by Karla Locke
I asked Jared McVay the following:
How does an author stay with a character when: 1. Writing over a long period of time? 2. Writing multiple stories? 3. Writing a story (or stories) with multiple characters?
From Jared McVay
Simple: Know your characters as well as you know yourself. Allow them to have their own personalities. Just because you would or would not do something doesn't mean the character would or wouldn't - if it was in their nature.
It's kinda like being in a play or a movie and you're playing a character role. With each character, you get out of yourself and into the character and stay there whenever you're on stage or in front of the camera. When writing, and you come to a character, just get out of yourself and into the character. Piece of cake.... I can still go in and out of characters I played 30 years ago. Know each of your characters and no matter how long it takes to write your story - you'll always know how each character will act or react...
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