Reading someone’s favorite book can teach you a lot about a person. What would your main character’s favorite book be? What does that tell you about this character? What about your antagonist? Understanding their favorite books will give you insight into their personalities. Even if they don’t like to read, what can you learn from that?
I write to find the magic in words. My work is imaginative and whimsical, yet intellectual. My goal with writing is to mesmerize the reader. Reading is a form of magic, captivating the minds of people for thousands of years. Yet we seem to have forgotten that powerful ideas, intellectualism and art can be found within a beloved story. I challenge the belief that serious literature must be depressing, dark and dull.