Okay, most of you who know me well, know that I'm a huge Taylor Swift fan. Yes, I'm a teeny bopper at heart - NOT! I can guarantee that there were as many adults at that concert as there were young girls and they didn't go "just because they had to take their daughter." I really like her songs!
Fact 1: I was hesitant to go. I heard she didn't sing very well in concert and I didn't want any TSwift disappointment clogging my love for her music.
Fact 2: IT WAS AWESOME!!! Yeah, I could probably find stuff to critique if I wanted to be that kind of person, but I don't. I was rocking out like a kid again and it was great! Didn't even have trouble driving home because my adrenaline was still going and my mind was reeling.
What I think...
Taylor Swift is INSPIRING! Like for real! And that is part of what makes her so powerful. Every once in a while during her concert she'd take a moment to talk about something and it usually had to do with her dreams or her songs or how she came up with something. OR LIFE! Then she'd bust out whatever song went right along with what she was saying and it made that song even BETTER! The girl knows what she's doing. And whether she means it or not - it WORKS! She really seems to get it and teenagers can really relate to what she sings about. Shoot- even old women like me can relate!
It goes along with writing a book. Readers want a character they can relate to. It doesn't mean we can't use our imaginations to embellish and make that character stand out, but we need to make them someone the reader can responds to.
What do you think? Are you a character person? Do you like books where you feel strongly about the characters? What makes them real to you?