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  • June 2nd, 2011 | 11:46 AM
letters to characters

Dear Plant Kid,
You ought to know I'm rethinking the beginning of your story. Not the part with the bird but the part where you meet the old man for the first time. I'm not buying the story which makes selling it to the reader a bit tough. I'm also thinking about that thing that happened to your arm in one of the other versions. It might be making a comeback. Just thought you should know.

Author who is confused but intrigued by the complex relationships in your life

Dear Max,
Ask your boy to tell me something that would surprise me.

Author wondering how she is going to balance all the horrible stuff that is going to happen to you with something good

Dear Sisters,
To be honest, neither one of you is all that interesting to me right now.

Author who may be backburnering you for a while unless you can do something to change my mind
There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


( 6 comments — Leave comment )
June 3rd, 2011 04:49 am (UTC)
Your characters are lucky. I'm feeling guilty now about doing stuff to them without fair warning.
June 3rd, 2011 03:16 pm (UTC)
Oh it's so much fun to blindside them!
June 5th, 2011 01:09 am (UTC)
Loved this post....now I know what to do with characters I have little use for....
June 6th, 2011 04:37 pm (UTC)
It's so much fun to do these and it really helps me plot.
June 6th, 2011 12:18 pm (UTC)
June 6th, 2011 04:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Dori.
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