What can a person say.

Pointman's

If you write, there’s this magical thing that happens once in a while. A story or a character takes on a life of their own and begins to write itself. You’re relegated to just being the typist. It’s automatic writing. The first time it happens, you try to rein it in and plough on with the plan and end up with a complete mess.

That monster you’ve created isn’t having any of it.

You soon learn you’ve got a tiger by the tail in that situation, so you just hang on, hope for the best and let it take you where it will. The results are usually good, very good, so you learn to just go with the flow. Mostly, writing anything decent is plain hard work and you soon begin to appreciate such happy events.

The reverse applies too. Sometimes you can’t get into a piece for some reason. Usually, it’s…

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