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Sunday, March 4, 2012
C'mon... Why Do You WRITE?
Why Do You Write?
I think for most authors the answer is simple… we have no choice. The words and stories are in our heads. We simply have to get them out.
But are there deep-rooted motives? Truth.
I know in my case that there are. I wrote my vampire stories because I was blown away by Anne Rice. Though not a romance writer, she was my idle. The way she painted vampires through words was astounding. Call me old school, but she’s got ‘something.’ While I could never be her, she inspired me to write about vampires. She inspired me to ‘class them up.’ Yes, it can be done. And no, it’s not the concept of humanizing them. It’s the act of making them beautiful for who they are. A soul lost. A soul regained. New beginnings. Pride.
I wrote my Highlander Time-Travels because I fell in love with the concept of Highland Clans sticking together through the centuries. That my husband’s clan and mine were intermarried for three hundred years during the medieval period was icing on the cake. History is amazing and it’s mine… and yours! I wish more people took advantage of it. History was so proud and did everything it did especially for us. *winks*
Last but not least, I wrote about paranormal investigators for no other reason than I think that there should be more of them. I’m not a huge fan of the scientific outlook on paranormal activity but I respect it. Okay, I voiced my ‘disclaimer!’ Done. I openly invite all non-believers to comment at this blog. Now that would make for some good ol' fashioned debate. Let’s chat electro magnetic fields. *grins*
I told you the 'why's' behind my writing. So what about you?
Award-winning New Hampshire native, Sky Purington writes a cross genre of paranormal/fantasy romance heavily influenced by history. From Irish Druids to Scottish Highlanders many of her novels possess strong Celtic elements. More recently, her vampire stories take the reader to medieval England and ancient Italy. Make no mistake, in each and every tale told you'll travel back to another time and revisit the romanticism history holds at its heart. Sky welcomes feedback from readers and can be contacted at Sky@SkyPurington.com.
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