The Universe dropped into my inbox with a good question. Having a writer’s brain, I usually translate these messages into something to do with writing romance. And if you know me, you won’t be surprised to learn that I’m a firm believer that there’s romance in every genre, so there! Pbbbth 😛 As a writer, I’ll admit that I fall in love with my characters. Even the bad guys. This is what the Universe has to say on the matter:
Who will you re-fall in love with today, Silver?
Or you could start from scratch, Silver, and pretend it’s for the first time.
I want to get to know my characters, to get into their heads, to understand them and why they do the things they do. Why? So they become real. Characters should be like the Velveteen Rabbit. They should be friends and lovers, family and neighbors, so that a reader wants to spend time with them. I want my characters to be real and the only way to do that is for me to love them and make them real from the very first time they pop into my head. They shouldn’t become less in translation as they travel from my imagination to the story I’m telling about them. So who am I going to fall in love with today? Amy and Harjo, Rudy and Izzy, Mac and Hannah, Liam, and all the Moonstruck Wolves.
Curious cat here. What fictional character do you wish was real and alive and sitting down with you for a visit? I’d love to have a beer and a steak with Eve Dallas–partly because I’d love to pick her brain and mainly because wherever Dallas, Roarke won’t be too far behind. 😉