The home page of my website asks a thought provoking question when visitors click on DonnieMasters.com. It asks, where can we go today?
Why do I ask that question of my guests? Because I want people to know right away that my job as an author is to entertain you, nothing more. I want you to enjoy what I write so much that it takes you out of your world for a little while and places you in another time or place.
Here's the real deal. Once you are done with your formal education, most of the reading that you choose to do should be all about pleasure. Now I know some people have to read alot of stuff while working, but for now I am strictly talking about reading on your own time for entertainment.
In my opinion, the best forms of entertainment don't just entertain you for a couple hours, they also suck you into the story so much that you literally become one of the characters. Great movies do this. Good television shows make this happen as well. But for my money, I'll take books every time.
Why books? Simple. Only a book lets your mind fill in all the gaps between what is being described to you and how you visualize it. You make the characters out to look a certain way in your head. The grass is a particular shade of green. The car they're riding in just happens to be the same shade of blue as the first car you ever owned. YOU are creating the movie.
Unfortunately, I don't get to read as much as I used to. That's the curse of being a writer, after all. But the next time you're reading a book, and you fall into the story and start flipping pages quickly, remember the author that did that for you. You might just be helping someone like me.
Until next time,