Today is one of those cases where I had planned to write about something else, but then something caught my attention that made me realize, I need to write about this. As far as we’re concerned, all novelists are human. They may hail from different countries, be of different races, genders and sexual orientations, and come from different experiences in their lives; but other than these factors, all novelists are human. But as far as the future of the profession goes, is it possible that future novelists may be comprised of not only humans but also (and I can’t believe I’m saying this) robots? Continue reading “The Future of Novelists: Humans vs. Robots?”
The thing that makes fiction worth while and dwelling into is that the story is a concept originally hailing from one’s imagination. From plot maneuvers to details and essentials unique to the world created, it’s a skill that never gets boring; the skill of summoning such a narrative, as if by magic. But as many readers and writers know, not everything that makes the story unique is all purely the result of constant brainstorms from the creator. There are outside influences like other authors, real life occurrences and what not that help carve the story into a more thought-provoking, surreal experience that can really touch a number of readers. As I will explore today, another influence that can really shape up a story is when an author adds a little bit from their personal life into the context.
If you’re the kind of person who goes out of their way to track down interviews with your favorite storyteller and/or the people behind your favorite stories, you may have heard more than once on how their book/film/TV show is like their baby. Up until I released my first novel, I’ve always found that to be very corny-sounding. That’s not to say I don’t know what it’s like to be emotionally attached to my own creative work, but I know now that there’s depth to it all when one is emotionally invested in their own story. Continue reading “When Emotionally Invested in a Story”
This may be the only quote from the “Star Wars” prequels that’s truly worthy of repeating out loud; and rightfully, it came from the mouth of Master Yoda himself: “Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is!”
It is indeed! Apart from helping to draw conclusions on where missing star systems went, children are special in having a unique vision on the world that, sadly, is tarnished overtime with hard truths and reality checks. That’s why when I think of children’s stories, I think of what a task it must be to capture the days that have passed that were so youthful and freeing… and in a way to where it can ascend beyond that. Continue reading “The Power of Children’s Stories”