Lucy Mitchell informs us how to survive with too many fictional characters living in our heads. Thanks, Lucy.
It’s not easy being a writer. We find ourselves drawn to tweed based outfits, berets, Twitter, book shops and attractive notebooks. We stare into space a lot, walk around with pencils permanently tucked behind our ears, get excited over word counts, cover our walls in post it notes and lose ourselves while reading books.
One of the many problems we face is that our fictional characters can multiply inside our head at an alarming rate. Writers often talk about too having many new story ideas but for some of us (me included) it’s too many new characters.
Once a writer has caught the writing bug; written several stories, have a story they are working on and be entertaining a few new story ideas on the side, their head can sound more like a railway station at rush hour.
Head overcrowding is not the only issue, fictional characters can also be noisy, disruptive and demanding. Some fictional characters will sit quietly and await their turn but some (you know the characters I am talking about) will make getting your full attention their main focus in life.
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I’m lucky, my characters help keep me on track by saying “Hold it right there, let’s finish some of these other stories first okay? You can jot them down and save the ideas in a file.” Naturally I listen, since at least of couple of them are cops and probably have tazers on hand.
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LOL You are so lucky. My characters are mostly in ‘higher spheres’. HAHA
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