I think unnamed character walking down the street in my work are more interesting than me…
This can be an awkward moment for any writer and definitely worthy of a blog post.
There are several stages connected with realising your character is more interesting than you – the writer.
- The Character Creation Stage.You have exceeded your literary expectations and created an amazing newcharacter. She’s beautiful, sassy, funny, intelligent, a fashion trend setter, possesses some unusual magical powers, has a funky name and some lovable flaws. When she enters a scene all your other characters sit up and stare at her. You lean back in your chair and marvel at your literary abilities.
- The Fangirl Stage.You seek some feedback on your story and send your draft out for review or stick it on a writing platform. After a few weeks you start to get some responses. OMG – your reviewers love your main character! Actually they like this character so much they have started fangirling.
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