Fantasy is silver and scarlet, indigo and azure, obsidian veined with gold and lapis lazuli. Reality is plywood and plastic, done up in mud brown and olive drab. Fantasy tastes of habaneros and honey, cinnamon and cloves, rare red meat and wines as sweet as summer. Reality is beans and tofu, and ashes at the end.”
― George R.R. Martin
Imagination – our .50 calibre machine weapon against boredom. It takes you high, it takes you low, makes you wish you could study magic, or join a ridiculously long quest to dispose of a ring, or own a dragon for that matter. It’s powerful, oblivious to the dullness of life. Set your imagination free….Write your story!
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”
“I don’t much care where –”
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
We don’t, most of the time, know which path life is going to take us on. Turns, twists, unexpected adventures all of which give sense to our living. Human beings are indeed prone to be unsatisfied with what they have, seeking for something more, a restless fearless need to change. A blessing or a curse, you decide….Write your story!
“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.”H.P. Lovecraft.
From Mary Shelley to Agatha Christie, writers of these genres have the ability to fascinate readers. They extract the fears of your imagination and intrigue you with the mystery of the unknown with enigmatic twists that capture your attention in a way so intimate, that you cannot put a book down. In this section feel free to write whatever you believe will seize the readers’ minds and bring to the surface their scariest nightmares…. Write your story!
“A person without a sense of humour is like a wagon without springs — jolted by every pebble in the road.” ~Henry Ward Beecher
Essentially the meaning of life is to be happy, I suppose. Achieving it is a bit tricky, with all those ups and downs, stress from work, stress from fears, stress from everything happens to throw us back a little. How could we survive without a bit of a laugh? We would be miserable little creatures. It is good to be able to see both sides of life, as one Chinese philosopher said: Man with one chopstick go hungry. Thankfully we are made to enjoy a bit of humour every now and then….after all…why so serious? Write your story!
I write narrative nonfiction, creating lively scenes through action and the use of quotes from firsthand accounts, all based on rigorous research. If I say a character leaned against a fence on a windy day, than I have at least two sources to back up these details. Jim Murphy