Hi everyone! This is stop number 19 on the Indie e-Con scavenger hunt. Today I am hosting a post from C. B. Cook. If you haven’t seen the beginning yet, here is the first stop. You can find all the stops here. Collect the clues from every post for a chance to win some great prizes.
Hello, friends! I’m C.B. Cook, indie-published author of Twinepathy and its soon to be released sequel Lightporter. I’m so excited to be a part of the Indie e-Con again this year! To introduce myself, I thought I would talk a little about why I chose to write, and specifically why I write about superheroes.
I’ve been writing almost as long as I can remember, starting in elementary school, but I only started writing about superheroes in the past few years. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about why I enjoy writing about superheroes, and I realized there are a few big reasons.
First, having superpowers is such a cool idea. Who hasn’t wished they could turn invisible or use telekinesis to get that snack you left in the other room or the remote that’s just out of reach? What about using superspeed to clean up your room in two seconds, or teleporting over to a friend’s house or to visit your family? Superpowers, while unrealistic, are still a really cool idea.
Another reason I like writing about superheroes is that I like to explore different ways of using those powers and determining the extent of their powers. My light manipulating character can use those powers to teleport, but can he teleport anywhere? I love to set the limits on a character’s power and then put them in a situation where those limits are challenged, or the characters themselves are forced to try to use their power in a different, unconventional way.
Finally, one of the most important reasons I enjoy writing about superpowers is to see how real people (or in this case, characters) interact with having superpowers. For example, what about a character who can read minds? They could use their powers in their everyday lives to listen in on people’s thoughts, but that’s also invading other’s privacy. That can make a character even more complex, creating moral dilemmas for them and showing their priorities. Giving a character superpowers is a good way to discover their priorities.
So those are a few of the reasons that I like to write about superheroes! I’m super excited to meet all of you and to participate in the Indie e-Con, and I hope you guys enjoy it as well!
Bio: C.B. Cook is just a girl trying to find out where her King is guiding her, while writing the stories of the people she creates, the worlds she wants to live in, and the adventures she dreams about. Also known as a mysterious creature called an “author”. She’s a Christian and a home school graduate dedicated to changing others’ lives through the power of the written word.
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