Our own Leona Wisoker, author of the forthcoming Secrets of Blood and Sand, has a guest post up on Grasping for the Wind today: “When Characters Come to Life”. No, she’s not talking about Pinocchio, but rather about that mysterious experience writers have when characters develop minds, wills, and agendas of their own. Sound psychotic? I’ll plead the fifth.
If you’ve ever heard a writer talk about things her character did, as if they were independent entities, and wondered what the hell was wrong with the writer in question, this may shed some light on the topic.