Thursday, November 11, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Trailer Official HD, and other things.

Friday, Nov. 19, 2010

Very cool! Will you go see it?

Last week Joanne asked:

I'll go back to your writing roots. What made you decide to actually write a book? Do you remember when that spark took hold, and what incident, or words, or thoughts, brought it to life?

I dabbled in writing most of my life and that is saying something since I was switched from my left hand to my right and couldn’t read until my mother taught me phonics in the summer between 3rd grade and yes, 3rd grade. I had to repeat for obvious reasons.

Life sent me a tragedy when I was in my mid-twenties. I left that situation and was deeply affected. That was when I began to write in earnest. I never thought of publishing until I allowed my mother and a few friends to read my little story. All of them said I should try to get it published. That story went through many transformations and is in some measure reflected in what all my characters go through in all my subsequent stories. Isn’t that true of all of us? It resonates with readers because, while we all suffer things, they are not entirely the same thing, yet the emotions, the struggles; the heartache is much the same. Like our characters, we should all have hope, to come out of any trial a better, more compassionate person.

If you’d like to ask another question, give it a whirl.

Tomorrow I am hosting Mary Montague Sikes on her blog tour. Don’t forget to check in.


fire in the hooooole said...

i'm so excited and i'll be in queue next week., i like you're post, i'm currently writing a story and i'm trying to make make it finish. the characters and the scenes are quite a mess but i like my story somehow. your posts were great and they inspire me. thanks...

N. R. Williams said...

That is a great compliment fire in the hoooole. Thank you for leaving a comment.

Carolyn V. said...

Excellent answer. I've found that writing through difficult times, really makes it easier.

Woo hoo Harry Potter! (Sorry just had to say it.)

Jules said...

I guess that is why I write. Trying to solve things actions cannot explain, so we search for words. :)

Sorry, I know I'm not normal but Potter puts me to sleep :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

fire in the hooooole said...

hahaha, i fell asleep in one of the scenes of HP6, lol..but great series, i like it though..

sometimes, words don't come easy as the song said so music speaks. anyway, i agree with you jules.

np nancy, i'm glad i'm following you..

Holly Ruggiero said...

For me I painted though my difficult times. I write for totally different reasons.

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Carolyn. Woohoo is right.
Jules, we each have our own unique taste. That's why it is such a fabulous life.
Thanks for stopping a 2nd time fire in the hoooole. I must ask, in case you come back, what inspired that name?
Holly, art is just as effective a creative outlet. It is only recently for me however, that art was stress free. I don't know why.

Lynda Young said...

It's good to know how a writer starts. they are influenced. Thanks for sharing that piece of yourself.

N. R. Williams said...

Hey you're welcome Lynda. Also thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Jen Daiker said...

I am BEYOND excited for Harry Potter... like BEYOND excited. Thank you for the trailer!

N. R. Williams said...

Hey Jen, you're welcome. I'm excited too.