Have you ever had a character take over your story?
I know what it’s like to have a character “tell” you things about themselves as you write. I just wrote a story about a lady who had six kids. Even though it wasn’t important to the story in any way, I had to write down their names and ages of her children before I could finish the work.
I’m experiencing something new. I’m writing a story now about a lady, Kathe, that has suffered a terrible tragedy. I’m finding it is very hard to write about her in a cohesive way. I keep jotting down little parts of her story, and then move on and add a little bit more of the narrative. It’s like she’s inside my head—she’s just letting me know a fraction of what she’s going through. The more she trusts me, the more she tells me. Her way of thinking is taking over mine. I hate to say this about a character, but she’s a little bit crazy.
Or maybe it’s me. :P
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