The KEY to a good story is
You must be able to visualize your new world,
have in-depth conversations with your characters
and feel the emotions billowing up.
Some might even say you should be a little bit crazy to be a writer…
I tend to agree.
To read or write takes a strong, active imagination.
You must be able to read the written word and visualize the story.
And, you must be able to visualize the story to write the written word.
Children have an innate ability to imagine the impossible – that is what I love about them.
They believe in unicorns, ghosts, dragons and magic. They want to believe, and that’s what lets their imaginations run wild.
It’s a true gift to be able to seek the imaginary, write it into a world and share my stories with readers.
Of course the most important aspect of that sentence is: readers.
I can keep writing. I can keep dreaming… but without readers to support my imagination – I may as well give up.
Imagination is Key