By Kathryn Craft
Storytellers know that on the page, internal conflict is a writer’s best friend. But when that conflict emerges from voices inside the writer’s own head, where each wants to weigh in on the writer’s path and her way of walking along it, things can get confusing. Like a GPS whose discordant voices are offering multiple routes simultaneously, they may just slow you to a standstill.
Might we not say to the confused voices, which sometimes arise from the depths of our being, Ladies, be so kind as to speak only four at a time?
We writers are sensitive to these voices because of the way they intrude upon the deep, solitary thinking our craft requires.
If you think about it, every single decision in a writer’s life must be coughed forth from some internal compass. There’s no one to tell you when to work…
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