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In Praise of #ThreeFictionalCharacters

There are lots of Facebook trends. They’re all fun to watch and follow. For example:

  • Ice Bucket Challenge
  • Love Your Spouse Challenge
  • 30-Day Thankfulness Challenge
  • “If you agree with this, share it. If you don’t, you’re not supportive of [insert cause]

These are all awesome and trendy, but I never really have been enticed to participate. However, there’s a recent one that I can’t help but love: #ThreeFictionalCharacters. Read the rest of this entry »

We are not alone.

Why do you read? You can answer that later.

I read stories (or watch movies) because they let me escape. Ironically, this escape allows me to connect.

I get the amazing experience of bonding with a character – with a person. This character may remind me of myself to the point where I can imagine joking with them, sharing my own experiences and even confiding in them. Maybe they remind me of my best friend. Maybe I even want them to be my best friend. Read the rest of this entry »

Writing is a party, and all parties come to an end.

“Writing fiction is a solitary occupation but not really a lonely one. The writer’s head is mobbed with characters, images and language, making the creative process something like eavesdropping at a party for which you’ve had the fun of drawing up the guest list. Loneliness usually doesn’t set in until the work is finished, and all the party-goers and their imagined universe have disappeared.” – Hilma Wolitzer