Today is a special Friday treat for my readers. I've most recently had the pleasure of 'meeting' (online anway) author Gerard de Marigny, and was able to talk him into writing up a little something to grace the pages of my blog. Thankfully it didn't take too much coaxing otherwise you might not get the chance to read this little inspirational tidbit that follows...
What Inspires Me To Write? … Breathing!
By Gerard de Marigny
|Author Gerard de Marigny|
And then there is the special breed…
These special readers undergo a metamorphosis that can only take place in our fictional universes. In our worlds, this special breed finds that they have the power to become our characters… and not just one of our characters, unless they chose only one. These special readers can morph into any of our characters, jumping to and fro from hero to villain and from old woman to little boy. Even more thrilling, they find that they can adapt the skills and powers of our characters and do the things that our characters do! Suddenly, a teenage girl can kiss a prince in a far-away kingdom or an old soldier can once again pick up a weapon and defend his country.
What inspires me to write? Extraordinary characters that live in my mind, captivating stories that touch my soul, profound experiences that have shaped my life, shuttering fears that keep me awake at night and comforting prayers that let me sleep…
In a word, what inspires me to write… breathing!
Gerard de Marigny is the author of the geopolitical thriller, _The Watchman of Ephraim_, Book 1 of THE WATCHMAN OF EPHRAIM series. The sequel, _Signs of War_ is scheduled for release in September 2011.
Gerard de Marigny resides in the beautiful foothills of Las Vegas, NV with his wife Lisa and his four sons. When not bending an arm with friends at the local pub, he's putting to paper the stories and characters that are alive in his mind.Author/Publisher Sites