Characters and Real People

Published July 22, 2015

Writing about characters is interesting and sometimes startling.  Once I’ve been working on one for a few days, I begin to think this character is a real person.  In fact, the other evening I was telling my wife how a certain character felt about particular aspects of reincarnation.  My wife asked me if this was somebody I’d talked to or a character in my current book.  I told her that it was a character.  However when I said this, I realized that as far as I was concerned, this male character was real.  As long as I feel that way, I think my readers will too.

J. R. Bacon