As a writer I strive to make the reader feel what I want. I love it when I am reading a book and get those uneasy butterflies in my stomach. I love it when a first kiss happens and truly impacts your emotions. I love feeling what the characters do. I love when heartbreak happens and I cry because I feel so bad for whoever it is.
When I write I try to invoke these emotions as much as possible. I think when we read books we try and escape. Speaking from experience, I love to read because books are so much better than my life. Don't get me wrong, I have a great life. I have people who love me and I am truly happy. But there is nothing like a great romance novel. You just can't beat it!
Sometimes I am actually embarassed when I read at work. I work at a gym so during lunchtime it is very quiet. I use this time to edit but recently I have been reading a lot. I actually feel the physical emotions when reading. Sometimes I'll be sitting and suddenly blush. Now a bystander would think I was crazy. How is it that reading a book can make us feel so much! There's nothing like it.
I try to make my characters as real as possible. I think feeling emotions directly corresponds with our connection with the people. If a character is boring or maybe too far fetched, they are unrelateable. How can we feel sorry for someone we don't understand. That's why making a character who is relateable is so important.
I also think dialogue plays a huge factor in it. I know how I feel when I wait for a text message from my boyfriend first thing in the morning. I know a normal conversation between us, and we are very much in love. When a character is talking or texting to their loved one in the story it has to be realistic. People don't just come out and say I love you. No, it has to build. You have to take steps.
I have to go but I will continue this later...
© Taylor Lavati 2017
What Readers Have to Say...
"An absolutely heart wrenching read that shows us that at times no matter how much we hope, darkness will find its way to win. "
-Blogger's From Down Under for A Reliant Love
"So this book is the ultimate love story. I like how two ordinary people who is so different and still so alike in so many ways can overcome everything together."
-Angelica Berglund for For The Love of Hockey
"I never thought I would read a "zombie book", much less love one. The Last Legacy really surprised me. Even with the whole people-eating-people thing, it was a fantastic book"
-Melannie S for The Last Legacy
"I could not wait to start book two. If this book was as good as book one, then I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. It wasn't as good as book one...it was better. "
-Keely Retchloff for Finding Sam
"The powers, the love, the excitement, the drama kept me so enthralled. If you are looking for a GREAT series about true love and mythology, look no further... I wish I could rate 10 stars! Definitely recommend this whole series to all my book loving friends!"
-The Book Blog for A Curse Books Trilogy
"For the Love of Ash" by Taylor Lavati was a rare 5-star read for me. I honestly find many typical romances rather dull and predictable. This was not the case at all here; there was nothing average about the romance, overall storyline, and the long list of supporting characters."
-Summer's Book Blog for For The Love of Ash
"Wingless isn't what I would normally pick up and read, but thought I'd try it out and I am so glad I did. The characters and "worlds" she creates are done so well that you can actually picture them and feel like you are there right along with the characters."
-JLH for Wingless
For The Love of Hockey | January 2016
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