Hi everyone, My question here was inspired by reading through this thread about plot vs character. I've heard it said, and I've read it said, that one approach to fiction writing is to listen to your characters (I do this, I promise, I do, I do, I do). For those of you who identify with this method of writing, what actually happens inside your head when you write like this? I mean, it's you that you're listening to. There is no one else, so clearly this is a label for a particular mode of thinking. How would you characterize that mode? OK, that was two questions. Sorry.