Experience Inspiration & Wonder July 15, 2015Posted by nrhatch in Books & Movies, Fiction, Writing & Writers.
Writers bring ashes of the past to the surface, quilting tapestries of interwoven gilded threads.
Our words, when real, create connection.
Stories reel us in when driven by believable characters residing in the “real world” (even if that world is make believe ~ like Harry Potter and Hogwart’s).
When characters feel real, we understand where they’re coming from, we relate to their challenges, we feel their pain, and we want to see them succeed.
We keep turning pages. We wonder what’s coming next.
Wonder is why I love Mary Poppins, Nanny McPhee, Harry Potter, and Alice ~> the perfect juxtaposition between familiar elements (British nanny, boarding school) with unfamiliar elements (tea parties on the ceiling, shifting staircases, rabbit holes).
These stories cast charming and disarming spells: Expelliarmus!
Aah . . . that’s better!