Have you ever been stalled – or had writer’s block – when you’re working on a poem or prose? Of course, you have. I just had a whopper while working on my novel. The story was complete but needed an additional 45,000 words to take it to novel size.
And then I started asking myself questions. What’s going on? You wrote the first 45,000 words, no problem. Why can’t you write the other 45,000 words? The answer was simple but annoying. I had told my story about the character, but I hadn’t let the character tell HER story in her words.
The floodgates opened and the character spoke as I typed for her all that she wanted to say. Sometimes being an author means letting your characters lead the way.
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