Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Julien Decorin on writing

Julien Decorin, who is currently working on her first novel, had this beautiful quote to share about writing and why it is so important to her.              
"Writing has always been a big part of my life. When I was little, I would tell stories to my mom that would come from my imagination even if they never made any sense. She nicknamed me her "little bard." I would write down short stories in notebooks I'd keep hidden from the rest of the world. (Yup I was the strange girl with a notebook.) The people I write about are not just characters, they are my friends. Although imaginary, they are real to me. I feel their joy, their pain and their sorrow. I want to give them as much pleasure as I can, but at the same time cause them as much sorrow as they can bare. We have a rather love/hate relationship at times, but they speak clearly to me as if they were standing in front of me. Any real writer in my opinion treats their characters as if they are real. If they are real to the writer, they will be real to the reader. Writing has been my life, my imaginary friends are my companions and I get to visit beautiful imaginary worlds with them." 
If you would like to learn more about Julien, you can connect with her on social media.

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