Quick! Stop that Runaway Character!

I dunno if this resonates with me…I know the characters are part of me, but I feel like maybe they’re not sometimes.

A Writer's Path

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by Lev Raphael

I’ve been doing readings from my fiction since the early 90s and one of the common questions I get afterwards is “Do your characters ever tell you what to do?” or “Do your characters ever get away from you?”

That question is a fascinating doorway into how people tend to perceive authors and the writing process–and how they want to.

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