What starts with imagination quickly becomes reality when words become stories. Where once there was no life form outside of our own planet now there can be infinite planets all working for or against each other. Where once flying cars were a thing of pure fantasy they become real and common place within a few pages of a well written story. Whole worlds emerge when a writer sets to work.
For those of you who have sat down and put pen to paper or fingertips to keyboard there is a good possibility that you have experienced the miracle that happens when a character or a town, really anything, takes on a life of its own. You may have come up with the idea. You may have even outlined it and imagined how everything was going to happen. But then, all of a sudden, your character, the one that you thought you controlled, is doing something that surprises you. You are meeting a new person with a personality and feelings that you are just then learning even as you are creating.
Without realizing it, especially if it is your first time, you have made a world that exists and functions almost independently of you, the writer. Of course, as the creator you are still needed to commit the story to paper and share it with others. But the fact remains, when you wrote you made.
It is not tough to imagine different worlds, different times or different scenarios. What is tough is to actually write the words down and make what is in your mind come alive. But it can be done and is so worth the time and effort. As the great C.S. Lewis said, “You can make anything by writing”.
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