Writer’s Quote Wednesday- 11/5/14 Ray Bradbury

quoteI chose this quote in honor of NaNoWriMo- National November Writing Month- writing 50,000 in 30 days. Sometimes when you are writing one story, your characters develop a life of their own and you find them acting in ways that you weren’t expecting. Have you ever had that happen? The first time my characters took over in a story, I was caught off guard. I had heard tales of this happening to other writers but until then, it had not happened to me. I thought those people had over-active imaginations. Maybe they do. But having experienced rogue characters firsthand, I’m not so sure. I have also had characters pop into my head- all by themselves. Sounds kind of crazy? It is a bit puzzling to have a character appear and you don’t know what their story is. I have a few of those such characters wandering around. I’m sure I will figure out their story when the time is right. Until then, I’m going to try to catch up on my word count. 50,000 words don’t write themselves, you know!

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Thank you to Colleen at Silver Threading for hosting the Writer’s Quote Wednesday!

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17 thoughts on “Writer’s Quote Wednesday- 11/5/14 Ray Bradbury

  1. I like the quote and I am in awe of your guys that are doing the Novel Writing challenge and have time to post quotes. I wrote a small post about the topic of Inspiration and I talked about how sometimes the writing seems to take off by itself or if I write something I wonder “where did that come from?” I believe this does happen. Creative mystery.

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    1. I agree with that- creative mystery. Unfortunately I have writer’s block- the arch nemesis of NaNoWriMo participants everywhere! I’m so far behind…… but I haven’t given up hope yet.

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  2. It’s a great quote that’s right on for NaNo. I think it’s fun when characters surprise you when you’re writing a story. It does catch you off guard, and then there’s the thought, “Hey, that actually fits!”

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  3. I’m constantly following my characters around to find out where they’ll go next. I love it when I create a character to fit into a story and they become larger than life… their strength surprises me and it’s like “whoa! Where’d you come from?”
    It’s the best. 😀
    Great quote! And best of luck with NaNo!!

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