but I like Skittles far better than water and, let’s be honest, they’re just more exciting.
Another thing I’m also constantly reminding myself of is that sometimes, less is more. In some cases, it can be SO much more. We as writers get obsessed by the images we see in our head and are compelled to relay every detail imaginable to our readers, but it’s important to remember that there is also a great deal of magic to be found in the story that exists in the white, wordless spaces of the page as well. That extra space only the reader can fill out for themselves. Imagination is a wondrous thing.
BF: You mention that you’re a writer of magical realism, which is a genre that is unfamiliar to many readers and writers. How would you define magical realism?