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  • January 20th, 2009 | 1:43 PM
Characters write back



In response to yesterday's letters to characters they, in return, have written back.



Dear Author,
There's that saying about hiding in plain sight and how it makes it harder for people to find you. Do you think that's true?

Letting people know what I am really feeling gives them power. Giving away your power is never a good thing. Trust me on that.

Signed,
Flyboy

 

Dear Author,
I'm a woman in a man's world, of course I'm tough. But I'm a mom too. Don't forget about that.

Signed,
Edna
 


Dear Author,
Have you ever done something and wished you could undo it? Have you ever had to wake up every single day of your life and sit across the breakfast table from someone who reminds you, just by his appearance about how much you screwed up?

Any guts I had rotted out years ago. You know that. I know I was an idiot many times over. I know he is going to find out the truth. And I know that everything is going to hit the proverbial fan when he does.

Signed,
Flyboy's dad



Dear Author,
If you would give me a name I might tell you where I am. Until then you're out of luck.

Signed,
Girl
 

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



Comments

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susanwrites
January 21st, 2009 06:44 am (UTC)
Thanks. I have missed doing them.
madwriter
January 20th, 2009 11:11 pm (UTC)
I've been getting a lot of e-mails from my characters lately.

Dear Author:

What's up with you making my life a living hell?

No love,
Me

Yeah. Mostly like that one.
susanwrites
January 21st, 2009 06:44 am (UTC)
hahaha.

I had someone tell me that my MC is too depressing and needs some happy pills.
beckylevine
January 20th, 2009 11:52 pm (UTC)
I'm really liking the dad right now.
susanwrites
January 21st, 2009 06:45 am (UTC)
Thanks. I just have to be careful that he doesn't overpower the MC.
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WHO AM I?



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.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.






Susan Taylor Brown

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