Saturday, April 16, 2016

N = Neverland

The Never part of Neverland came from the new places of Australia, the Never Never.  The Never Never was a place many people went but didn't return, the outback.

One of the things I like about writers is that we incorporate so much of what's going on around us in the piece. Then later we see how what was happening in current events or our lives seeped into the story.

Intentionally, I want my story to be uplifting maybe even a little inspirational. Truly I'd like all have all the crap I've been through be useful to others.


Anonymous said...

I feel the same way. A lot of my life seeps into my writing too. I think it's hard not to be influenced by what surrounds you daily. And I think that it makes us experience life on a deeper level too. It's good for us and the writing!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love that about writers as well...writers truly make a difference in the world

Ann Bennett said...

That is so cool Kate.

I have heard that American writing is distinguishable from other English speaking countries in often our stories have morals. I know mine does. But, I have thought the themes of most stories do have messages.

Stephanie Faris said...

That's what is so interesting about classics--we can see how life was during the time those books were written.

Tony Laplume said...

Strange how much Australia loomed in fiction. I had no idea Neverland came from it. But then, we also have Oz, which is far more obvious.