Tuesday, July 8, 2014

the genuine article...

“There is something about words.  In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts.  Inside you they work their magic.” Diane Setterfield

I love the thought. Even more so, I love the way the thought is worded. 

Setterfield is a true gothic writer. I don't know her personally but I would guess it is in her nature to be macabre.

I wonder how it feels to be so in sync with yourself as a writer.

I could start a list of writers that I think have this gift but I'd leave someone out for sure.

What about you - do you have a favorite writer who appears to be their most authentic self when writing?


  1. I have several favorites, none all that similar in genre or nature. But it's a thing you can just feel when you're reading the story that they're telling.

  2. Hmm, I don't know! PG Wodehouse for sure.

    1. And the world is a funnier place...