I've been having a great time checking out different people's stories lately. The Muse is a powerful thing.
From stories about futuristic doctors and their healing discoveries, to sisters fighting the good fight against organized crime, to furry creatures defending their homeland, and I've enjoyed each one.
There are vampires you'll love, and a love story during the revolution. How about a fantasy filled with dark lords and dragons and a bumbling hero that saves the day.
I love stories, and I love to see what goes through the mind of my fellow writers.
I believe what people write says a lot about them, and as I beta read, or critique, I think about the person who wrote the story and gives me more of a sense of who they are and why this certain topic.
It also makes me look at myself and why I write what I write. I see the imagination in them and in myself. I see the bravery, or kindness. I see the activist, or escape artist. I see the romantic, or the conqueror.
What's in our hearts and in our minds comes out on the page, and to make up a story and put it to paper says a lot about the creative self. Although there is a basic story line with all fictional books, it's what the writer chooses to fill in the details with that gets me thinking, that gets me wondering.
Stories have been a part of our history as long as, well, as long as there have been people. I love the hero/heroine quest seeking and destroying the bad guy. I love magic and mystery and I love going on the journey with the characters and finding out what's going to happen in the end.
I love being taken into other world and witnessing great feats of courage. To me, there is nothing like a great book to take you away from all of your stresses from life.
Keep up the wonderful stories, my friends. I love them all, and I love getting a chance to peek into your minds and your hearts.
Have a great week everyone and if there's a great book you think I should check out, let me know in the comment box. I'm always looking for a good read!