International Authors’ Day



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.

International Author's DayAnother 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.

Enter to win an ebook copy of Incantation Paradox

IncantationParadox-smallMagic is an illusion. It doesn’t really exist. Or does it?

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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Blog Hop Hosts:

1. DDS @ b00k r3vi3ws (Host)
2. DDS @ b00k r3vi3w Tours (Host)
3. Eclectic Moods
4. Annamaria @ Annamaria’s Writing Corner
5. Annamaria @ Bringing imagination to life
6. POLLY @ Polly Defies Gravity
7. Vivienne Mathews @ Vivienne Mathews
8. Nancy LaRonda Johnson @ Writer’s Mark
9. katiesalers@bookdevourer
10. Daniel Thorne @ D. Thorne Books
11. Her Ladyship’s Quest
12. Kateryna Kei@ Kateryna Kei’s author’s blog
13. Stacey Joy Netzel
14. Ruchi Singh @I Luv Fiction
15. Crissi @ Crissi Langwell ~ Author
16. Jamie @ Vailia’s Page Turner (INT)
17. Theresa @ Theresa M Jones ~ author
18. Elle Hill Blog
20. Rupali @ Nayak Brothers
21. Minerva @ Chica Loves to Read
22. NatashaAhmed@DearRumi
23. Author Rachelle Ayala
24. Cinta @ Cinta’s Corner
25. Natalie G. Owens
26. Rita @ Rita Lee Chapman ~ Author
27. Argyle Doll@ Argyle Doll
28. Massimo@ Author Massimo Marino
29. My Devotional Thoughts
30. Author J. L. Weaver
31. Linda Huber Author
32. Njkinny @Njkinny’s World of Books & Stuff
33. Lita’s Book Blog
34. Http://
35. Sarah’s Book Reviews
36. Pamela S Thibodeaux
37. Muriel @ Finding My Invincible Summer
38. Author Tricia Schneider
39. Elizabeth @ The Consulting Writer
40. amy@amylpeterson
41. Jan & Dhivya @ Readers’ Muse
42. Hannah @ The Book Tower
43. Ryshia Kennie
44. Kristen Taber, Author
46. Lynn Sholes Author
47. Laura Roberts @ Buttontapper Press
48. HL Carpenter
49. bob@gridleyfires
50. Lynn Sholes
51. Anubha @ Gateway to a Different World
52. Jenn @ Book Reviews and Giveaways
53. Shelly Hickman, Author
54. Linzé @ Butterfly on a Broomstick
55. Andrea Buginsky, Author
56. Lynn Thompson Books
57. Diane Rapp Quick Silver Novels
59. Hope Christine
61. My Inner Muse
62. Lit Lovers Lane
63. Isla Grey
64. T. R. Graves, Author
65. The Nancy Way
66. One World, Many Questions
67. Penny Estelle
68. Summer Reading for Kids
69. Kritika @ SoMany Books,So Little time
70. Meredith Bond
71. Jennifer Ellis – Writing
72. Marie Lavender’s Writing in the Modern Age
73. The Art Of Storytelling
74. Jamie @ Cute Peach
75. Nyaran @ LifeGraduate
76. Samuel Muggington’s blog
77. PRB @ One and a Half Minutes
78. Ann Swann
79. Life with Autism and Bipolar
80. Christina McKnight
81. Emma @ The Beauty Of Literature
83. Phoebe Sean
84. Margo @ Words, Words, Words

About annamaria

Although born in the United States, Annamaria Bazzi spent a great deal of her childhood in Sicily, Italy, in a town called Sciacca. Italian was the language spoken at home. Therefore, she had no problems when she found herself growing up in a strange country. Upon returning to the states, she promised herself she would speak without an accent. She attended Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Computers with a minor in Spanish. Annamaria spent twenty years programming systems for large corporations, creating innovative solution, and addressing customer problems. During those years, she raised four daughters and one husband. Annamaria lives in Richmond Virginia with her small family where she now dedicates a good part of her day writing.
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2 Responses to International Authors’ Day

  1. I love it when the plot finds its own direction, changing what you had in mind and taking it much farther. Sometimes, it’s broken my heart with the outcome that had to happen! Yes, I see the scenes when I read and write. When writing, if I can’t see the scene, something’s not right! But mostly, I feel the scene. So if I truly am not feeling what I intend to feel in what I’m writing, there’s much work to be done!

    Great to meet you in this blog hop! Writer’s Mark

    • annamaria says:

      Now that is very interesting… tell me, have you ever cried while writing a scene?

      Nancy, thank you so much for stopping by and celebrating International Authors’ Day with me.