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Character Frustrations

Working with fictional folk can be hard and at times it can feel like you are herding cats.

Here are some situations which show how frustrating characters can be…

  1. Characters hijacking your story.
  2. Characters getting too big for their fictional boots.
  3. Fictional folk starting to say what they want.
  4. Characters talking amongst themselves.
  5. Attention seeking minor characters who start to take over the plot.
  6. Hot characters leading you astray and making you write unnecessary steamy scenes.
  7. Characters talking out loud in the early hours when you are trying to sleep.
  8. Characters taking on your view of the world and not listening, as you screech at the laptop ‘for goodness sake be yourself!’
  9. Dull and lifeless characters!
  10. Characters who have this annoying habit of asking a question and the question bothers you so much you end up writing reams and reams trying to answer it.
  11. Characters who start to morph into…

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

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