Today on the YAAR blog Christopher Mannino, Author of School of Deaths asks the question “are writer’s like Voldemort?” What do you think?
Written by Christopher Mannino
Two recent reviews compared School of Deaths to the Harry
Potter series. I decided to play on that a bit with this question: are
writers like Voldemort?
Voldemort’s magic mostly involves torturing and killing people.
He seems especially obsessed with a teenage boy, and finds ways
to get into the boy’s mind. A writer also uses
magic. Writers use a group of arcane symbols arranged into
clumps they call words. Like a spell, they can take an image,
something that only exists as a slight fancy in their imagination, and
dump it into the imaination of their reader. As I type, an
elephant walked in front of my window stinking of manure. Did
you picture an elephant, or smell manure? What if I then told
you there was no elephant? That…
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