This is the first time that I have ever participated in Silver Threading’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday, so I am a little nervous about whether my choice will hit the mark.
My quote is from a famous painter, rather than an author, but I believe that it is very appropriate and inspirational for all budding writers of fiction. As we write down those thoughts and stories that come into our minds, they start to become real to us.
Before I started writing, I always thought that authors who said that they became emotionally attached to their characters, and were even guided through scenes by them, were speaking utter rubbish. During the writing of Eleven Miles, I soon realized that they were speaking the truth. I fell in love with three of my characters and became very emotional about them. Even today, I cannot read the final chapter of that book without crying real tears of pride for my main protagonist. She achieved so much, yet I made it all up. Am I crazy? No, I am not. Well, not too crazy. What has happened is that my imagination has become reality, and I think that is wonderful!
“Everything you can imagine is real”