Please welcome my wonderful friend and author Maria Savva and her new book Delusion and Dreams. I’ll let her take the word now.
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Looking through my blog archives recently, I can across a post I wrote back in June 2011, about writing. I was tagged by a fellow author to write a blog post describing what writing is like for me. I still feel the same way about writing, two years later, so I thought it would be nice to re-post it here.
Writing Is Like…
Writing is like walking into a movie theatre and having a choice as to what happens up there on the big screen… it’s exhilarating, exhausting, and it takes you away to places you never thought you’d go. It’s exciting. The way I write is by having a brief outline of what my novel will be about and then I start writing and the story flows as I go along. I create the characters and they will then direct me as to what should happen based on what type of person they are and what happened to them in their journey of life. Writing is like reading someone’s secret diary and finding out all their secrets and sharing them with the world… it’s only when you read over the finished product that writers will realise that those little secrets you are sharing are most often your own… Our subconscious mind is responsible for creativity and it also hoards a lot of information about our pasts. It’s all stored away there like old belongings in boxes in an attic that you just don’t want to get rid of. Some of the boxes have fun items which translate into the more humourous portions of the book, some of the boxes have been sealed because we’d rather not look back there, but sometimes if we take a peek, we can find that writing about it can somehow help us to deal with the darker memories. These usually translate to the more dramatic aspects of our writing.
Writing is a solitary experience but with all the characters in our heads and the stories overflowing in our imaginations writers are never really alone.
Writing is like baring your soul to the public, hanging your laundry out for all to see. The great Paulo Coelho once said, “Writing books is a socially acceptable form of getting naked in public”. Many writers will relate to that statement.
Twelve stories of betrayal, greed, revenge, deception, dreams, and courage.
We all struggle to find our way. What you see isn’t necessarily all there is. This collection takes you into the grey area, because the world is never just black and white.
Life is all about perspective. One person’s delusion is another person’s dream.
Includes five bonus stories.
Maria Savva lives and works in London. She studied Law at Middlesex University and The College of Law. She is a lawyer, although not currently practicing law. She writes novels and short stories in different genres, including drama, psychological thriller, and family saga. Many of her books and stories are inspired by her years working as a lawyer, although she has not written a courtroom drama to date. Her most recent novel is Haunted, a crime fiction/psychological thriller.
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Great analogy, Maria! I love that Coelho quote. Such truth there!
You new collection of stories is awesome, and I hope everyone grabs a copy!
Thanks for stopping by, Darcia 🙂
Thanks, Darcia! 🙂 Funny how 2 of my favourite people have the name ‘Helle’, your surname and Helle’s first name! Well, 3 actually, including your editor Bob!
Maria, I’d never even heard the name before meeting Michael. Now I see the name everywhere. Funny how that happens!
Hihi… Well it is an awesome name 😉