Hi my loves
I am slow tidying up my study so when I pack everything up to move into my new place years ago and found some old notes that I had written in one of first stories. It was a blast from the past and interesting reading.It’s funny to see how much my writing has changed and yet still the same.
I read a quote once about writing that said
“With each character you‘re revealing different facets of yourself and I think all of us have a capacity to inhabit every extremity of the human condition”
I have this thing for writing characters with issues – according to the above quote – that reveals a lot about me. As a reader I hate reading about characters that are too good to be true. If their to sweet or everybody likes them. It’s not real to me. You can be the nicest person alive and still have issues, problems and faults. You can be the nicest person to ever have walked the earth and still have the ability to drive someone up the wall because that is real life.
I was explaining the method to my main characters madness ( because she has done something very naughty) to one of my test readers yesterday and her response is No!! I Hate Her!! Which for some reason I love. It means she has to win back the readers and make them love her, like they once did, which is exciting for me to write. So here’s hoping I can
Wish me luck