First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him!
– Ray Bradbury
I love the stories where the characters take the lead – they run with things and I really feel like I am just along for the ride. The last novel draft was like that (the one that is now on the shelf for a while before the next necessary rewrite), but this one is a bit more reluctant. I think part of it is that she still doesn’t quite know what she wants, so I am spending some time (and writing) getting to know her so I can figure out where to go with it!
How do you find the stories you are telling? Do they tell themselves and drag you along, or do you have to pry them out of the air?
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