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2/24/11 7:30 PM
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DuSmiEthwhi
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I've noticed that when I write it's more like discovering what happens as opposed to completely dominating the world

Once I had a character that absolutely refused to do what I wanted him to do.

So I had to change what was going to happen next; in doing so the result was much better for my story

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2/25/11 5:14 PM
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 I think thats the creative muse. Some writers religiously outline their story and fill in the blanks. Others have a general outline and improvise but always striving to get to the goal. Every character and scene has to propel it to the next, imo.
2/25/11 5:28 PM
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I think I have the general style with the improvised out line.

So far I know the points I'm heading towards, but not having a defined outline it's almost like I'm reading the book as I write it
2/26/11 3:21 PM
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My best work is when I am an actual character.  Not my name or anything like that, but a character based on the type of person I am and reflecting what I would do in that particular situation.

Sometimes the character is a 'better' version of me. 
2/26/11 5:16 PM
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 They say that a persons first book is the most autobiographical writing most people do in fiction.

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