This is a cross-post from Tangled Up in Words

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There’s something powerful in words, a freedom that allows us to reach beyond our daily voices and actions to something more pure. For me, I write to find that purity of opinion and thought.

See, I am the definitive opinionated person. I like to talk about all the things we aren’t supposed to talk about—religion, race, prejudice, you name it—and I love the passion that these issues tend to bring out. I love people, and I tend to root for the underdog, so you can imagine my stance on many of these things. I want so much for this world and tend to feel that we go about our daily lives oblivious to the world around us.

All that said, I am wildly respectful of others. So instead of talking about racism and prejudice and how we handle anything outside the norm, I wrote GRAVITY, which at root takes a look at the moral dilemma of what extents humans would go to gain back full control of Earth.

And it’s not just GRAVITY.

Everything I write has a theme, and while I’m not so arrogant as to believe I can change the world, I do hope that my novels give pause. I hope readers think as they’re reading them, about not just the story, but our world and how we exist in that world. I want my stories to be fun and action-packed, but if a reader turns the last page of my book without thinking at all, then I’ve failed as an author.

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Published on April 12, 2012 10:53 • 220 views
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Angie Again, well said, Melissa! :)


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