Keeping your characters in line (reblog)

Suse suffers from impudent characters too, although hers are even more out of control than mine! o.O

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Impossible? I used to think so.

I know that my characters tend to just do whatever they please, whether I like them to or not. I’ve even tried punishing some of them to try and pull them back into line, but I’ve discovered that, in so doing, I have just managed to make them even more rebellious. Whether I drown them, or break their hearts, give them heart attacks or other near death experiences I still have not been able to get them to understand that I am in charge. I am the boss, the authority. I brought them into this world, and I can take them out of it dangnabbit!

And this is only for the characters in one manuscript!

If you are anything like me (and I know there are a few of you out there) you’ll likely have more than one MS on the go at…

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