Thursday, July 14, 2011

Writing on Thursday

The Way It Happens to Be

It's moving, the way life echoes art. And the way art echoes life.

As I was in the shower this morning, thinking about the stuttered place my current novel-in-progress is at, it occured to me how similar my life, right now, is to the one my protagonist is living.

Doesn't mean I'm writing about me. Doesn't mean I'm trying to live like her. It's just there are parallels. Commonalities. Ways in which I relate to her very deeply.

I'm sure my sub-conscious has played a large role in this. Credit must, I'm sure, be given to all those quiet inspirations and implied emotions. It's because she, and her story, are borne of me, and the things I experience, the world in which I live.

If I'm lucky, this realization will help me ease back to it, and enhance the writing. If I'm lucky, it will be cathartic for my soul.

I think it's just the way the world of creativity works.

What do you think?


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And next Thursday I'll be posting a book review for Lisa Tucker's newest novel, THE WINTERS IN BLOOM. Be sure to come back!

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Karen said...

Yes, I think it will be cathartic, I believe writing, like sharing, does that. Praying each day a shutter falls off.


Kelly H-Y said...

I agree that that is definitely the way it often works.

April Plummer said...

Absolutely, I agree. It's the same for me. Each and every one of my main characters seem to have a part of me in them. Especially my first story. I like the post - it's beautiful.

Deb Shucka said...

It's all different aspects of the same energy field. May you find healing and wisdom in the story as it is develops from your heart.

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

I think you're definitely right about creativity. Not that we only write what we know, but some part of us must be in what we create.

Praying you just ease right back in, Janna.

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