Whose driving anyway?


Let your character drive the story otherwise your vehicle will probably drive off a cliff eventually and end up in the dump pile. If you get a reject with a post it note that reads “It’s a nice idea, but not for us,” take heed they are hinting at your problem—too much vehicle (idea) no driver! See I’m catching on guys.

Lately I’ve been working two novels off the side of my nearly finished work. They are shaping up okay, but I noticed that both of them have been coming from a I-got-to-get-my-point-across kind of place. I don’t feel the excitement of my earlier work and this is why. I have no driver. I have to get back to my characters, let them find their own way through the story after all it is their story right?

I love waking up with epiphany!

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About roundtuit

I live in a bedroom town outside of Madison Wi when I say bedroom I don't mean sleep though we are booming. I raised eight kids, one overly dramatic weiner-dog two lop eared rabbits and a few irritating goldfish along the way. I've been married to my husband Mark for over thirty one years View all posts by roundtuit

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