Do your characters seem real to you?

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Vivian Paschal
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Re: Do your characters seem real to you?

Post by Vivian Paschal »

My characters seem real to me all the time. I try to write how people would react to certain situations if they were real. Sometimes, some characters are based on people I know, with their awareness, of course. I wouldn't want to go on with a book when the characters seem unreal because it would make the entire novel feel unreal.
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Post by ebethina »

I have experienced times in certain books where the characters seem real to me. That to me means good writing.
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Post by Jamjam1111 »

Yes of course, everytime a main character dies, it breaks my heart specially the revealing of the true side of the characters makes it more thrilling
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Post by Penny Lee »

My characters seem real to me, and I hope that is conveyed to the reader as well. I love to read novels where the characters seem to come to life, and you almost seem to experience the story with them. That is good character writing! When there isn't much character development, or too much telling and not enough showing, it's difficult to care about the characters and get into the story.
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Post by DesireeRose »

This is a really interesting question. My characters do seem very real to me, and my biggest goal when I write is to make them feel real to others. I believe I struggle with that, but I'm going to keep on trying until I find the secret recipe.
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Post by aby johnson »

Not always because some authors don't develop their characters enough and that makes them unreal. On the other hand, Murakami for instance makes his characters so life like that we can relate to them as well as believe them to be real.
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Post by EReid »

Some of my characters do seem very real, especially ones that have been living in a world in my head for a long time.
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Post by 63tty »

All the books I've read so far do have realistic characters. I cant complain.
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Post by karineyn »

It reminds me of Alice Walker who moves to a specific house because she believes the characters in Color Purple demand it.

When I write fiction, it is at first hard for me to come up with characters who feel real, but after I am done, they definitely do feel real to me.
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Post by dennisbragra »

My characters are always real in my head. At times i get disappointed when a book is converted to a movie and the characters are different from how i pictured them
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