For the last week, my characters from my current manuscript have been talking to me. Not audibly…but their words are begging to be heard. All growing up, random bits of stories would come to my mind. The only way to make the characters’ voices cease was to write the scenes down. I don’t like this practice. I don’t like writing a story out of order. For a while, I was successfully able to quell such impulses, but not with this manuscript. The characters and plots keep falling into place in my head, begging to be recorded out of order. It’s maddening, but it’s just the way it happens sometimes.

Does this ever happen to you? Do your characters ever whisper in your mind, begging to be written? 


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