I enjoy learning how to write fiction, and reading through my old, rougher versions of my writing was a wealth of inspiration recently.
A few nights ago I opened an old version that I kept on my small lap top and found one of my original drafts of The Enchanted Locket. After reading it, I realized that I could use some of it for one of the main ghost characters to be four-dimensional.
Jennifer McFadden (my co-author) and I wrote about three chapters about Emma, our young ghost, and her perspective on the everything before we went back to the original plot. Reading through the chapters I wrote with Emma and then weaving in just enough of her information to further the plot has been a wonderful writing experience that has enriched the plot.
I’m also learning about writing my characters’ emotions so they read as authentic, which is not as easy I thought.