Comments on "Dreaming up books" - Faerye Net 2011-08-24T06:12:42+00:00 2011-08-24T06:12:42+00:00 2011-08-24T06:12:42+00:00 <p>You are very emotional and rich ability.But having a good rest is very helpful for you</p> custom people portrait Re: Exercise 2010-11-26T12:22:55+00:00 2010-11-26T12:22:55+00:00 <p>Thanks, Emily, that’s a nice way of thinking about it! I had also entertained the notion that the fantasy side of my brain is chafing under writing long-form science fiction, and wants to magic its way out and have some fun :)</p> Felicity Exercise 2010-11-26T10:28:22+00:00 2010-11-26T10:28:22+00:00 <p>I’ll choose to see it as a gift and as the fruit of exercise. You’ve been writing for a long time, and your brain is getting better at it – a sort of muscle memory thing. Just as when I exercise I can lift things more easily and climb stairs without even thinking about getting winded, when you think about the craft of writing it spills effortlessly into your sleep.</p> Emily Re: It's not cheating. It is a gift. 2010-11-25T12:17:31+00:00 2010-11-25T12:17:31+00:00 <p>Hmm. Oddly, I would classify dreams differently from the “characters talk to me” thing, which is pretty common among writers, esp. literary ones. But I guess you’re right, that’s sort of hairsplitting.</p> Felicity It's not cheating. It is a gift. 2010-11-24T15:55:33+00:00 2010-11-24T15:55:33+00:00 <p>Alice Walker said the characters in A Color Purple literally showed up and told her the story. Leaving aside that AW is a skochie wackadoo, I endorse that.</p> sister_sledge