“If you will practice being fictional for a while,
you will understand that fictional characters
are sometimes more real
than people with bodies and heartbeats.”
The blue feather has become a symbol of the magic of willpower and what we can do with it. To succeed, a writer needs to believe—in themselves, in their craft, and in their message. This t-shirt reminds your author friend every day of just how powerful they are. Awesome birthday, holiday, or congratulations gift.
In the early 70s, the book Jonathan Livingston Seagull sold over a million copies and rose to the top of the New York Times bestseller list and stayed there for 37 weeks. It was a novelette (< 10k words) about a seagull trying to figure out how to fly faster and higher. The language is rich and beautifully crafted, but it's the book's message—anything is possible—that got people talking about it. It inspired many.