Girls Write Out
Monday, March 11, 2013
I've had this thought before, but yesterday I took the time to write it down and stick it on a pin. (I actually took this photo in a castle in England.)

I put it on my facebook page and have gotten over 70 shares, so it must ring true to others too.

On one hand, the whole idea makes me feel a lot of pressure as a novelist. My only tool: words. On the other hand, I wouldn't want to be in charge of an entire cast of people, sets, lighting, and tracks either.

I also wonder, with all the tools available to movie makers, why do I always like the book better? Maybe imagination trumps reality. What do you think?

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Denise Hunter  
posted at 10:15 AM  
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At 12:06 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

There are things the novelist can do that actors/singers can't as well. I've always thought a good novel can spin a story better than anything we SEE because our imaginations are not utilized.

I think that's why I love a good psychological thriller movie but hate a horror movie. : )

At 1:46 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

That makes sense. Another thing is that with a novel we're inside the heads of the characters. With a movie you only get as far as the skin.

At 3:29 PM, Blogger jel said...

Books over movies, esp. these days

there's not much if any imagination in movies today , just remakes from Older and better movies. IMO

At 6:34 AM, Blogger Timothy Fish said...

The thing that makes a novel better is that the reader imagines most of the scenery, the voice of the characters, and many other things. Because the reader is pulling these things from things they know, the world of the book is a familiar place. As writers, it is our responsibility to provide triggers for these memories, but it is the reader who does the acting, the lighting, the set, and the sound track.

At 9:34 PM, Blogger Candice Sue Patterson said...

I prefer books over movies (and I love watching a good movie). As the reader, I get to be the characters, the actors. I see a mini-movie in my head as I read the words. With a movie there's a sense of disconnect. And if it's a novel turned film, I'll usually read the book first because it's always better. For example, The Help. The movie version didn't do the book justice.

At 11:11 AM, Blogger nikita sharma said...

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