May 7, 2011
The many and varied worlds found inside the treasure box that is the novel...
Whether it is the writing of or the reading of the novel, a person can lose themselves within its pages. That is to say, one can lose themselves in a good sort of way. As a reader, one can find themselves at the top of Mount Olympus, in the depths of hell, or on a cloud seated at the right hand of God. As a writer, one can feel the incomprehensible power at their fingertips. It is a power to create new worlds, cure diseases, manipulate time and distance, and most importantly it allow a reader to escape into a world of their own choosing.
The great writers such as Virginia Woolf, William Shakespeare, Harlan Coban, Dean Koontz, and William Faulkner are my inspiration. If these or any other author is your inspiration, I would enjoy hearing about it. I look forward to hearing comments from others that are equally obsessed with literature.
I invite you to offer advice, opinions and insight into your world of fantasy, spirituality, seduction or espionage. Perhaps you prefer the true life stories of Michael J. Fox, Abraham Lincoln, or Charles Manson; I am not averse to any writing. “Dante’s Inferno,” “Huckleberry Finn,” “Othello,” or whatever you wish to discuss within the wonderful world of literature, I would enjoy hearing about.