Authors always speak in terms of what their characters are “telling” them, what is being communicated to them as they write or contemplate the story they are trying to tell.

This makes us seem a bit odd at times but there is no easy way to say, “My character is telling me this is how it happened.” Yet, that is precisely what it is like.

This was the genesis of what became my novel, “Mamie Garrison.”

While I was busy writing my story, she, Mamie was whispering, then yelling in my ear, “No, this story is about me.”

Now, this is not exactly what I think this meme is talking about. I think it means, we, as authors must be aware of what is driving our characters.

But, what I thought of is how important it is to listen to our characters as we write. After all, they know their story. Lol

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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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