As I release another book this month and smell the waft of my chicken pot roast, make it’s way upstairs to where I am sat at my desk writing, I open the word document that I left, late last night, that is to be, my next book.
And as I did so, I read over a few pages of what I had written last night and started to think about how I will develop this character or how shall I interlace that plot with that sub-plot. I then focussed on what I wanted to express in the
So what is it firstly, that makes you want to read? For me, I read for different reasons and I guess I am not alone. I always have an e-reader, on me and would prefer it over my phone any day if I had to choose, as reading fiction allows me to disconnect from the world where time and eternal deadlines have in many ways become our virtues and morals … By reading I escape the mundane, day to day things, I disengage from any stress or unpleasant, over demanding situation and I experience something else, go somewhere else, feel something else, I can be someone else, embodied in the character of the book and that can be a very exciting place to be!
Think of the most engaging and interactive book that you have read and think about how you felt whilst reading it and how you felt when you finished. It is that knowledge, that journey, that you have shared with so many other readers and with the author that make you feel also part of something that other people who haven’t read that book, experience. When I write, it is the same. I don’t write anything and think well I don’t
Most of all, I think reading as well as escapism, is an education. An education of feelings, facts, thoughts, cultures, identities and realities. All told through different eyes, in different environments with endless possibilities. I have lots of books on how to do this and that and youtube is also great for widening this however there are bookshelves in every room in my humble abode and I even have a mini one in the car! But for
What makes me write? I often have two to three fiction books on the go and that is because as my mood changes, I want to read something different to accommodate that. I find that all writers have a particular style of writing –
Either way – it would seem that what makes me read, is the reason for what makes me write, escapism, expression, discovery and so much more, that only the covers of the book will eventually reveal and each time it is a unique and exciting experience. These
Although, the best part about being an author, in my opinion, is connecting with readers. My passion can’t be realized without you, and I genuinely want to know you and brighten your day.