If I read a sad book, does that mean I can subconsciously write a sad ending to a happy story?
You know that, when we write, we don’t just spit words for nothing hoping they will make sense to our readers. It doesn’t work like that, not even for poetry. To write is to create an illusion. That’s why many writers say that writing is magic. What we do here is to create an experience where our readers believe that a person is speaking to them through our words, through our voices. It’s a beautiful illusion that amazes the other side of the paper or the screen when it’s well written. And we all have many voices in life, haven’t we? The private-life voice, the work voice, the serious voice…