Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday's Tip How she does it - Charmaine Gordon

1. I’ve revealed this before but here goes. I sleep-write. A story comes unbidden in the night complete with beginning, middle, and end. In the morning, I write.

2. The characters crowd in on me and form a plot. With invaluable critique, I’m able to move them around to keep the story going in a good direction.

3. Yes. The end is predetermined more or less. Sometimes a glitch occurs-a twist of fate and the end is altered.

4. So far I’ve used settings I’m familiar with and Google for specifics. Décor comes from imagination.

5. Online mostly and question people who may be in the know.


Morgan Mandel said...

How convenient! I wonder if it has something to do with what you eat or drink before going to sleep. If so, could you share your secret?

Morgan Mandel

Smoky said...

When I dream, I dream things like I'm getting a haircut. Or shopping for Swiss chard. One time, I dreamed I rode my bicycle from west suburban Chicago to Kenosha, Wisconsin, and woke up feeling like I had biked 100 miles...I'll take your dreams over mine any day, Charmaine!

charmainegordon author said...

If I knew, I'd share. When I read about authors writing several WIP's at the same time, I don't get. My mind runs along one track. I appreciate your interest, Morgan. Thanks for stopping by. Janet always asks good questions in an interview and to know her is to love her.

charmainegordon author said...

Hey Smoky,your dreams are of a practical nature like a laundry list:
we need Swiss chard, get a haircut, Kenosha has a great deli. . .Fun to compare.

Liz said...

Love when those dreams come!

Shoshanna Evers said...

Love the dream plotting! Wish I had that, lol :)