Monday, October 17, 2011

You And Your Characters

Do you ever learn from the plight of your characters? Do they ever shape you into a better person, like "Man, if he/she went through this, I can totally go do this!"?

My life is wigging me out a bit right now (sorry about the week long absence, I've been swallowed by something much bigger than me....it's taking a lot to keep me sane right now). Either way, I've written things about my characters that I'd never experienced first hand...but I'd watched friends go through it. And suddenly, now it's happening to me, and I can't help but to feel:

*Bad for putting my characters through it
*Bad because I don't want to deal with it myself
*Weirded out that I had written about it, and now it's happening
*Like...this almost can't be real life, you know?

So...I'm kind of clinging to the strength I wrote for my character, I mean....-I- wrote the way she is, obviously I have some understanding of her strength or what this takes.

So what about you guys? Do you ever draw from your characters? Do they ever help make you more sane?

3 comments:

  1. Oh, my goodness. I always feel bad for putting my characters through things. I feel worse that you are going through really tough things right now! But it's true-- you knew how to help your characters get through it, and that's already inside you. I wish you all the best getting through whatever it is you are going through as well!

    (And to answer your question: Yes. Definitely.)

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  2. @Peggy--Thank you so much for your support. You really have no idea how much it means to me right now. Please also take care of yourself.

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