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  • January 21st, 2008 | 6:26 PM
the closest thing to writing for me lately

I am almost loathe to do this because janni does it so well but since I am giving her full credit for the idea, I hope she won't mind me copying her idea. It's the most writing I am able to manage of late. 

Dear Main Character in my current WIP,
Why in the world would you make that kind of a deal with your dad? It doesn't make any sense to me that you would agree to stop doing what you love doing more than anything else unless you were forced into it. What happened? Why won't you tell me? Keeping it a secret from me isn't going to help you one bit. If you don't tell me soon I'll be forced to go back to the plant book and let you stew on your own. Either that or I'll let the girl fly instead. What do you think about that? Humph!

With the deepest frustration,

Dear Main Character in the plant book that I am not supposed to be working on at all,
I can't set an entire novel in your backyard, no matter who's buried there. Do something, will you please?

Plotlessly yours,

Dear Max,
They'll find you. They always do. I'm sorry.


There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


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January 23rd, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
I figure anything that gets some words down is a good thing so I am grateful to Janni for the idea.

I need to email you about something later, copying from you too, I hope. :-)
January 22nd, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC)
Your notes sound very intriguing, especially to the one to Max: "They'll find you. They always do. I'm sorry." Yow! That got my attention. I want to read that one right now! Tell Max I said so. :)
January 23rd, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Max has always had the most interesting things to say and yet I have NO idea what his story is about. Well only a little bit. I need to spend time with him.
January 22nd, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
Dear Main Character in Susan's current WIP:
Please cooperate with Susan!!! I want her to write your book because I want to read it! Thank you!
a fan
January 23rd, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
Dear Fan,
Hope you feel the same way after reading the one page you're going to get.
The author
January 22nd, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
What the others said...
what an intriguing idea. Thanks for passing it on!
January 23rd, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
Re: What the others said...
Isn't it though? It gets me thinking about them from a different direction which is always good.
January 22nd, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
I love it when I see other folks talking to their characters, actually. :-)
January 23rd, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the great idea, Janni! It may be the only blogging I do for a while but if it gets words down, it's good.
January 23rd, 2008 04:09 am (UTC)
Great questions. And you know they're going to take you somewhere, because there's conflict in every one of them.

I hope the answers come soon!
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

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