"Turn on the fan, someone! Hey, no pun intended."
An author's goal is to create the illusion that what you are reading is more than words on a page. You are to fall in love with the hero, fear for the protagonist, despise the antagonist - all as if the characters are living, breathing entities and you are part of the cast of characters.
This is what every reader hopes for. He/she surrenders to the fantasy, and reality is blurred so artistically, the reader is unaware of the seduction.
One of my favorite hobbies is photography. Recently I observed a scene that was so beautiful, I had to grab my camera. It had occurred to me that if the scene was taken out of context, few would be able to guess what was in the snapshot. An illusion had been created.
So, just for fun, I'm challenging you to guess what is in the scene of the above photograph which has not been modified. I will offer a free ebook of The Guardian's Wildchild to the winner.
Hint? This was taken in front of my house.
Hmmm, I wonder if I could sell this as a masterpiece and make a ton of pesos?