I’ve said before that my blog voice, fiction voice and Real Life voice are all pretty much the same.
The following 3 in the 3rd person …
(Are you following the numerology here?)
- I’m a keen observer (aka nosey cow)
Wherever I am – in the supermarket, on public transport, at the school gates –
I’m watching you ...
I check your mannerisms …
I eavesdrop on your conversations …
I imagine your story.
(Not scaring you, am I?)
- I’m also pathologically empathetic
I see where you’re coming from even when you’re being vile to me.
This means I’ll often end up putting your needs before my own.
But as a writer I reckon it enables me to think myself inside someone else’s skin and create believable characters.
(Though if you don’t agree, I’ll understand of course …)
- I’m a natural story teller
My life is strung together like a series of anecdotes. It’s part of the oral tradition and I have endless fascination for hearing other people’s stories too.
I can go on for hours (and frequently do) conjuring up tales from my past or from family history.
It’s part of the oral tradition and I have endless fascination for hearing other people’s stories too.
- And I’m an avid reader
Since I first toddled my way round the shelves of the children’s library, I’ve always had a book on the go.
I read in all styles and genres and though these days I read more critically, seeing what works and what doesn’t has become an additional part of the pleasure.
I feel sorry for people who are unwilling or unable to access the infinite worlds contained between the covers of a book.
(Are you listening, sons of mine?)
I’m not going to do the tagging thing –
- just do it if it chimes with you.