I May Be Turning Into My Characters

30 12 2012

Christopher Stocking

An interesting, and probably one of the most fun, thing about being a writer is creating, and spending so much time with various characters. We birth them, give them names and personalities. We picture what they look like, but we don’t always describe it. Sometimes we let the reader decide what the character looks like based on how they act and speak.

I’ve found that, in come cases, I spend so much time with some of these characters that I almost begin to act and speak like them. I don’t act like them so much, but more speak like them. I mean, it would be hard to act like a British airship crewman, or an inventor. However, I’ve found that sometimes I have to hold myself back from saying things that a character of mine might say.

For example, since I’ve jumped into the world of steampunk, a lot of…

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