June 11th, 2010

wayfaring wordhack

Writing about Writing - Day 11

11. Who is your favorite character to write? Least favorite?

I would have to say that my favorite character is Mirco, a slave in Witherwilds. For some reason, his is the most comfortable, facile POV I think I've ever written. His worldview is pretty dark and selish, but he is a product of his hard life. His voice is churlish and stark at times. But, whether he wants to admit it or not, he's capable of caring for others.

Least favorite....hmmmm. I can't think of a character in particular that I *don't* like to write. However, there are times when I have a problem catching the essence of the character--not just their voice but their motivations, fears, etc--and writing them becomes a chore. I know I'm failing them, and I hate that.
wayfaring wordhack

Wanna know why I like rugby?

 Watch ten minutes of men chasing a round ball across a field, falling down and whining at the smallest touch, and I think you'll see why.  

You make hundreds of thousands of dollars, euros, pounds, pesos for your athletic abilities, boys. Leave the acting to actors. Stop acting like whiny butts and play the blasted game.