03-14-2011 11:02 AM
A better way to get a better experience out of a book is see your self as the character and act out what's going on in your head while you are reading. This allows a full experience of what you are reading. So what is your favorite character and how do u envision your self as them and how is the experience for you?
03-14-2011 12:52 PM
Great question, When I reading a story I do tend to become the main character while reading as I enter their world and point of view. My favorite character? Wow difficult umm I guess I have to go with Cammie Morgan from Gallagher Girls. I understand Cammie's school life a bit except the fact its a spy school of course, but I did go to private school, and it was a very close ties type of school where my classmates did become like sisters to me, and because I wasn't around boys at school, I got nervious around boys in town like Cammie does so I connect with her a lot. I think the experience is great because it takes me back to high school when I read the Gallagher Girls.
03-14-2011 01:15 PM
I just finished reading Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella, and I can totally put myself in Becky Bloomwood's shoes (designer ones that she bought on sale and just rediscovered in the back of her closet several months later). As I read the book, it felt like I was the one going on shopping sprees and then cringing as I open the credit card bills. Wait a minute...that is me! I love reading a book where you feel like you could actually be part of the story.
On a different tangent, I am writing my fourth "Willow Ryan" novel at the moment, and I keep feeling like Willow and I are very much alike. I was just writing about what a perfectionist she is and how it is stressing her out, and I spent an hour working on two paragraphs because I couldn't get them just right. I guess I write -and read- what I know!
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03-14-2011 02:07 PM
By the way TripleS I never seen you before so I wanted to take a moment to welcome you to the writing room. We're glad to have you here. Have a good day and once again that was great question.
03-14-2011 02:10 PM
The rush of a strong wind as it stretches wing membranes taunt...The bite of bitter cold...The smell of the sea, decaying vegetation, smoke...the metallic tang of blood...the heavy scent of iron. The crush of dry leaves beneath a foot...Eyes flashing through the darkness. Stale air and clammy moisture clinging to a small hand, the exotic, rich texture of old parchment...Musty books and fresh lemon polish...the flicker of a single candle against a tide of shadows...The clash of swords, the heat of the sparks as they collide, violently...All these I have seen through the senses of the Darkkin and the Elshiki...
03-14-2011 02:47 PM
Thank you for the welcome.
Thank you for the post as well i enjoyed reading it.