Do you have a character in one of your books that you simply LOVE to write? Maybe it’s the way he/she speaks. Or the cool way they look. Or the attitude you wish you had. Whatever it is, these characters make writing F.U.N….
I have one character that is my all time favorite to write. The evil SETH in my planned trilogy. Basically absent from the first story, Seth enters the story early in book two. I love writing him so much, that he arrived 200 pages early during rewrites (a problem only because it forced me to significantly change the story).
Seth is sarcastic, crazy (in a very controlled way) and hot. He is also evil…that’s evil with a capital E. Writing him is a bit of a challenge because he needs to vacillate between being in complete control, to being a raving lunatic in a matter of a couple of words.
Seth’s fun to write because he’s so different from me (or at least I hope he is!). He gets to do and say the things I would never do or say. He takes over scenes, causes chaos everywhere and writing him has a level of controlled freedom that I find intoxicating at times. I’ll be sad when his role is over – but will no doubt create some other character that is just as much fun…
What about you? Do you have a favorite character to write? What makes him or her so much fun?