Wednesday, November 2, 2011


My muse, bless his little heart, is still in generous mode as I power through my novel. I am really enjoying meeting the characters who are bringing together a story I am having so much fun writing. There are those characters, which I will take credit for, who are a bits and pieces of people I have come across in my life and yes bits of me in there too. And then there are the characters who are appearing, out of nowhere it seems, but who have the knack of taking my story in exciting directions and opening doors I hadn't considered. The muse? Perhaps. Instinct? Maybe. Wherever they come from I'm running with it. These characters are inspiring me and I've stopped asking those kind of questions and am going on with the business (and enjoyment) of writing it. (Mine is not to question why, mine is just to write, write, write!)
Where do your characters come from?

Keep writing....


  1. That sounds great, Diane - if you are enjoying your characters then readers will too :-)
    My characters come from the same places as yours, but I do think a lot of credit belongs to the muse!

  2. I love it when characters just come knocking on the door of our creativity. Great to hear your work is going well, Diane!

  3. Thanks heaps for your comments Teresa and Rosemary. Sounds like I'm in excellent company. I do get excited about those characters Rosemary, it's like I just know they belong in the story. I am a firm believer in the muse Teresa. :-)

  4. Oooh, sounds like it's going well, Diane.


  5. Hi Suzanne, I've been really happy with my progress. It seems like the characters are telling me a story and I'm just writing it all down. Totally enjoying this experience. x