Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Blog Chain: Reality or Fantasy?

The fabulous blog chain started on Girl With a Notebook yesterday with the fun question, do you prefer reality or fantasy? Why?

Now I'm going to tackle as both a reader and writer because my answer is one in the same. Fantasy. No question about it. I have reality in my life all the time so when I read or write I like to go someplace else. I like the escape, not because my life is so rough or anything, but its fun. Maybe its the dreamy artist in me but I love imaginary places and people.

On the flip side of that is the fact that I love urban fantasy because I can relate so well to it. The whole ordinary life meets exciting impossible elements hooks me every time. I like a good strong blend of reality and fantasy. I guess there's reality mixed into every story if you really think about it. The reality aspect of the characters and what they feel and experience are what tie us in to a story and make us care.

Even though I prefer to write and read fantasy I have a lot of respect for reality writers. It's not easy to create an entertaining book made up of everyday stuff. And strangely enough I have two stories waiting in the wings that don't have an ounce of fantasy in them. (Hmm, wonder if that's why I keep pushing them aside?)

Wow, that was a pretty random answer I wrote - hope it makes sense. lol

Stop by to see what the other girls prefer.
Monday - Girl With a Notebook
Tuesday - here
Wednesday - Somewhere Nowhere In My Kingdom
Thursday - From Elysium
Friday - Lin Wang - Teen Writer


KLo said...

I never really thought about enjoying fantasy being due to experiencing reality every moment of every day ... that's an interesting perspective : ) (and an interesting post!)

Sarah said...

"Some people may want to slap me for this comment, but I have to come to the realization that if I can't snag an agent that has the connections and experience to get my book in the right publishers hands, I don't want one. Seriously. It's all or nothing for me at this point."

Ditto Girlie!

Sarah said...

Actually... I think my comment was supposed to go under an earlier or later post. Lol... oh well. I agree with this post too. I like escaping, and I like the ability fantasy gives you to use metaphors freely.