A Writer’s Desire…

 “The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader, but to affect him precisely as you wish.”

~ Robert Louis Stevenson

With great effort I labor, putting my words to paper, hoping to create an emotional response in my readers. How lovely to be drawn away from our own world and enter into a world wholly foreign and new. To be swept away into a climatic vision that brings forth a new feeling, or a fresh idea. But putting together a story is not an easy task. It is often with sweat and tears that the ideas form and the words take shape.

It is of great interest to me how writing a simple description can take so much thought and effort. How can one small paragraph take so many days, even weeks of preparation, yet when it finally comes together, is takes but a few moments?  The act of writing can be likened to pulling a molar firmly planted within the jaw. With great effort it is tugged and yanked before finally it is suddenly extracted.

Samuel Johnson stated that “what is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.” So then it is the responsibility of the writer to draw out of himself the very being of his soul in order to delight the reader as the author directs the journey placed before his audience. So hold on and come away with me as we journey together through the pages of my books.

~ Happy reading…..

Susan

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The Stone of Ebenezer Book Launch Party

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On Saturday, August 22, we celebrated the launch of my first novel in the Trilogy of Kings Saga, THE STONE OF EBENEZER. Barnes & Noble was an excellent host.

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I could not have accomplished such a successful event without the help of my friends and family. We had a large display area to set up; everyone lent a helping hand.

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At 2:00 pm, fans started gathering. We had many in attendance. It was amazing.

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Here are some highlights from the afternoon:

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The Sword

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The Armor

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The line to get the book signed.

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The Iron Spearhead

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Signing Books

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Ruth Lane getting her picture with the author.

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Judi Wiegman, Author of the Foreward

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My husband giving me “the look.”

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The youngest fan: my grandson Finn.

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My daughter, Ashley Taylor

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Heather Avary, Cover Artist

Thank you to all who participated in this celebration. The experience was awesome!

~Susan