Your Imaginary Friends

imaginary friendsWhen you’re a writer, you get a lot of cutesy gifts. T-shirts are my kids’ favorites, and I’d much rather receive a writer-themed t-shirt than a necktie.

And you know you’re loved when you get the inevitable “Writer’s block: when your imaginary friends stop talking to you.”

Yeah, real funny. Until it happens to you. And then not so funny anymore.

I confess to not suffering from traditional writer’s block. But I’ve spent a lot of sessions fighting the story instead of writing it. And inevitably, it’s exactly that: because my imaginary friends have stopped talking to me.

So why do your imaginary friends stop talking to you?

My imaginary friends are a pretty wide cross-section of personality types, although they tend toward the eccentric, offbeat individualists. But they all–every one so far–share a single trait: they hate being told what to do.

Makes sense to me. If my friends…

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About NevaBrown

Neva Brown, a retired secondary teacher/administrator, now enjoys the challenge of writing romance novels and doing editing for other romance writers. She has even ventured into the social media world of Facebook, Twitter and Google+ as well as having a website; . Neva lived on West Texas ranches most of her life and uses that culture and environment in many of her stories. She and her husband now live at Rio Concho West in San Angelo, Texas. They are amazed at how well they have adjusted to ‘city’ living. Neva loves to hear from her readers. She can be reached at
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