Thursday Thoughts: Universal Places We Go

When you write fiction, your greatest talent is your imagination. Oh, it helps to be a wordsmith–the ability to form sentences that tell your story, but without that all important imagination, there’s not much of a story to tell. See, imagination creates characters. It tells you what their names are, what they look like, where they’ve been and where they’re going. It describes where they live and what goes on in their world. Imagination takes you from the introduction of time, place, and character and fills in all the words that follows whatever adventure you send your characters on. The Universe knows this.

It’s quite simple, dear Silver.

Wherever your thoughts can go, you can go.

And I’ll meet you there.

The Universe
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Life, Silver, is actually a “workshop” on how to take your thoughts to new places.

And that’s something else writers use: life. Their own and others. But the thing is, imagination and words take us places. And as we writers trip along, we take others with us. Our readers enjoy the trip, too. We hope. Isn’t that the whole reason for telling stories? And that’s what makes a writer–that urge, no, I take that back, it’s more than an urge, it’s a need to tell the stories our imagination plants in our brains. So, writers, where are you going today? And readers, where will your favorite authors take you?


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Thursday Thoughts: Universal Places We Go

  1. Yep, yep, yep.

    All I know about where I’m going is that I’m headed toward the climax. Where that is? :shrug: I never know where the path will take me. Another 868 out last night before my hands were all like ‘please stop’. But that’s six days in a row of writing, so it’s all good. =o)

    • Silver James says:

      Yay! I faltered a bit yesterday–only a couple of hundred words but I think I finished the chapter. Now I have to figure out if Wiz is going to push his luck and be a jerk or do the right thing. Considering how often he screws up later in the book…? I’ll have to see where his conscience takes me today. 😉

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