When a Book Happens
When does a book happen? I thought about that for a while. Many writers have manuscripts piled, many rejected, others awaiting completion, others just waiting … stories waiting to be read. This got me thinking, a story has been put into paper, in a way it has been told, even if it has not been read yet by many. In that sense, a story brews in the writer’s mind and it is born once it is put on paper (or PC). A book is more complicated than that. A book is born when it is read – a book happens when someone reads it. The story has been dormant for how many years it might have taken, and the simple act of reading awakens it.
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Agree story (re-)born when book read. Post got me thinking, stories always alive? Until we catch them, pin them down like butterflies? Or try?
Yes, the story is always there, waiting to be told, and the reader brings it to life. Thanks for stopping by.
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