Ms. Cassels hits the nail on the head. These analogies are astoundingly apt and accurate. Share this with all of those around you who don’t share the curse–and blessing–of the writer’s mind.
I’ve been both blessed and cursed with an interest and the drive to write.
As a child, I read voraciously, often with a flashlight under the covers, well into the wee hours of the morning. One more page always turned into one more chapter. I’d seldom stop before I’d finished the book. I read about things that interested me: horses, mysteries, ghosts, pirates, Antebellum South, dogs and space travel. I had a constant narrative running through my head. I would be talking with my friends and mentally add dialog tags to every word. I’d watch events as they unfolded, then mentally re-run them with a slightly different outcome. I suppose that’s why I immediately grasped the concept of parallel worlds existing alongside ours, each slightly different as a universe of infinite possibilities unfolds concurrently.
My children also love to read and spin stories. My son, Liam is the whimsical one…
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