Guest Author Patrick O’Scheen

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The day I first called myself a writer, I cringed at the very thought. I heard the reply in conversation, “And…what do you write?” While the obvious answer would have been ‘books’ or ‘novels’, ‘fiction’ or ‘fantasy,’ I winced at the idea of letting anyone know that I had put my very soul on paper. I felt like I would have been on a street corner, exposing myself in public with words. I hid from the very notion…and I’m still hiding today.

The things that have run through my mind about my profession and myself at times amaze me. I have read articles calling the essence of what I do a craft…and maybe the actual telling of a story involves crafting. One needs to know where the commas go and how a sentences gets from the brain to the paper. However, there is much more than mechanics involved…or at least there should be.

To be honest, I prefer to think of my work as art. It is an artist who takes a craft one step farther… I paint with words. The pictures are, albeit, in the mind. As the reader, you see what I have envisioned, feel what I have intended and add your own interpretation to the mix.  

There is no greater reward than to have touched a mind, inspire a thought. 

And…what do you write?

Sit down. Put your feet up. Crack open a book cover…and find out.

Patrick

Author of Dreamer, Seer and Kris

Dreamer and Seer are part of the Chronicles of Marithe, a fantasy series that transports the reader to a world of dragons and magic. The next installment of the group should release in 2014.

Kris – a murder mystery about a boy and his cat was released on Amazon on Nov 8th!

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Dreamer

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Seer

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Kris

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13 thoughts on “Guest Author Patrick O’Scheen

  1. Patrick, your words not only come from deep within your soul, they resonate to the reader in such a way that they catapult you directly into the world of your amazing dragons, kings, and wonderful images that envelope you as you read . . . all else is forgotten as you immerse yourself in the realm of make believe. When a writer can capture a reader to the point of not being able to put a book down, in my opinion that writer (YOU) is the best of the best!

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  2. ” I winced at the idea of letting anyone know that I had put my very soul on paper.”

    I remember this feeling very well. Writing has that inherent quality of exposing the real you behind the words which is both exhilarating and terrifying at the same time.

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  3. I particularly like this sentence, Patrick: “As the reader, you see what I have envisioned, feel what I have intended and add your own interpretation to the mix.” That’s pretty much the way I feel about my books. And, boy, do readers add their own interpretation! I find people’s impressions and interpretations of my books fascinating! Personal quirks and preferences really do come into play when they read!
    I used to be wary about telling people I was a writer, but now that I’ve got six books in print, I just trumpet it to everybody shamelessly! LOL

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