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Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say.
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Today’s Question: If you could live in any book world, which one would you choose?
I love this question, so whichever admin suggested it, thank you! But it’s a hard one to answer because there are so many book worlds I’d like to dive into. If I have the option of leaving whenever I want, then I’d be much more adventurous in my choice–Moby Dick for example, or Kidnapped. I’d like to “socialize” with Gatsby in the 20s, go back to any of Zane Grey’s westerns, or jump into Dune and actually see those spice worms as Herbert imagined them, not Hollywood’s version. And wouldn’t it be fun to ride along with Holmes and Watson while they solve crimes?
Enough. Obviously, I need many lifetimes to explore the book worlds that fascinate me. So how about if I indulge one of my fantasies and enter a book that I created? I’d like to know more about the main character after I wrote The End. What happened to her?
I’d like to think that Carlie (The Princess of Las Pulgas) finished college and went on to live a well-rounded life. Maybe she married Juan Pacheco. I can imagine that happening, but I’d also like it if she was extremely successful as a business executive or a mover and shaker on the national scene as an advocate for those who need a strong voice. She’d understand the need for advocacy.
Authors, I’m sure you’ve all had thoughts about the lives your characters went on to live. I think that’s one of the fascinating parts of being an author. You live with a lot of interesting people in your head, who don’t go away.
Onward to some HOT news!
The IWSG Book Club has two super books in the spotlight for July
The stickers for Shattered arrived last week. They’re very shiny. Here’s how the cover looks with them included.
Quote of the Week: “Sometimes I don’t even know why I’m writing what I’m writing…
I’m just following these people around and taking notes.”
― P. Anastasia