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Friday, May 11, 2012

Are You a Prescient Writer?

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You all know that April 15, 2012 was one hundred years since the sinking of the Titanic. But did you also know this: In 1898, which was 14 years before the Titanic’s demise, author Morgan Robertson (1861–1915) published a novel called Futility. It was about the largest, most luxurious passenger ship the world had ever seen. It didn’t have enough lifeboats for everyone on board. It was deemed unsinkable. During its maiden voyage, it hit an iceberg on a frigid April night. It sank. What did Morgan Robertson name his ship? The Titan
How’s that for creepy and bizarre? So be careful what you write; it just might come true a decade or so later…
Do you think what you’re writing right now could possibly come true in your lifetime? Would you want it to?
Have a wonderful weekend, Zigzaggers!!!

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Annalisa Crawford said...

That story is so creepy. I've heard it before, but each time it makes me shiver! All my stories are character-based, so I've limited the number of major incidents I might foretell :-)

Dianne K. Salerni said...

I've never heard of that before! Pretty weird coincidence, huh? Since most of the time I write historical fiction, I doubt it will come true in the future, but sometimes, when writing about the Fox sisters and their seance fraud, I wondered how close I was coming to the actual truth.

Kyra Lennon said...

Wow, I never knew about that!

Honestly, if my current book came true, I'd be ecstatic! Who doesn't wanna hang out with sexy soccer players? ;)

S.P. Bowers said...

How freaky! I didn't know that, thanks for sharing.

Laura Pauling said...

That is totally creepy! Sometimes authors predict the future!

Clarissa Draper said...

Wow, that is totally creepy. I wonder how she came up with her story?

SA Larsenッ said...

I didn't know that! Interesting....

Haha....I almost used that same picture for Mother's Day. Great choice~

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Laura .. I'd heard about it - but not the full story .. so thanks for posting.

Great cartoon for Mother's Day though - have happy ones .. cheers Hilary

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I remember reading about Robertson's book. The similarities are uncanny. Maybe he did have a dream about the Titanic sinking.

Dana said...

I'd heard that before. Creepy!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Creepy and bizarre. Calling it The Titan was even more creepy.

Julie Dao said...

Geez, that is so creepy! Talk about fate.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Yikes! Now I'm starting to worry about all those horror stories and books I've read coming true... :o

Carrie-Anne said...

I gave two of my characters limps, quite some time before I had my own limp. Looking back afterwards, I thought it were so eerie, like I knew, even before I knew. At least it came in handy when I was making a full book about one of the limpers. I had that painful, authentic first-hand experience of what it feels like to be immobile, how to maneuver yourself around with a splint, how to go up stairs backwards, the terror of bearing weight on the newly-healed leg, and how it feels when you realize you've got a permanent limp.

LD Masterson said...

Didn't know that. Very creepy.

I wouldn't mind my WIP coming true - as long as I wasn't the victim.

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Tere Kirkland said...

Whoa, I had no idea! Weird!

have a great weekend!

Joanne said...

that would be wild to write something that does ultimately come true. I don't think I have that kind of vision. But neat post - made me think

Laura Marcella said...

Annalisa- It’s so weird! My stories aren’t horrific so I don’t think I have anything to worry about either.

Dianne- You probably do come close to the actual truth at times!!

Kyra- Oooo, sounds good to me!! ;)

S.P.- Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend!

Laura- We are a group of much mystery and talent!!

Clarissa- I’m not sure! Maybe it says so on his Wikipedia page. I linked to it in the post!

Sheri- I’ve used that Mother’s Day cartoon before!

Hilary- Have a wonderful weekend!!

Diane- It’s so bizarre! Perhaps it was a dream. Maybe his family has seer blood!

Dana- I knooow!! Too weird.

Rachna- I agree! Too many similarities that make it so weird.

Julie- Seriously! Morgan had something special.

Madeline- LoL! Gosh, I hope not!!

Carrie-Anne- Oooo, sounds like you have something special like whatever Morgan had! Perhaps you’re distantly related, LoL. :)

LD- There are some things I’ve written that I wouldn’t mind to come true!

Tere- Thanks and I hope you have a great weekend, too!

Joanne- You just might! Writers are a mysterious and talented bunch. :)

Deniz Bevan said...

Ooh, I love mysterious connections like that!

James Garcia Jr. said...

Wow, Laura. That is creepy! I hadn't heard that either.
That does it! I'm definitely writing a sublot in my next book about the Cubs winning a World Series!! Or perhaps in every book until it happens. :)


Laura Marcella said...

Deniz- Hello and welcome to Wavy Lines! It's fascinating discovering something like this in the writing world. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!!

Jimmy- DO IT!! That's a fantastic idea. It can't hurt!! You never knooow, it could happen!! ;)