I'm a practicing sociologist and a former sociology and criminal justice professor.
As a writer, I often feel more like a reporter, following and reporting on the adventures of my characters. Sometimes they throw me totally off track, but I've learned that if i trust them, the stories write themselves. When I fuss about my characters doing crazy stuff, my thirteen-year-old son says "mom, you're in control of your characters." My son is wrong.
It recently occurred to me that while my characters exist for me, I don't exist for them. So it sort of begs the question of who's real!
The adventure continues.
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