The Alchemy of Words

By Sophia Kouidou-Giles

At the end of the day, here is what we writers do: we make magic when we delve into plots, set the stage, draw scenes, choose words, linger in the past or visualize the future. We levitate, turning into alchemists of the soul. We take ink and draft words. We take clay and give it shape. We take lead and turn it into gold.

Although we are common, everyday folk, our quest leads us to the temple to sacrifice at the altar of time and we pray for gifts and inspiration. Born observers, we set the camera lens wide to begin the story and settle into a draft…