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Do your characters talk to you?

Yes, I wish they'd shut up sometimes.
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No. I'm the writer; I make them talk.
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No, but I wish they did.
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Occasionally.
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Demeter says...



Kind of curious...
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SubjectBlue says...



actually they do talk, but I own them. :twisted:
and they know that.
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Jennya says...



Strange, mine never talk to me. They don't even acknowledge my existence, I can make them talk to each other but they stay put in their own little worlds.
I'm really curious. I wonder what other people's characters do.
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writerwithacause says...



Well, they don't talk to me... but I don't make them talk either. I mean, I am just staying there, doing nothing, and I hear them talking in my head. It's like their dialogue comes to me, without even bothering. xD

They talk to each other independently of me.
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TheButtonWorks says...



My characters talk to me almost all the time, and I find it tough to follow my actual work. [squirms] But yes, I'm known for having an extraordinarily hyperactive imagination, and the voices get loudest when I'm ill.

It was so scary two years ago, when I was hospitalized over some food poisoning problem, and my characters came visiting. One told me about a few adjustments I could make to the story, and wouldn't accept apologies for not being able to write anything down.

They are friends in more ways than one, with more failures than qualities, but isn't that the way we are all? (Sometimes I wonder if I'm hearing characters from my stories, or putting these friends of mine into my stories.)
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Skins says...



Because I can't do things normally...

Basically, I kind of pretend to be my characters. Before you assume the worst, if my character's a midget that casts spells, I don't run about the place on my knees while chanting in Latin or anything. I tend to conjure up situations in my head, then imagine myself as the character. I'll interact with other characters, use the kind of dialogue my character would use (in my head, of course. I don't sit in my room talking to myself in a different kind of voice. Most of the time.), and try to feel the way my character would in the situation in my head.

So yeah. To put it simply, I take the whole talking to my characters thing to another level. I pretend to be them instead.

In my defence, people tend say I'm good with characterisation. Maybe this is why.
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Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:33 pm
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Demeter says...



Yeah, I kind of do that too, Skins. But don't be afraid to admit you sit in your room talking in different voices, because that's totally what I do. xD
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Justagirl says...



Yeah... One of my characters helped me with homework once. It was entertaining XD
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Balaczter says...



Usually it's just them talking to each other. Sometimes they talk directly to me, but only to call me stupid. ; n ;
Such as, I stub my toe on the door. 'NICE JOB DUMBASS. I'M SURE YOUR TOES APPRECIATE THE WAY IN WHICH YOU TREAT THEM. MAYBE IF YOU GOT PROPER SLEEP YOU COULD ACTUALLY CONTROL YOUR OWN BODY. GEEZ.'

Usually I just look at things around me and think how my OCs would react to them. Like, IDK, I look outside at the pond and I imagine one of them falling into it. Or being pushed.




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Skins says...



Demeter wrote:Yeah, I kind of do that too, Skins. But don't be afraid to admit you sit in your room talking in different voices, because that's totally what I do. xD


I no longer feel alone. <3 Or insane.

It's kind of freaky though when I start thinking in Welsh, even though I'm imagining a character who's from England...
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livurdestiny says...



Yeah they talk are right non stop I am like I know I created you and all but can you pleas be quiet




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ChalkyUknome says...



Yay! I'm so glad there's others like me! :D I also imagine myslef as my characters. Especially in school. They usually come out while I'm taking tests. I'll be taking a hard religion multiple choice test and I'll be stuck between two answers. My charcter would randomly pop into my head and say, "Well, this answer sounds like something Jesus would say. So put that down for an answer!" :D He's sometimes right...

Sometimes, when I'm sitting alone I imagine my character sitting next to me and talking. I get great ideas from doing that. Also, when I'm taking long car rides I imagine him running beside the car and dodging cars and trees. Haha. I know it's weird but it works for me! ^_^
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Snoink says...



They don't really talk to me directly, but they do talk and it's strange. Mostly, I just eavesdrop in. The only reason why they really talk to me is if I write this situation, and they don't fit well in it, and they're like, "NO. This is what happened instead! See how much more horrible it is?" And it's pretty dramatic.
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Jelen says...



Well, I talk to my characters, if that counts. Especially when I can't get them to do what I want....
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lele253isme says...



My characters are always running their mouths, or telling me about their lives. Like I'm some big therapist, "or smothing"