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  1. Heidi
    April 4, 2013 @ 8:18 pm

    Thank you so much Mrs. Miller for putting my letter on your website! 🙂 I had a question… Do you ever find your self living in what you are writing? I’m working on a book my self that I started about a year ago and Im 1/4th through it. I find my self inserting my self in places. so I was just wondering if you do that. Thank you so very much!
    God bless you so VERY much!
    ~Heidi

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  2. Serena
    April 5, 2013 @ 8:53 am

    Hi Heidi,

    You’ve asked an interesting question. Yes, I do put myself in my books,
    although a reader who doesn’t know me well wouldn’t be able to tell. In An
    Uncommon Grace, I’m the voice of Elizabeth, the grandmother, who loves the
    people around her, but who also likes to say exactly what’s on her mind.
    The spiritual “me” when I was younger, is in Levi’s head when he wrestles
    with his faith. In another character (in a book that hasn’t been published
    yet) I describe my terror of snakes, but only through the heroine’s eyes,
    and I work through that terror. I think that helps some of my scenes feel
    very real to the reader because I feel like I’m actually experiencing them
    while I’m writing them. I often type with my eyes closed because it helps
    me envision things more intensely while I’m writing.

    Congratulations on getting one-fourth of your book finished. You are well
    on your way!!

    Love,
    Serena

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