View Full Version : The voices......of characters attack late at night lol

December 6th, 2007, 01:01 AM
Thank you to those who wished well. I'm getting better. And a good sign of that is that as a writer, your characters wont shut up.

Sometimes the thoughts of a writer are not only funny but pretty darn interesting when you're somewhat bored.

I have been working on a manuscript and just taking breaks here and there while doing several other things at once.

I personally love it when you're laying in bed and one of the character voices of books your writing starts speaking. Bouncy Icon SmilieI personally think the abstract or blobby outline of the character before it is well defined comes out just like this. Now other fellow writers will understand this quite well and actually not only will they understand but some sympathize. In psychology they consider voices to be a bad thing. To writers, its a heaven sent...at times. lol.

So I'm sitting there having a full fledge conversation with my characters. And sometimes its kinda cool when you are trying to develop characters and their "voices" evolve. And as they slowly begin to unravel not only do their lives open up to you but everything about them does as well.

Sometimes i wonder if when a character comes to like if its anything like the movie Stranger than Fiction. I adored that movie because I felt like Emma Thompson's character sometimes. Really getting into the head of the character to know what's going to happen to them next. Then other times I wonder, if this is a real character in some other type of dimensional zone, I wonder if I myself am a character.

LOL dont worry i'm like this. Its those philosophical loop holes i get myself into. Keeps life interesting.

Okay I'm off, time to watch a movie!

December 6th, 2007, 12:32 PM
snicker..you know I hear they have meds for those voices you are hearing...


December 6th, 2007, 08:53 PM
You would know wouldn't you Karenne! xmasrofl Just kidding honey!

Keep them talking Mila. You'll get a better feel for them and what they want to do in the story.