November 7, 2013 by musehick

Writing characters and watching the story expand is like getting to know someone over an extended period of time – the emergence of the rest of the iceberg as the sea is drained around it. The best thing about writing a story is that you get pleasantly surprised by the characters; it is not that you never know them without travelling with them, but it helps, even where the story is told in third person, and you are the god figure peering deep into the world and the souls of the people you write about.
The characters expand and the narrative unfurls from within them; the whole world rolling out from the centre of the world of these new friends you are making.
Tomorrow is going to be a catch up sprint on Agrypnotic, and I look forward to that hundred yard dash. By the end of the weekend I will have crested way over the 10,000 mark, and if I can I want to push much further than that. This year I am going to win this game. Nanowrimo will be conquered by me.


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  1. jarienswords says:

    I recently had very similar thoughts about the process of writing characters being akin to getting to know them better!

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