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While I’m not exactly a real writer, I do *fancy* myself to be a writer, so I think I’ll comment here. First, you are brave! Second, you’ve given me some great ideas for a post I’m working on about dangerous writers. Third, you are just so very correct about characters taking charge (I think that’s what you mean?). I always thought it was a quirkiness in my creative process. The way some of my stronger characters argue with me about how the story is supposed to go. A lot of times I just give up and let them have their way.
One more thing. The subtle reference to ‘guru’ is one I find hysterically funny…not that all guru’s are funny…just that one and a few others that come to mind. :-P
You’re not a real writer?? But, I read your blog and accept you as a real writer…
Maybe, you’re referring to what I said in the post about “serious” writers? I have no idea if you can’t not write :-)
A post on dangerous writers? Oh! Can’t wait!!!
And, yes, I meant that characters “take charge” :-)
So… Tell me about these funny gurus…………………
Replying to myself :-)
Actually, letting readers know that the conversation in this post’s comments moved over to Simone’s blog.
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