Monday, July 16, 2007

Everyone who writes fiction knows that thrilling, surprising feeling when an unexpected character walks into a story, threatening to take it over - or at least changing the tone and even the plot direction. Happened to me yesterday - minding my own business, slogging through a scene in the Shitty First Draft (thank you, Anne Lamott), when BAM! In saunters this character that completely changed where I thought the story was going, and just in the nick of time, too. It's good to remember these moments, when it's such a rush, especially when the writing is going slooowwwwwwwwwllly.

dicacity: "oral playfulness; talkativeness"

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