Pulled into the story

United States
March 5, 2010 7:35pm CST
I am an author, in fact, the author of a small known fantasy novel called The Warriors: The Beginning, which I had self-published in an effort to satisfy curiosity to see what it would be like. I am now on my second upcoming novel which will be submitted traditionally. Right now, I am pulled into the tension of the novel, unable to stop myself from the destructive scenes which sends people and animals fleeing, the grounds blowing open, buildings crumbling to the ground while above in the skies, raging mythological beasts wage war, the very nature of their battle causing the mayhem far below them with bloodshed and death evident at every turn. I must admit, I am pulled into this, as I have never written anything like this, and literally it has pulled me into its clutches. Now, have any of you writers ever felt this way when you write particular scenes? What about those of you who read? Do you get pulled into certain scenes?
8 responses
@rosegardens (3043)
• United States
6 Mar 10
It sounds very intriguing. I can hardly wait until it is finished. I have experienced the same as you, being pulled into the scene, like I am a part of it. Whatever is going on in the story, it is happening around me. It happens if I read a descriptive book or passage.
• United States
12 Mar 10
Thank you and yes, it's always a pleasure to experience what the characters may be experiencing even when it is fiction. Your favorite character is angry and you can literally feel their emotions as if you were them. And sometimes they may do things that make you feel sad or wonder why they did it. Descriptive and compelling scenes are often the best. I would post a small sample of my sequel, but I don't have enough posts yet. Such a shame. However, you can read a sample at the web site. Just PM me for details since I'm pretty sure we cannot post links inside discussions.
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• United States
12 Mar 10
Yes, it is a shame as we need to have 500 posts before we can post links. The bad Mylotters who are probably not here anymore ruined it for us, I presume. I will pm you, I would be very interested to see your writing.
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
6 Mar 10
I use to write when I was younger, and I remember being drawn in to the scenes. The more I wrote, the more vivid it became -- I could even hear and smell what I was writing about. After 30 years of writing business correspondence, technical reports, etc., I seem to have lost my creative writing ability. If it's not lost, it's certainly in hiding. Good luck with your next novel.
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
6 Mar 10
I've noticed, too, that I'm loosening up with my writing the more I MyLot. Who knows, we could be the next novelists of the decade?
• United States
12 Mar 10
Writing can be both pleasurable and a pain. Many times I've felt inspired to write hours on end all day long until my brain went numb and I could no longer thing. But, just like the body needs to rest from physical activity, so too a writer needs rest from writer's burn out. This is why from time to time I will take a rest from writing every now and then to allow new ideas to form in my head before I begin to write. If I didn't, my writing would be senseless and without direction.
• United States
6 Mar 10
Hi! i am addicted to reading! i write songs and poems, nothing special. I love novels that refer to mythology so i will defintly buy your books! :) yeah i think different points in a book are sometimes more interesting than others. But sometimes writers focus too much on that one piece and it doesn't balance with the rest of the plot. If it's that interesting to write, im sure it'll be great to read. Don't forget to think about the overall book tho :)
• United States
12 Mar 10
Thank you for your comment. The first book should still be available through Amazon unless for some reason the publisher is withholding it. It's a print on demand book, so hopefully they will meet the demand. And no worries. The overall book of the sequel has not been forgotten. Everything that happens in the book happens for a reason which is admitted toward the end of it by the main evil character. I am currently still working on the sequel, but have taken a few days break to give myself time to think of how I want it to end. I'm nearly there, perhaps ten to fifteen pages left to write. And surprisingly, all of the events that happen in the book, which mostly focuses in inner turmoil in some shape or another, has me thinking about it day and night. It seems so very real, and then like a monster rising in front of you just when you come to the end of the crossroads, you realize you need to fight this monster in order to escape your troubles and take the safer path of the crossroads. This is what this book is like as best I can describe at nearly 5 in the morning.
• United States
13 Mar 10
I tried to find the book/series, but there seems to be more than one o.o
@samson1967 (7422)
• India
6 Mar 10
Its a privilege for all the mylotians to have authors like you, hope with your grammatical knowledge and vocabulary you can give a good knowledge and discussions for all of us.
• United States
6 Mar 10
Wow, no offence or anything, but I know how to write well. I just dont pay attention to spell out everything when im online. and if its too formal, it doesnt feel write when a conversation is casual. Nothing personal, but i notice alot of people on comenting each other on their grammar and spelling mistakes when its unneccessary
• United States
12 Mar 10
Even authors, just like publishers, editors, and then some can make mistakes such as typos, incorrect sentence structure, or even a misuse of a term or phrase, and then some. The key to becoming a successful writer is to know that you can make mistakes, yet be willing to fix and learn from those writing mistakes. And reading diligently really helps.
@frissph (130)
• Philippines
6 Mar 10
I'm no author, I just like reading books that interest me but I do know I have experienced being drawn in to certain scenes. There were two particular moments that I experienced this and I would like to agree that it's just something exhilarating about the whole ordeal. I felt that my body was literally floating above a scenery of characters and I was able to see what they see and feel for them like I was a character in that story. I haven't read any books lately that have done it for me but I do know that it's something that can still happen but it's just a matter of finding the right book.
• United States
12 Mar 10
I know exactly what you mean. When I am engrossed in a book I feel like I am there, experiencing the scenes, the emotions of the characters. In particular I was reading this scene in the The Shadow Within, Legends of the Guardian King, and a sorcerer of some type called Rhiad came forward and began to put some type of spell on the prince.. I had an instant disliking to Rhiad and immediately wanted to 'jump' into the book and pound him one. Rather silly though, but I can get deeply involved with my reading at times.
@opalina143 (1237)
• Morristown, New Jersey
6 Mar 10
Its the most incredible feeling in the world, isn't it? I remember when i wrote a novel in 9th grade - once I got going, really got to the heart of the story, the characters seemed to leap off the page and come to life in my mind, and live on their own, and the story seemed to unfold as they did what they did with no help from me- it was like I was along for the ride. It was like the story unfurled and I was complete in every aspect of it, and I raced along, caught up in it, I can't even describe how wonderful it was. God, I wish I could do that again! But I have lost my confidence to write. I started another novel, but I couldn't do it- its just too daunting now, I feel I am not good enough, that it will never be read or published, unlike in high school when I felt I could do anything. Every word I write I have to read and reread and it never seems good enough. I just dont feel like I'm a good enough writer. At some point, maybe when my hand is better (Im going to physical therapy for a break that won't heal) I will try again.
• United States
12 Mar 10
There is always that fear that someone may not like your work, but think of the missed opportunity for the many that will like your work. A lot of authors have felt your pain. JK Rowling was one of them I believe, and today look at her now. And yes an injured hand is great cause to dampen one's writing spirits. I remember when I accidentally cut my right wrist by pushing too hard on a glass window. Seven stitches and a splint. I had a hard time holding a pencil, but since I loved to write and draw I was too stubborn to give my hand a rest, and found a way to hold my pencil. Rather uncomfortably I might add. There was another time I sprained my wrist in a three car collision. It was difficult to type without pain, and to use a pen or pencil, but I was stubborn like before and did it any way, with rest in between. Point is, many writers write because they have a story they want to tell. They want to share it with someone, or even many. And sometimes, a writer wants to tell themselves a story and not share it. It's up to you to make that decision, but if writing is something you enjoy, are you so ready and willing to give it up?
@kaylachan (4776)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
6 Mar 10
I have had that happen to me before. I may not like to read much, but I do sometimes read, and write. I'll get so wrapped up into a story or a scene that I feel as if I'm a part of the story. I can actually get into the minds of the characters, and its a very good thing when I'm witting. Though I admit I get so bad time seems to stop sometimes. OH, and good luck on your second book.
@MrKennedy (1994)
6 Mar 10
It's a pleasant surprise to actually stumble upon somebody that has made it as an author. It has always been a dream of mine to get published, and I have much appreciation for anybody who can do it because I know just how difficult it is to have your work accepted