Life isn’t about finding yourself.
Life is about creating yourself.
Only a writer can be recipient to lines like that…
I think all of us-writers-whether poets, novelists, play wrights, etc., have a bit of a deeper feel for the universe.
You can call it God, or spirituality, or sliced peaches for all I care, but writers tend to be tuned in to some vibratory force from sights unseen, and it spills into our works.
You see it when a hero reaches in to find some aspect of himself he did not think he possessed, or when a villain is exceptionally evil, or even when cold winds blow over tall grasses forcing them to sway as though dancing to an aria of despondency.
We-the fiction writers-set off to create something from nothing, and yet that nothing is actually something just outside the scope of tangible. Our craft, if we’re good at it, is to relay that something intangible to our audience.
Sometimes it’s humorous, other times it’s horrifying, or elating, valiant, etc. Regardless, we want our readers to feel what we feel, and we feel deeply.
Give every writer a chance. Leave preconceived notions at the door, and if we don’t blow you away within the first few pages, know that we tried.