Discovering those moments is one of my favorite parts of writing. But immediately after I've been affected, I then hope there might one day be a reader who will also find themselves altered by my words or ideas.
In my novel, TOUCHING THE SURFACE, this thought grew from my fiction and has had a lasting effect on how I see and navigate the world...
Life altering mistakes are meant to alter lives.
And as a reader, I've recently been deeply moved by Maggie Stiefvater's Raven Cycle. This particular quote from book Four--The Raven King stuck with me...
“If you can’t be unafraid, Henry said, be afraid and happy.”
In everything I read and write, I am always on the lookout for facts and truth that grow from imagination and fiction. I loved to plumb my own depths and share what I've discovered. I also crave exposure to universal truths as they appear through someone else's lens of experience.
I would love it if you'd share your moments of illumination as a writer and or a reader. What facts have grown from your fiction?