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__may imagination rain down on me
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A beautiful little clip that I had to share with fellow readers, writers and anyone else who bothers to look. I’m waiting on technology to make reading this interactive, so much could be done but at the same time the beauty of reading is the imagination. If reading had action bits like this, would you still read it?
The beauty of this clip stands on it’s own but let’s think about it further. If we took the idea literally, would it devalue the reading experience for you? How would you react if a new stream of books were published using such interactive clips among the pages? Is this a possible future for books? (I personally don’t think so but it’s interesting to think about. I think the novelty would wear off.)
Does it provoke any thoughts for anyone else? Who else finds this totally AWESOME?
– Ermisenda Alvarez
I’ll nail my colours to the mast here. It’s part of my creative writing manifesto that it should be the words alone that paint the picture and stimulate the reader’s imagination.
I agree that creative writing should hold it’s foundation on creating the world only through words but I would love to see a new stream of writing in this interactive style.
Me! I find it totally awesome! 😀 this is so original and better expresses the text than the words only. Love it! Thanks for sharing!
I thought it was very original too! Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm. 🙂
I’m taking the middle road. There are times I would find it awesome as MD says but other times I think there may risk of diluting prose… nice change periodically, agree the novelty could wear off. 🙂
Yeah agreed, the novelty would wear off BUT there is a whole new world of possibilities. Prose always dilutes (new writers embarking on the literary path) and what “good prose” always changes. I think it would open a whole new world of possibilities to the creative world.
I think it would be good for children to make learning fun, but for me what I like about reading books is using the text to create a world by mixing with it my imagination.
You certainly have a point there. Often I don’t like movies based on books because the actors and acting don’t measure up to the hype of my imagination.