You are in the beautiful world of a literary dreamer, ‘a conscious dreamer’.
And, before you roam around and read the dreamer’s fantasies, get to know her vision first.
Oh. Let me put it in simple words.
‘Know the author first.’
Although the author’s vision not necessarily dictates the readers’ vision. It is also not necessary that the author’s interpretation is always better than the others. However, it is the author’s direct influence that puts words to paper (or to a Word file nowadays). Moreover, just like any other writer, I will write my perception of the world and typically attempt to convince my point of view (of course).
However, it is you…you all my readers that interpret what I write and that only makes sense for you. And to be a good critical reader, it is very important on your part to know about me, my motives and my qualifications. Although, I am not writing a piece of history or a scientific method in sciences. Nevertheless, knowing me can at least help you put my views in perspective if not understand them better.
I think and I strongly believe in it that you should know ‘me’ a little bit before you take me seriously. And, seriously I always do this. I read about the author before reading his/her work. It helps me to read it better.
Here while I sit down and distill my ideas and wrestle those words into shape to make them read & heard; it is important for you to know about the times and environments that shape my life, reasons that prompt me to write and the decisions I make to turn that vision into reality. Know what is important for me and what is not, what I write and what I don’t. Know the other things I do besides writing to get additional insights into my writings. Know all you need to know.
Get all of it straight from the horse’s mouth – from the author herself. Meet the ‘hand behind the pen’ and know everything about her writing before you start following her blogs.
Know it all in the ‘About’ section there.