by Georgio Konstandi
“I shall not exist if you do not imagine me.” – Vlamidir Nabokov, Novelist/Poet (1899-1977)
From Blanche Dubois to Ebenezer Scrooge, literature has never failed to produce characters that resonate with millions of readers from across the globe. But where did they come from? What ignited the first wisps of smoke of these authors’ imaginative infernos? How do we, as modern-day writers, emulate such success when we sit down, a blank screen before our eyes, fingers at our keyboards?