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Writing: A Character’s Development

Did you ever write anything that made you emotional ? Something so deep that you tugged at your own heart strings unconsciously? Have you ever written a character’s story down and then felt bad for what you just did to them?

Well I think that is what I just did with the main character of my book. I finished the chapter where she enters into a flashback about her past. Once I finished I felt like I didn’t just drive my character up a tree and throw rocks at her; I took her to edge of a cliff, chained a boulder to her leg, pushed the boulder over a ledge into the canyon to drown in the river below, but don’t worry the key lays to the bottom of the river.

Maybe I am exaggerating a bit.

Maybe not.

Let’s face it I am biased about my own work right now. I think I have just crossed over into the realm of being emotionally vested with my character.

Now, back to reality because after 3,448 words of an emotional backstory I’m drained.


4 thoughts on “Writing: A Character’s Development

  1. This is so interesting to me. I have only written non-fiction, the last book being my memoir. I have gotten invested in myself as I’ve written, its cool that you invest in your fictional characters like that. I bet the book will be great! 😊

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    1. Thank you! I really didn’t think it was possible. It makes more sense to feel that way regarding a personal piece but a fictional character, I was shocked, surprised and excited!

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