I have a question for all you writers out there. Has something one of your characters said made you stop and think? Mine have. While I’m writing their story I’ll focus on getting the words down, but when I’m editing I will occasionally come across a sentence or paragraph that makes me sit back and think. It could be a small nugget of wisdom or an insight into something personal, which given they are a part of me shouldn’t really be much of a surprise.
Every story we write, every character who makes an appearance has an impact on not only us, but on those who read their stories, and as long as mine are willing to talk to me I’ll continue to write their words down and perhaps along the way gain some more nuggets of wisdom.