What inspires me to make a book?
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Dianne Ochiltree
December 2010
Contributor
Written by
Dianne Ochiltree
December 2010

Today, good writing comes wrapped in a lot of packages:  theater, television, movies, radio, interactive websites, vlogs, blogs, podcasts, magazines, newspapers.  My favorite writing format, however, is the book.  I think it has to do with the process, both in creating a book and in reading one.  A book is developed slowly, over time, which means it can be simmered on your subconscious until it's done.  There is sufficient time for reflection and revision.  This is not true for many other forms of writing, which must be done on strict deadlines. Similarly, a book can be savored by the reader according to his or her own pace.  This is not true with other story-telling modes which must unfold in real-time.  The book reader has as much time as desired for reflection and appreciation of the words on the page.  A dedicated reader can excitedly pencil comments in the margins, or fold a corner page to mark a particularly loved passage, and read at leisure---or feverish race.  A book can hold big ideas as well as any other format, yes. But it has plenty of room for the beautiful, small moments, too.  It is perhaps the most intimate mode of communication between writer and reader.  All writers may feel the need to share their thoughts, emotions and visions with the world at large...but this writer prefers to connect with readers 'one on one' by creating a book we can both enjoy at our own pace.   

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