Sunday, February 2, 2014


So, I had a startling realization last night. See, I've started seeing a therapist for my depression recently, and as I was writing last night, I realized that writers are a bit like therapists for their characters.
I know a lot of writers will say that their characters are great therapists.  As far as my characters go, I disagree.  They tend to fight with each other and whine and complain even more than I do (which is saying a lot).  When I write, it's like they're coming to me with all of their problems, and even if I can't fix them, I sit and listen to them and let them talk through all their issues.  Having never been to therapy before and therefore having nothing to compare this experience to, I thought it was just the way I wrote. 
Now, I'm beginning to wonder just who is working for who in this author/character relationship. ;)

Fare thee well, friend!

1 comment:

  1. I think it's great that you are willing to help your characters work out their problems (That's what they get for being to autonomous!) I think mine are too afraid to come to me... because they are probably worried that I'll give them even more tragic back stories...