When I write a story I want it to live and to do that I need to disappear. In a really good story you never see the writer’s hand. The characters come alive, they laugh and cry, become our friends, and sometime our enemies but the creator isn’t remembered until we close the cover.
Which makes me think of Johnny Depp, the master of disguise.
He disappears into a character so completely that it’s hard to find one familiar aspect that shows the actor underneath. If we didn’t know it was him…we would never see it. His characters are so different from one another yet he breaths life into each one with almost no effort at all. And...he's hot.
At least until dinnertime when you have to grab the burning chicken off the stove and one of the kids hits the other one with a wet towel and you have to separate them as you yell at your husband why did we have this many kids anyway and can we take them back and oh god where did you put the Excedrin Migraine?
Fighting off supernatural beings seems a lot easier most days.
Have a great weekend!