Authors, Writers, Publishers, and Book Readers
What does it mean when you drop in on your characters, in the very room, and smell the smells and feel the tension, and hear the different voices as the words fly across the room? Is it okay to be that deeply involved in the story where you become the silent partner, pulled along from place to place, outside feeling the sun on your face or inside a darkened room smelling the air thick with cigarette smoke. Is it alright to be there, and if it is, how long should you stay there?
I think to write a work that will truly entice and grip readers it has to be utterly believable and if whilst writing you can hear the characters and feel the atmosphere in the room, that is a very good sign that your characters and the scene your trying to create is working!
Isn't the point in reading and writing often to escape reality and slip into another more enticing world?