This week's Booking Through Thursday question is:
If you could write a book, what would it be about, and why? (Though, of course, some of you already HAVE.)
I almost abstained from this week's question because I have, indeed, written a book or two in my lifetime. (And I'm having a Hatfields & McCoys hangover, too. I became addicted to that mini-series this week to a point of distraction and now I want to get the soundtrack. Who knew Kevin Costner could sing?)
My answer to this question, however, is from one of my favorite quotes.
“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”
― Toni Morrison
Morrison's precept perfectly expresses how I feel about the variety of subjects and characters I find myself writing about. I choose subjects I want to better understand. This is why my topics are all over the place. Nature vs. Nurture. Religious cults. Viet Nam. Alcoholism. And my latest work-in-progress involves agoraphobia.
What about you? If you could write a book, what do you think you'd like to write about? And if you really want this to be the year you make the attempt to write the great American novel, why not start with National Novel Writing Month?
funny inspiring video, How To Write The Great American Novel, to get you going!