One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well as creative writing ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
I think it’s amazing that a novel is never the same for any two people. Our imaginations fill in a legion of details than no author could ever write. And the cool thing is, our imaginations add in details that we like, and this makes the story extra entertaining. It’s a fact: readers help writers to create great stories. It’s a collaboration.
It’s exciting that if people read my novel, they’ll expand the haunted world of Memento Mori using their own creative powers. I really love that it’s a bit of a lie to say that a book has only this one author. Don’t stories become bigger, richer…the more people who share the experience?
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside…dreams. Who looks inside…awakens ~Carl Jung
Note this to take your writing up a level. And your life. ~Cricket
“Stories draw their power from their meaning. If you ask me, challenging readers’ beliefs is not a weakness but a strength…Truth can be uncomfortable. It can also be comforting. Whatever it is, it is necessary to speak it” ~Donald Maass, The Fire in Fiction
My first novel underwent many, many drafts. I was stubborn; it took me awhile to go ahead and put what needed to be in the story…in the story. I confess I worried that someone would be offended if I twisted religion a bit with The Ghosting of Gods. But it was necessary, in my view, and it was the only way it would really be me writing the story.
Anyway, I decided not to hold back after reading the above words by Donald Maass. Interesting that when I wrote what I really wanted to, I finally found that publisher. Hmmm. ~Cricket
During the times we think we’re being “unproductive,” the seeds of new worlds are germinating within us, and they need peace to grow ~Martha Beck
I’m never unproductive as far as writing goes. Sitting quietly while ideas and images flow–that’s the best fun of writing. Well, I take notes so I don’t forget. ~Cricket
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