Caution, perceptions not always accurate!

“Mommy, please print me a blank piece of paper.”

I reached under my desk, pulled some unused pages from my printer and handed them to Youngest. 

Let’s just say I made the top of his most-awesomest-mom-ever list by “printing” his special paper. 

This magic trick is one I strive for when writing.  I want my readers to experience the awe of a great story without seeing the reality behind it.  I don’t want them to watch my struggles to make a character believable or do a half-baked job of muddling through my story arc.  I don’t want them to know the sweat and tears that went into editing. 

Instead, I want them to walk away from the last page of my books and believe the story was printed just for them.  Magically, effortlessly, awesomely.

So how do we accomplish this as writers?

I don’t know.  You tell me.

10 responses to “Caution, perceptions not always accurate!

  1. I wish I knew! I think that’s the trick – making it seem effortless and smooth 🙂

    I love the analogy – magic paper is great!

  2. I’m still figuring it out! It’s fun! 🙂

  3. Maybe if we print our stories on your magic paper…. can I have some? 😉
    I’m with Laura, I’m still figuring it out too.

    • Now that sounds like a good deal. Magic paper for writers. Reminds me of the black waxy paper that kids can scrape away and find the beautiful colors underneath.

  4. I don’t know if anyone could answer that question, even those people out there who accomplish that. Just write the best story you can. Maybe we should all be striving to knock our own socks off and hope for someone who shares our tastes.

  5. Haha, love the ‘magic paper’! 🙂

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