It’s amazing when this happens. If it’s not happening, you do not know your characters well enough.
I have recently discovered something magical. Brace yourselves readers.
I am going to be honest with you. For most of last year (and the year before) I nodded my head and agreed with you all when you spoke about your characters talking to you during the writing process. I was like ‘yes of course mine do that too! (cue blonde writer’s ‘telling a little white lie’ face).
Then one day, not so long ago, I was busy writing and something magical happened. I let my characters speak to me. They actually started to talk – gasp! Whilst they chatted away I wrote down whatever they said or did.
It was like I had climbed into the passenger seat and given them the controls. It really was a wonderful experience and quite powerful too.
After I found myself in a state of, what can only be described as,literary hysteria -
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