Hey, do you know how all writers out there always say: “oh, my characters are alive, they talk in my head, they’re not going along with my plot”? Well, that doesn’t really happen to me. Things just sort of happen, sort of show up - the characters don’t talk, they’re just there, and I just know what would happen. No personality at the edge of my imagination, nada. Is that bad for an aspiring novelist?
Divi: Not at all! It’s the same for me and Tazzy; our characters don’t really talk to us, they just show up when necessary. We all breathe life into our characters in different ways. Me? I do drawings or portraits of them. My characters only ever show up when I’m writing them, but when I’m not writing them it’s like they’re neatly stored in a file cabinet in my head. Just because they don’t talk to you doesn’t mean you’re doing anything wrong, and as far as creativity goes I don’t think there’s a wrong or right to how you go through your writing process as long as it works for you.