Murder She Wrote

“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished
unless they kill in large numbers
and to the sound of trumpets.”

Chris has let the cat out of the bag and now you all know about our current projects. We each started them without discussion between we two kindred spirits.

We have been friends on WordPress since 2011 when we both started on this blogging journey. In June that year, Chris wrote about Jessica Fletcher the writer/protagonist in the series “Murder She Wrote”.  Chris has apparently always wanted to be like Jessica and very kindly named me as being the most like the redoubtable Mrs Fletcher.  Note – all those years ago she was Mrs not Ms.

So to today and our current projects. As Chris says you may/probably will never get to read our writings on murder and murderers, but please believe we are having a lot of fun.

And as I said in my other blog when I was dabbling in fiction writing, characters have a habit of taking over. They decide what they will do, when and how. I guess writers just channel the characters. I don’t pretend to understand channelling, but I have an acquaintance who says that her book was channelled. She has never said channelled from whom.

There is a strong belief in channelling AKA automatic writing. I have seen it described in various places and at various times as 

“Automatic writing is a form of channeling, where you allow a higher power to create or guide the words that you write. It involves allowing Spirit, the universal mind or your higher self to simply flow through you.“

Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch is one of the many books in circulation by famous authors who claim channelling.

And Charles Dickens’ The Mystery of Edwin Drood is another. Dickens died leaving an unfinished work and apparently continued and finished the work by channelling through his printer.

But back to us. We are two elderly women on the opposite sides of this world, who once again find themselves involved in similar thought processes. One thing we are both doing, without any prior conversations, is writing by hand before copying onto the computer. This is so far from my usual typing straight into Word. But this time it’s working for me.

“You should write because you love the shape of stories
and sentences and the creation of different words on a page.
Writing comes from reading, and reading is
the finest teacher of how to write.”
-Annie Proulx

End of another ramble through this neighbourhood in which I dwell and call my mind.

JB March 28, 2022

9 thoughts on “Murder She Wrote”

  1. Hi Judith. Jessica fletcher. The theme tune for murder she wrote is now playing in my head or should I say neighbourhood. I am in the middle of writing about how much I am learning about writing from reading. Your choice of quote at the end of this post is me right now. ❤️

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    1. OMG How did I miss your comment Mum of 4. How are you getting on with your writing? Thank you for commenting and again apologies for the tardy response


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