This year I am writing a novel.
An interesting thing occurred as I have been writing The Nameless Files. I can’t say when it happened and I only noticed it recently. Use of the pronouns “I” and “me” has changed when I am writing. They are no longer “I” and “me” the writer. Somewhere along the line, when writing, “I” and “me” became the main character!
It was a strange and exciting thing to notice that “I” and “me” were not Shari, the writer, but instead were Delta, the main character. When I sit down to write I become the main character thinking, speaking and talking about herself.
What does this mean? Did I achieve some new level in the evolution of a writer?
By Shari Marshall – 2021