One of my witchy friends told me that sometimes my obsession with the logical can be a tad annoying – though she may have revised her opinion after I helped her solve a problem the other day!!! And this logical streak means I cannot accept it when people tell me their characters do things of their own accord. That they (the writer) want to write something one way, when in fact the characters force them to write in another.
That cannot be, I want to shout. YOU are in charge. YOUR fingers are on the keyboard. If characters do things that surprise you, it’s really new, previously unconsidered, ideas coming to the fore. It’s all about being flexible with your thinking. I change direction all the time when I write. But that’s because ideas pop into my head. I also run through conversations in my head between characters. But it’s MY head and MY thoughts, I’m just playing through a scenario, to see if it works.
Now I’m proably going to alienate my best buddies, the witches, for this post. Because none of them share this view. So apologies in advance hahahaha. I also needed something to post – to test Christina who swears she won’t miss another of my posts!!!!