Writing

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I saw this early this morning and it gave me a chuckle, so I thought I’d pass it along.

I have this tendency to write in my head. I plan out a storyline and go over and over it till I get it exactly as I think I want it before I even start to type or commit to paper. Sometimes I make a note here or there.

It always changes when I sit down to actually start writing and I do eventually put together an outline, which also changes as I go along but I like the idea of rolling an idea around till it almost feels as if I’m watching a movie.

That is how I write.

I’m interested in how others write. How do you write? Outline or just do it? Or some other method?

Anyway, I thought about this over the weekend, when as usual, I decided to alter the storyline of my next book. Still using some of the characters from the first book but a new storyline more in keeping with the themes of slavery and abolition that feature in the first one. Maybe bring in a historical figure or two.

Good week to all. Thanks for reading.

Hello. I am the author of the Historical Fiction novel called Mamie Garrison. It is a tale of slavery, abolition, romance and history, set in the years just prior to the Civil War. It is available on Kindle for .99 and on Kindle Unlimited; also in paperback. Mamie Garrison has a dual storyline. The present day story involves Bella and Andrew finding Mamie's journals. Their story includes romance and paranormal aspects. Mamie's story follows her adventures as an abolitionist through her journals. There are some mysteries as well as an unusual background in Mamie's life. I am 59 and married with one adult child and one grandchild. I have always enjoyed the written word and have been a voracious reader from my early youth. I am inspired by many authors in the historical fiction genre. I am also a lover of Russian literature, particularly Tolstoy and Doestoyefsky. I find great inspiration for creating characters by looking at the ones these two authors have created. There is such a depth to them. I have written for most of my life in one form or another. I have dabbled in poetry and songwriting, and have more started novels than finished ones. In my free time, I like reading, history and travel. I am interested in genealogy and working on my family tree. I live in the Midwest United States with my husband, Chris and my dog, Max.

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