I'm not sure if I would. A lot of my characters seem like they'd be annoying to hang out with.
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3,766 hits 1.4 (57 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 11 years ago by Electric

If you wrote a novel, would you want to meet your characters?
I`m not sure if I would. A lot of my characters seem like they`d be annoying to hang out with.


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11 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 1/9/11 - 11:14:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
It would depend on the character. I think most good writers have characters in their books from across the spectrum. Some are designed to be likable, and others aren't, while the best are usually ambiguous.
11 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 1/9/11 - 11:21:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
My characters tend to be completely normal people. I meet enough of those all the time. The only real difference would be that I'd know everything about them...

I'd probably just sit and observe them from a distance.
11 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 1/9/11 - 11:34:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
Never. I suck at writing.
11 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 1/10/11 - 1:14:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
Would they know I made all that bad stuff happen to them?
11 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 1/10/11 - 2:30:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
ALL OF MY CHARACTERS ARE ME.
11 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 1/10/11 - 6:45:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
If I were an author - and I suck at writing, but I occasionally try to write something of a chapter story variety - and I met my characters, they'd be pissy, pessimistic pricks, really. At the same time, it'd be pretty damn awesome to meet someone with a pooty past that still tries their best to use every fiber of their being to help others.
11 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 1/10/11 - 10:25:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, I would understand the characters better and maybe change the plan of my books in the long run (in the event that I was writing a series.)
11 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 1/10/11 - 11:29:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, saying that my characters are based off of my moods and swings... and most aren't that pretty... no.
11 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 1/11/11 - 10:48:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 1/10/11 - 2:30:04 AM Liag wrote:
ALL OF MY CHARACTERS ARE ME.

Well hello there, Ayn Rand!
11 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 1/11/11 - 10:51:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
No they'd probably be really two dimensional and lack continuity.
11 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 1/11/11 - 5:36:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
Most of them. Some of them are just assholes.
11 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 1/11/11 - 8:36:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think they'd kill me.
11 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 1/13/11 - 1:09:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
Of course I would...but they'd think I'm a lowlife dumbass and probably not like me very much. They're all way too intelligent and outgoing...
11 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 1/13/11 - 10:56:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
STRANGER THAN FICTION
11 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 1/14/11 - 6:25:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, my charcters would be ver psychotic.
11 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 1/16/11 - 8:16:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
Eh, not really. I'm pretty sure if they were real they'd have some serious issues.
11 yrs ago - Saturday 7/23/11 - 11:52:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think it would be cool.
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 1/17/12 - 9:46:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. I'd probably write a novel about murderers.
9 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 9/21/12 - 3:44:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
I can never seem to write true fiction, so I have met all of my characters.

Would I want to meet them again? Absolutely not. This isn't necessarily because I dislike them, but because I could only meet them once. We burned each other up already. There is no repeating anything, even for the sake of improvements.



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