falling in love (with your fictional characters)

If you’re a writer in love with your characters, should you join a support group or celebrate your newfound inspiration?

I vote celebrate. And the same goes for falling in love with other people’s characters. But opinions vary…

 

“Fall in love with your characters” is not a cliche. It’s a screenwriting necessity.

http://www.kellyanelons.com/2010/11/fall-in-love-with-your-characters-writing-screenplay-characters-that-resonate/

If you want to create characters who are dynamic and real, keep your distance from them.

http://www.caroclarke.com/lovetoomuch.html

Help, I’m falling in love with a character in my book!

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100726142649AAmU3Oi

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8 thoughts on “falling in love (with your fictional characters)

  1. It occurred to me that carol’s assuming we treat our character’s well when we fall in love with them. But I like being mean to my characters. It gives them something to do.

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  2. it’s nice to be mean to the protags and nice to the antags… keeps everything interesting. if you can get your readers to root for a killer, even for a moment, you’ve done your job

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