I’m running a bit late today, but here’s this week’s midweek check-in.
I’m currently listening to the audiobook of Ellen Dugan’s Legacy of Magick, and I’m reminded that what makes good fiction is the blending of the familiar (a cup of tea, a walk in a neighborhood lined with historic homes and shady trees, a meet-cute with a handsome stranger) and the strange (a family legacy of magick, for example…). I’m talking about paranormal and fantasy fiction in this example, but it applies to all types of fiction. As storytellers, we blend those ordinary, everyday things with something decidedly out of the ordinary, something strange and unusual. And that’s our magic.
As the text in the photo reads, Stories Matter. Stories change us. The ones we love, we carry with us. They become part of our stories, the narrative of our lives. So, keep writing, and remember that stories are vital parts of the human experience.
Share your posts or updates in the comments below! Also, what are you reading–and writing–these days?