Alex J. Cavanaugh created this awesome group, which I'm proud to be a part of. The first Wednesday of every month you can share your feelings and worries without judgement plus your triumphs with congratulations. Join this group - it's fun, it's a great way to connect with your fellow writers, and we all can support one another! :D
With NaNoWriMo just around the corner - crazy!! - I've been reading a lot of blog posts with helpful advice about character development, plot structure, etc. I've also paid a lot of attention to author interviews, and there's one thing that sticks out in all of them - their characters seem to come to them, demanding to be heard.
My question is why am I not hearing voices?? Why isn't anyone asking me to tell his or her story? When I write, all I can imagine is myself as the main character, and that's just not going to work. It won't be authentic. So how can I start hearing some voices? Any advice?