Something I was thinking about this morning and felt like sharing:
When I say stuff like “I’m mean to my characters because I’m a terrible person,” I say so in jest. I don’t actually think I’m a terrible person, nor do I think anyone should think that of themselves.
I do like to put my characters in situations that push their limits, though, because I like to see how they react. Usually they get upset, sometimes they cry, and sometimes they even need the help of their friends. But at the end of the day, they usually manage to push through it. They grow a little, and suddenly their limits are a little farther than they used to be.
I’m one of those writers who treats her characters almost as if they were real. Some might call me crazy, but I care about my characters, and I don’t actually want to make them suffer. Sometimes I tease them, sometimes I put them through the wringer, but ultimately I just want to see how they deal with tough times. Because through struggles, they grow. And the light at the end of the tunnel becomes that much sweeter.
acerbicaftertaste replied to your post: I’ve had this weird urge to write character…
Getting character’s inhibitions down, heck yes- otherwise some of these close-lipped little buggers would never say anything about anything. By which I mean I also do have this urge
this may or may not be my primary motivation for this
/late reply, got distracted by Pokeymen
I’ve had this weird urge to write character development short stories for a while
why is the only writing prompt I can think of “[character] is drunk”
aw, why am I always offline for the character development days, I wish people would ask about my characters more often
(I’m kind of obsessive about my characters
psst, feel free to take this as an invitation to ask me questions about my characters
or to ask my characters about themselves)
Kyle. People can make fun of them for it. …Okay. Lina? Patricia? Nancy? Megan? Victoria? Nina?
Derp at Kyle. XD Though, since this is kind of an off-reference to the character as opposed to an actual appearance, that would probably just confuse people.
Anyway, I’ve decided to go with Kiarra, at least for now. Thanks though!
I was about to go with Charlotte, but Kiara is nice too *ponders*
Hey you guys, I need a name for my NaNo like right now, I can’t decide
What’s a good girl’s name?
I get really into designing my characters’ backstories. Even with canon characters I tend to have a lot of headcanons to flesh them out a little more where needed. Unfortunately, I also tend to rp characters that don’t exactly enjoy chatting about their past, so no one ever gets to know the full story. I’d love to share; the character clams up.
oh man me
me me me
me so much i’m not even kidding
I’ve decided that if there was ever a live-action movie made of one of my stories, I would want to a) oversee it to make sure they don’t do anything stupid with the story, and b) hug the actors who play my characters, then it would be almost like actually hugging the characters ahfgjkg
how do you flesh out an idea? does it take a long time, do you mull over it for hours, or does it come easily? describe the process!
I usually run the scene or idea or whatever through my head several times until stuff happens. True story. XD
If someone were to read my mind, it would probably be filled with the exact same dramatic dialogue over and over, just with slight tweaks every time. :B