dark Tower, and will travel with Roland throughout the year, reading the Seven as well as Related Holy Texts.
More of Chris’s groups…



No comments have been added yet.