“A novelist is someone who takes you on a journey.”

journey into space and timeI saw this quote from iAuthor on Twitter today. “A novelist is someone who takes you on a journey. Through space. Through time” — Susan Sontag ()

It reminds me of an earlier post of mine inspired by the famed Ray Bradbury at a book signing I attended in 2009. Someone had asked him what he thought the future held for our young generation. “He raised himself up in his wheelchair, his eyes sparkling, and almost cried out, ‘We should go back to the moon! Go on to Mars, with the moon as a base camp. Then go on to Alpha Centauri.’”

A journey through space and time, whether literally or in a novelist’s words. That’s what creating story is all about.

 

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