I’ve never observed International Authors’ Day before. It’s a special day for authors who take their passion for the written word seriously. To say the truth, I didn’t even know such a day existed—it doesn’t exist. I give my thanks to Debdatta Sahay for organizing this blog hop allowing writers to celebrate. It also gives great exposure to those participating.
I get quite excited when I discover authors who like me, see the action they’re writing as a movie playing in their head.
Yes, when I sit down to write, it’s like a race as I describe the events unfolding on the movie screen inside my head. It’s fast paced and too many times the characters go off doing things I never expected. I usually let them drive but sometimes I really don’t like the direction they take. In Incantation Paradox, Dolores decided to fall in love with Jason. I didn’t expect that because in my mind she was spposed to fall in love with Richard. Dolores was right, providing a more exciting ending.
Time to rein them in.
On a rare occasion, the protagonist will kick and scream because she wants her own way. When it becomes too difficult to keep the characters on a path I prefer, I let them go. To my surprise, events turn out better than if I had steered them where I wanted them to go. In Incantation Paradox, Dolores decided to fall in love with Jason. I didn’t expect that because in my mind she was supposed to fall in love with Richard. Dolores was right, providing a more exciting ending for the novel.
Another type of writer actually sees the words and their potential when put together in a particular way using the perfect expressions to describe an event. I can’t say I understand this type of writer since they use the words to create a scene, while I use expressions to describe scenes unfolding in my head.
To me words are the means for describing an event, not the actual lyrics, the poetry that rings with a cadence to create an effect.
It really is if you are not one who sees a movie inside your head that wants out.
Readers are also split into two categories, those who see the action in their heads, like a movie, while they read, and those who just see the words. One of my daughters sees the words and has said to me on more than one occasion, “I rather watch a movie than just read words because I don’t see the action in my head like you do, Mom.”
What kind of reader are you? Do you see the pictures dance on the movie screen inside your head? Maybe, you just see the poetry and beauty of the words. Whichever you maybe, I do hope you take pleasure in reading.
My thanks go to Debdatta Sahay of b00k r3vi3w and Tours for putting this blog hop together
Here are some books and authors to celebrate. Pick up a book today and discover a whole new world. Celebrate with all writers International Authors’ Day.
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A horrible car accident destroys Dolores Reynard’s life. But instead of waking up in a hospital bed, she awakens in a teenager’s body. Soon, she discovers she is at the heart of the murderous mystery surrounding the death of Mona, the young girl whose body she occupies. Caught between an evil greater than she ever imagined and a wizard who heals her tattered heart, she is forced to play a dangerous game of intrigue in the hopes of finding a way to return to her previous life.
Will magic be her ally, or will it lead to her demise once and for all.
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