Saturday, November 8, 2008

Characters Should Not Have Minds of Their Own

Dear Heroine,

Please do not break the rules of the world you live in. You are messing up my story. Go do as you are told... or tell me how you did the supposedly impossible!

The Author


John Cowan said...

That's when you know The Process is really working, when the characters start telling you what to do. That means they're alive, which means the ficton [sic] has been immanentized, which means the novel will actually fly if you can just @#$* finish it without getting in the *@#$ way.