Ah, to be a writer

Haunted by characters demanding to have life

Dialogue swirling in your head

Settings flashing before your eyes

Conflict churning in your gut


Dreams, night and day . . . dreams


Emotions… show them

Backgrounds… reveal them

Senses… feel them

Plots… move them


Day and night… dreams


Stories of love and romance

Chronicles of history and intrigue

Tales of fantasy and adventure

Yarns of cunning villains and wily detectives


Dreams, always dreams


Battling the blank screen, the empty page

First drafts

Sagging middles

Revisions, submissions, revisions


Dreams… Becoming reality


by Starla Criser

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