What are some things that help you really connect with a

What are some things that help you really connect with a

10/25/2021, 6:11:37 PM
What are some things that help you really connect with a story? For me, anything well-written in a style I love immediately plugs me in. But for the most part it’s usually seeing a bit of myself in the story somehow. Maybe it is a topic that I really love, a trait I admire that a character has, or having gone through/am going through something the characters are. . Thank you to @epicreads for gifting me a copy of Heidi Heilig’s latest release “A Kingdom for a Stage”. (I got book one, “For a Muse of Fire” in my @litjoycrate last year!) I was reading through Heilig’s comments on how she wanted to write about a main character who shares a mental illness with her and seeks a real life treatment for it. In addition to this, she wanted to create a magic world out of her obsession with theater, where in her youth her manic highs let her shine. This added to her obsession of death and spirits that occupied her mind when she was at her lows. (I’ll put the synopsis of book one in the comments today!) . I love when authors share this kind of background information on themselves and how it shaped a story they wrote. We always say that certain characters helped us not feel so alone in our plights, but it’s nice to know when there is a real person behind it— whether you relate to a high or a low point with the characters. Do you have any specific books or authors that you connected with on a deeper level? I connected so hard with “The Astonishing Color of After” and with Lara Jean from TATBILB on their family life + what it can feel like being half Asian and how it often feels hard finding where you fit. . #foramuseoffire #akingdomforastage #heidiheilig #newrelease #fantasy #yafantasy #amreading #bookstagram

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