charles french words reading and writing
There is magic in stories. Magic is the transmutation of objects or the manipulation of the world in ways that move outside the realm of science. Whether or not magic is real in the sense of the here and now world is not the point; magic is a metaphor for fiction. Stephen King says, “books are a uniquely portable magic” (104). This magic is in the words, in their transmitting from the writer to the reader other worlds and ideas. In writing fiction, writers create a world that was not there; even so-called realistic, literary writers create an alternate world that readers inhabit when they read the book. The writers and the readers, in a mystical incantation, create another reality, one that can be so strong sometimes that readers can be moved to tears or laughter or sadness or joy or grief or sorrow or despair or hope. Readers…
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Great reblog Jennie!
Thank you, Kim!
Oh, Jennie. I have lost my magic. Reality is awful without it.
Yes, it is! The good news is that sometimes it only takes a small thing to bring back the magic. ❤️
Great choice to reblog. Stories are the food that allows our imagination to grow. Without them, life would be dull.
Best wishes, Pete.
True there is magic in stories
Indeed there is. 🙂
Jennie, thank you so much!
You are welcome, Charles!
The magic of stories has been an enduring constant in my life, from my first moments of consciousness.
That is wonderful, Liz! My magic of stories began when I started teaching and reading aloud. It’s never too late. 🙂
No, it’s never too late for the magic of stories.
Thank you for mentioning, Jennie! So true, with stories we can dive into other worlds, making our own thoughts, not like in movies pre-created ones. Michael