Sunday, July 7, 2013

What is Your Purpose in Telling a Story?

Every author has a reason for telling a story. Sometimes it’s for pure entertainment or to exorcise your own demons or to recapture another place and time. For others, it’s the love of a specific genre and fulfilling the interests of a particular type of reader. Some writers love research and the telling of a person’s life story.

As for myself, I love characters and understanding what makes them tick and how they relate to others in their world. Stories are about us all and trying to understand the human condition. In DREAMING OF LAUGHING HAWK there is one truth that runs through the story line: Everybody who wants something bad enough will risk their life or their soul—for power, for love, or for something greater than themselves.

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