Saturday, November 02, 2013

Writers Live Twice

Just a reminder that a good deal of what we write ( 99.9%) comes from our perceptions of the world in which we live.  Of course, that includes the world in which we live while we read and listen to other folk's stories.

I am in the closing pages of Martin's Game of Thrones, Book Three and am utterly convinced that the curmudgeon who wrote these words really did live through the governments on the planet Earth for the last fifty years. It is also clear that he has lived through a reading of pre 20th Century history as well. I love what I am reading. I am not only moved but also motivated by Martin's talent as a story teller.  Who is your fav of late?