Sunday, June 17, 2018

Happy Father's Day, I didn't know.

So today is Father's Day and first I hope and pray that everyone had a wonderful day. Also being that this is an author's page and it's about writing and inspiration. I wanted to share with all of you a funny story. This morning I had no idea that it was Father's Day. My small children tried to tell me but they kept saying that Father's Day was in June. So I responded with yes it is. After getting a shower and getting dressed for church. I came down stairs and my two older children gave me home made cards that they had made in school. But it's almost the end of the school year and I really didn't believe if was Father's Day yet. I was going to check on the computer but time got away from me and I didn't get a chance before church. So as soon as I get to church everyone is wishing me a Happy Father's Day, and it was at that point that I finally accepted that it must in fact be, Father's Day.

So I'm sure by now you are asking, what does this have to do with writing? Well, it has to do with perspective. My perspective was that it couldn't be Father's Day yet, my kids perspective was that it is, they just didn't express it well. Then people came up to me wishing me a Happy Father's day, were also saying things about how I was a great father. Their perspectives were from views I had not even thought of before. Later in the day I looked at the cards my girls made me and they both gave a reason of why I am a superhero, and not just their father. One of them said it was because I take them fishing with me. This came from my daughter who is obsessed with fishing. She has even taken a book I have on fishing and put it in her back pack, keeping it for herself. The other said it was because I buy her pizza and then she looked me right in the eye and continued. You buy me cheese pizza. This is my little girl that loves cheese pizza and will not eat any other kind. I realized that it wasn't just be that was paying attention to things my kids like, but they had also taken noticed that I was taking an interest in them. I'm sure you see what I mean, perspective, from different views, people, and angles.

In writing we have to not just see perspectives from all our characters we create, but also how all the other characters perceive them. Especially when dealing with our main characters. I wasn't trying to do a lesson on perspective today but besides having a great day with my kids and wife, that is exactly what I did.

I hope this post has inspired all of you authors out there to take some time, and look at all the perspectives, from all the characters in your life, and at all the views that can come from all of them. Then use what you have learned, and get creative with it.

As Always, Happy Reading and Writing Everyone.

G. D. Talbot