Saturday, 3 March 2012

Fantasy character creation

Not sure how other author's feel but I feel a strong empathy for my characters. Somehow, they feel quite real. I wrote a short excerpt for Vastra called Vastra’s Tale

This describes Vastra’s ghost, wandering the world, seeking redemption by telling his story of his betrayal. I felt sad writing it. It was almost as if by telling his story Vastra was seeking forgiveness.

Perhaps in writing a novel, authors have a due care. Are we really creating those worlds? To me the people in my novel seem as real as any I have met. I wonder if Tolkien felt the same.

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