Stephen D. Lalonde

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Life to Fiction

Posted on October 2, 2022 at 12:55 AM

As an author, I draw heavily on my life’s experience. Some of what I write draws on my imagined experience and dreams. Dr. Maxwell Maltz convinced me in his book Psycho-Cybernetics, that a vividly imagined experience can be just as valid as a ‘real’ experience. I find it true with some dreams. They both (dreams and imagined experiences) often come with very detailed and ‘real’ sensory input. As I wrote MENTU THE NUBIAN, I realized later that when Melaius meets his grandson, Doros, it was drawn very directly from the feelings I had upon ‘meeting’ my two grandsons. I think that Sinon and Mentu and even Strymon are drawn from the person that I am and have been. Life to fiction, or stated another way, art imitating life.

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