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Aug 27, 2009

Literary characters are the intentional creation of an author. Right? That's what I used to think. However, as I delve into this uncertain world of writing fiction, now I'm not so sure.


I started with the idea of my character. She's a 'Martha' type of woman, taking charge, gettin' it done, and no-nonsense to the core. That's how I envisioned her. I got the first chapter of my story written and then, in a swirl of literary magic that would make Walt Disney proud, she has wrestled control away from me!

This character has taken on a life of her own. She is not content to be who I would have her be. She is, quite literally, stealing the show. How dare she! I had other plans for her! But there she is, larger than life, taking the reins and galloping off with my story.

And I just started chapter three...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to read it Pegg.

Carol G.

by Pegg Thomas said...

Ha! Carol, it just hit me as I read your comment... this character's name is Carol! Are you sneaking into my computer when I'm not looking???

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm...quite interesting. When do we find out more???? Janet