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Every book has a soul

"Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it." Carlos Ruiz Zafon (The Shadow of the Wind)I've heard it once said that everything was created spiritually before it was created physically. I couldn't agree more. Especially with books.
As an author, there is more than brainpower that goes in the pages I write. It's my fears, my struggles, my doubts, my hopes, my growth . . . essentially, my soul. I put all of my in the books I write, both fiction and nonfiction. I don't know how to write any differently.

I think it's because writing is my therapy. If you lie to a therapist, you'll never make progress. Same with writing. If you lie when you write, it will never be good, never be real.

You could argue that fiction is, in a sense, a lie, that it is a made up story, totally fabricated and untrue. While these thing are true, authors of GOOD fiction cannot lie. If…

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