"That's some imagination you got!" Only the look I received was strange. Almost as if the silent query was "are you all right?"
I just smiled at my mom and helped her with the computer mouse and scrolled down as she continued to read. I had her over for coffee and she was reviewing the antagonist in my novel The Third Power.
She said "he gave her the woolies." Ahem, I wondered if maybe I did.
Is the natural ability to embellish a writers gift?
On my word doc I can live in any fantasy land I chose and with a thriller genre, I can create all types of lunatics, and still call myself normal, talented, and gifted.
Well, bless my soul!
Embellish: According to the dictionary it means; 1. to increase the beauty of something by adding ornaments (we call them words) 2. To make an account or description more interesting by inventing or exaggerating details. (Yep I’m thinking I kinda always fit in with that description) 3. To add extra notes, accents, or thrills, to make it more beautiful or interesting (ever over research something to death? - any honest critique yawns and says boring.)
Writers, what type of embellisher are you?