Today my writing pal Christina and I met at our local cine to check out STRANGER THAN FICTION. It was a cute story of a writer whose main character is alive in the real world. A moment that really spoke to me was then the main character (HAROLD CRICK) and the writer (KAREN EIFFEL) met face to face for the first time.
Karen dropped to her knees and stared at Harold. "Your face! Your hands! Your shoes!" Her expression was of a proud mother. A flabbergasted and scared one, but of a mother who had birthed a character and was seeing it for the first time.
That got me thinking...what would I do if I ever met one of my characters. In my current WIP, Zara Taylor is totally kick-ass, bad-ass and has no shame. If I ever met met, I would make her buy me a drink and figure out some of her secrets. She would try to get me to down a Singapore Sling (brandy, gin and powdered sugar, her drink of choice) but I would protest and settle for my usual Mai Tai.
I would ask her about how she managed to live on her own from the age of 16, be competent in the fields of car mechanic, bartender, and cigar connoseur, and most importnatly, how she managed to extort a 2007 electric blue Dodge Viper from a married man ;)
So....if you guys could meet any of your characters...or characters in other books you love, who would you meet?
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