Dramaquill's All Things Writing

October 7, 2007

Help! I’m being possessed.

Having written about 6 PB manuscripts and a couple dozen plays and musicals for kids, it was with great surprise that I found myself plotting out an adult suspense novel.  What prompted me to begin this new genre?

Her name is Eleanor and she’s the heroine of the book.  I don’t know where she came from but I do know that she wants her story heard.  The more I write the book, the more she overtakes my brain.  Some days I know it is she who is writing and not me – I’m just the channel through which everything continues to flow.

Am I anything like Eleanor?  Absolutely not!

Would I have a friend like Eleanor?  Probably not!

Do I feel a connection to Eleanor?  Yes, stronger than to many of the three-dimensional people who actually occupy the list of friends and family with whom I share close relationships.

Sorry folks but Dramaquill will have to write more later.  I need her to finish chapter sixteen right now.  Eleanor.


  1. I have had this happen to me many a time.

    It’s a curse writers are sometimes afflicted with, but a very productive curse.

    Comment by Kinkatia — March 22, 2008 @ 9:54 AM | Reply

  2. I agree – very productive.
    And kinda fun, too.

    Comment by dramaquill — March 22, 2008 @ 4:03 PM | Reply

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