What enchants you and fires your imagination? What seems beyond your reach? Read books that take you places you are curious to go, intriguing physical landscapes and rocky emotional terrain.
Dynamic Woman — Changing Times
Good fiction prompts readers to use their imaginations to create their own voices for characters. Avid readers are independent folk who have their own ideas about a character’s motivations. While the most entertaining books satisfy our desire for a happy ending, the best books touch our hearts because they ring true.
Use your imagination, our parents would tell us kids when we struggled to understand something or solve a problem. Funny, we never had to ask them how to use our imaginations. We instinctively knew how to go there.
I try to think of myself as a gypsy who travels light, carries only the essentials, and maintains the same disciplined routine wherever. But sometimes you have to live in the disruptive moments that life hands you.
I never met my great grandmother but I inherited her short stories, a collection she titled Leaves from a Reporter’s Notebook. Her stories were dramatic, funny, and, if not true in fact, true to the times and worth the telling.
Nellie Belle is about to make her debut on the literary stage! The Trials of Nellie Belle is now available for preorder. Shipping date is February 6.
© Sydney Avey