No, seriously, writers read. They read constantly. And to help illustrate how much writers read, I would like to share with you a few personal photos from my personal vacation to Disneyland*.
(*And if you're an agent of Disney, please let me know if any of these personal photos of my personal vacation that I'm sharing are problematic, and I will by all means, happily remove the free advertising post, and instead do two or three posts telling my 3500+ readers a week in grisly detail about my actual experience which was.....let's just say....not as awesome than these pictures reflect.)
|Apparently I gave Goofy an idea for his own|
series of novels.
|Sorry about the disclaimer above. |
As you can see, Disney can be a real stickler about the rules.
|A writer can "read" a movie, but never forget|
that their ability to create is rooted in
language. There are no soundtracks or visual
effects in a book. It's all words. You have to
|He's acting stoic, but I could tell |
he was dying to know what happened next.
|It's a world of werewolves a world of fae. |
It's a world of vampires who shun the day.
There's a wizard named Harry.
Who fights all the stuff that's scary.
It's Nevernever after all.
|All this talk about letting your imagination soar,|
you'd think I wouldn't have gotten so many strange looks
for reading a book.
I guess their imaginations only soar into the next line.
|Yeah. Yeah. Giant castle. |
Hang on. Dresden's just gotten himself into trouble
trying to help a girl.
Which I realize could describe any chapter thus far.
|Right. Rebels. Spy. Death Star. Empire.|
Life as we know it. Check. I'm just going to
finish this chapter, kay?
We need you to put the book down
and save the universe from evil, sir.
|Finished an entire book in the line for Cars.|
That has more to do with the line than how fast I read.
|Dresden will feel at home in "The Magical Kingdom"|
Also, you guys ever notice the "point off in the
distance" motif of Disneyland statues?
|"Technical Readouts of some battlestation?|
Nah guys, this is just a Dresden novel.
|Pages weren't the only thing turning.|
|Yes of course. |
Talking fish. Lemmie wrap up this paragraph,
and I'll take a look.
|Why else would you want a car that drives itself?|
|This was the last straw for Unsupportive Girlfriend, and she stalked off as soon as we got off the ride.|
Fortunately Supportive Girlfriend had been following me (or something) and showed up a few seconds later.
She helped me make this photolog, and was a great sport, and deserves many thanks.
|Thanks Supportive Girlfriend! What a weekend!|