Do we channel our characters?
I am a beginning writer and I am starting to think (believe) that writers, at least fiction writers, are some sort of Mediums.
When I am writing and in that zone, I not only visualize my characters, I can feel them - their personalities, their feelings, who they are.
And sometimes, when I reread something I wrote, I think - that was not me. I must have wrote what they channeled through me; what they thought, what they felt.
I realized this the other day, when someone in my writing group, asked how I came up with the names of my characters in a young adult, Sci-fi/Fantasy I am writing. My answer was, "They just came to me." I knew then, that they told me - I channeled them. I just wrote down what they told me to.
Am I a Medium? At least with my characters I think I am.
It will be interesting when I decide to finally write a really intense character (probably an antagonist), what will that do to me? You hear about it with movie actors who get too caught up in a character, I imagine it can be the same for writers.
Let's just hope we can turn the Channel off once it is done...
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