Dear authors! Dear readers! Happy International Author Day!
To celebrate it, here is my gift to all of you – get my action adventure fiction book Raven Boy for FREE:
Hurry! it will be available only until July 22nd, 2014!
I would like to say a huuuge THANK YOU! to all the authors out there for all the great stories they share, for the unforgettable moments of entertainment they provide, for all the life lessons they so generously give us, for stimulating our imagination, for making us travel to magical worlds and dimensions, and finally,
for changing our lives with their messages!
I can spend hours watching someone write. There is something magical about how a person takes a pen, the way he/she holds it in the hand, and then touches the paper with it to produce a series of unique and unexpected strokes that form letters and words. I believe, any piece of handwriting is like a piece of art.
When I started learning to write, we were using fountain pens with long metallic quills that could produce thin, regular lines, but also, if you push them a little harder into the paper, the stroke would widen, creating that gorgeous calligraphic effect. Another curious thing about these pens is that every single one of them is unique. The communication, the relationship you can establish with it will be unique too. I know for sure that for a lot of people the pen they are writing with is very important, especially if they are doing some sort of creative writing. The hand with the pen channel the thoughts and words to the paper and if this channel doesn’t feel right, it can even stop the flow of creativity.
So, to me there is something deeply enjoyable and satisfying in the very process of handwriting that always makes me want to renew the experience.
This desire is even stronger because the world around us triggers a never ending flow of ideas and situations that start evolving and living their own life, turning into stories. And each of them burns and longs to get materialized on paper. These stories and characters that are born in your imagination are somewhat like your children, dear and beloved. You want them out, to let them live, and sometimes this urge is so big that it becomes impossible to resist. And you stop whatever you were doing, take your favorite pen and a notebook, and surrender to the magic of writing.
Kateryna Kei, Author of Raven Boy, adventure and romance young-adult saga