Imaginary Characters

It’s true that writing is a solitary occupation, but you would be surprised at how much companionship a group of imaginary characters can offer once you get to know them. – Anne Tyler

Yesterday, after months of writing my manuscript one of my characters took over and did something as I was thinking “no, don’t do that” where is that going to lead? But she was drawn in by the moment and couldn’t help herself.

I have heard other writers talk about their characters taking over and writing the manuscript while the writer just pushed the keys, I have always thought that was “New Agey” and quite unbelievable. But it happened. It is taking the manuscript in another direction one I don’t know if I like but I’m going to continue and see what happens next. Scary stuff this writing is.
Today my goal is three pages, I need to write the “what happens next” scene. If you have been procrastinating on writing a certain article or chapter or page…today would be a good day to do it. Now get back to work.


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