Monday, May 2, 2011

The Power of Words

Pamela Tracy here. Lately I've been thinking about the power of words. It started with a video I watched at work.

It seems so simple, yet no other passerby thought of it.

Words are my world. I write in the morning, I teach English by day, and if I get a little extra time at night, like steel to a magnet, I'm wanting a book to read.

We authors deal with really only five plots.

Man vrs Man

Man vrs Self

Man vrs Nature

Man vrs Society

Man Vrs Machine

We take what's already been done and try to do it better? differently? No, we do it in our own unique way. That, my friend, is called voice.


PamelaTracy said...

Thank you, Maryrose. Glad you stopped by.

Rachel said...

Very interesting take on this. I never thought of it that way.

Sheila Deeth said...

Nice. Thanks.

PamelaTracy said...

The video really made me think about how we approach words.

PamelaTracy said...

Glad you liked it.

PamelaTracy said...

I'd never have found the courage to change his sign, not without asking.

J. Graham said...

Loved the Video!

PamelaTracy said...

Really makes you think, huh?

Ausjenny said...

Oh wow what a difference a few words make. that is soooooooooooooooo powerful.

PamelaTracy said...

I knew you'd get it.

PamelaTracy said...

There's another breakdown of seven plots, but I can't remember them.
Perspective is, indeed, everything.