Vision

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Sometimes I know exactly where a character wants to go.

Sometimes I have no idea but if I keep writing long enough, the character leads me in the direction they want me to go.

The key, I think, is being quiet enough to hear them.

Not always easy. We all have other people and “things” that vie for our attention.

I find that the quiet comes once I start writing. Everything around me seems to slow down and my focus becomes tunnel like. It then becomes easy to hear and feel where a story, a character is going.

So, this is how I write. I have ideas, I have temporary dialogues, but I always listen and wait for my characters.

 

 

 

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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